Sr. Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton; Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence; Former Director, National Security Agency
Mike McConnell is former Vice Chairman of the International Consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, where his primary roles included serving on the firm’s Leadership Team and leading the firm’s intelligence and cyber security business. After retiring from the Navy in 1996 as a Vice Admiral, Mr. McConnell joined Booz Allen, and led the development of the firm’s Information Assurance and Intelligence business focused on policy, operations, transformation, homeland security, intelligence analytics and counter-terrorism.
From 1992 to 1996 he served as the Director of the National Security Agency (DIRNSA), leading the agency during a critical period as it adapted to the multi-polar threats brought about by the end of the Cold War, providing global intelligence and information security services to the White House, Cabinet officials, Congress, and a broad array of military and civil intelligence customers. He also served as a member of the Director of Central Intelligence’s senior national intelligence leadership team, which addressed major programmatic and substantive foreign intelligence issues.
McConnell’s focus since his service as Director of NSA in 1992-96, has been to improve the cyber security posture of businesses and government agencies around the globe to better protect them from hackers, criminals, terrorists and nation states focused on economic espionage or destruction of vital data. He continues to work closely with the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency to improve the nation’s cyber security defenses.
The astonishing growth of technology and the positive impact it has on our daily lives has come to characterize the 21st Century. But our increasing reliance on tech comes with a price that threatens our safety and security. With the ever-growing sophistication and frequency of cyber-attacks, it is vital that current generations—and ones to come—are […]