Former DNI and NSA chief Mike McConnell joins Securonix board

Vice Admiral Mike McConnell
Vice Admiral Mike McConnell

Securonix, a Los Angeles-based security analytics firm, named former U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Vice Admiral Mike McConnell to the company's board of advisors.

McConnell will join the board as a senior advisory board member. He joins several other former government leaders, including Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security; Bob Rose, an international cybersecurity expert; Patrick Gorman, former chief information officer of the U.S. Intelligence Community; and Chris Inglis, former NSA deputy director, the company told SCMagazine.com in an email Tuesday.

McConnell was named DNI in 2007 by President George Bush and previously served as director of the National Security Agency (NSA) from 1992-1996.

"McConnell brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise addressing some of the country's largest and most complex data protection and security concerns, said Securonix CEO Sachin Nayyar. "He was among the first to recognize the critical threat cybercrime would pose to the security of the United States."

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