Keith Alexander


Slideshow: Scenes from Black Hat USA 2013

Scenes from this year’s hacking conference in Las Vegas, Nev. include a keynote by¬†General Keith B. Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency and talks by researchers Karsten Nohl and¬†Ralf-Phillip Weinmann.

VIDEO: Gen. Keith Alexander at Black Hat

When Gen. Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency and chief of U.S. Cyber Command, agreed to deliver the opening keynote at Black Hat USA 2013, he had no idea that by the time he took the stage many of the NSA’s most secret information-collection programs would be public knowledge, thanks to Edward Snowden.


Contrary to a number of media reports, as well as statements by other intelligence officials, Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency, said on Tuesday that his agency is not interested in taking charge of the country’s cybersecurity efforts.

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