Former NSA Chief: Why I’m Worth $1 Million a Month to Wall Street

Former NSA Director Keith Alexander says his services warrant a fee of up to a million dollars, due to a cyber-surveillance technique he and his partners at his new security firm IronNet Cybersecurity have developed, Foreign Policy reported on Tuesday. The claim follows reporting earlier this month that Alexander is slated to head a ‘cyber-war council’ backed by Wall Street.

Alexander claims that the new technology is different from anything the NSA has done as it uses “behavioral models” to predict hackers’ actions ahead of time.

In his article, “The NSA’s Cyber-King Goes Corporate,” Foreign Policy journalist Shane Harris says that Alexander stated that IronNet has already signed contracts with three separate companies, although Alexander declined to name them. He plans on filing at least nine patents for the technology and finishing the testing phase of it by the end of September.

While it’s not uncommon for former government employees to be granted patents for their inventions, Alexander is thought to be the first ex-NSA director to apply for patents “directly related to the job he had in government,” said Harris...


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