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Amy Bennett
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Former NSA director Mike McConnell joins Securonix board

Feb 08, 20162 mins
IT LeadershipSecurity

Mike McConnell
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Security intelligence platform provider Securonix today announced that Vice Admiral (Ret.) Mike McConnell, former U.S. Director of National Intelligence, has joined the company as senior advisory board member.

McConnell is in good company. Former Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, international cyber security expert Bob Rose, former Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Intelligence Community Patrick Gorman, and former NSA Deputy Director Chris Inglis are also members of the Securonix Board of Advisors.

McConnell served as Director of the National Security Agency from 1992 to 1996, providing global intelligence and information security services to the White House, Cabinet officials and Congress. In 1996, Booz Allen Hamilton recruited McConnell to create its first information security business – a ten million dollar cyber security division that eventually grew into a one billion dollar business. McConnell joined the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) as its initial Chairman of the Board in 2005, where he led efforts to increase collaboration within the intelligence and national security communities. In 2007, McConnell was appointed Director of National Intelligence by George W. Bush, becoming the second person to hold the title.

“Securonix is innovating analytics capabilities that are game changing in cyber security,” said McConnell. “I’m delighted to be a part of a company that is helping businesses and government tackle the fraud and insider threat problem and I’m looking forward to helping clients protect what is most critical to their organization’s growth.”