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Co-founder & CTO of Virtru

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Will Ackerly is the CTO and Co-Founder of Virtru. Prior to founding Virtru in 2012, Ackerly spent eight years at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he specialized in cloud analytics and security architecture—specifically protecting the agency’s in-house data transfers.

Ackerly was once a whiz kid in the National Security Agency (for a time using his technical skills in Iraq to help the American military track terrorists). Like Edward Snowden, he was disturbed by the extent of the NSA’s spying on regular citizens. Unlike Snowden, Ackerly didn’t leak the agency’s secrets. Instead, the lifelong tinkerer—as a child, he rewired a switch in the family basement to disable a light on his parents’ phone system so he could conceal his excessive modem use—invented a technology that can protect your email and data from anyone bent on stealing it, whether a criminal hacker or a government snoop. Ackerly’s company, Virtru, launched a web plug-in based on what he dubbed the TDF in 2014 and now has thousands of clients. Many are in the healthcare realm, and state and federal government entities have even begun using the technology, newly aware of their own vulnerabilities. Virtru also offers a free version that individuals can download and use on, say, their Gmail.

Ackerly graduated magna cum laude from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

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Will Ackerly

Co-founder & CTO of Virtru

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Will Ackerly Biography

Will Ackerly is the CTO and Co-Founder of Virtru. Prior to founding Virtru in 2012, Ackerly spent eight years at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he specialized in cloud analytics and security architecture—specifically protecting the agency’s in-house data transfers.

Ackerly was once a whiz kid in the National Security Agency (for a time using his technical skills in Iraq to help the American military track terrorists). Like Edward Snowden, he was disturbed by the extent of the NSA’s spying on regular citizens. Unlike Snowden, Ackerly didn’t leak the agency’s secrets. Instead, the lifelong tinkerer—as a child, he rewired a switch in the family basement to disable a light on his parents’ phone system so he could conceal his excessive modem use—invented a technology that can protect your email and data from anyone bent on stealing it, whether a criminal hacker or a government snoop. Ackerly’s company, Virtru, launched a web plug-in based on what he dubbed the TDF in 2014 and now has thousands of clients. Many are in the healthcare realm, and state and federal government entities have even begun using the technology, newly aware of their own vulnerabilities. Virtru also offers a free version that individuals can download and use on, say, their Gmail.

Ackerly graduated magna cum laude from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Will Ackerly Videos

  • Reassessing Data Protection for the Cloud Era - Will Ackerly
    With massive fines and an impending deadline, GDPR looms large for enterprises around the world. But we shouldn't treat GDPR as not just another...
  • Your Guide to Encryption for Gmail and Google Apps
    Will Ackerly and Rob McDonald take you for a guided tour of Virtru --- email encryption for Gmail and Google Apps.

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  • How to book Will Ackerly?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Will Ackerly for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Will Ackerly, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Will Ackerly or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Will Ackerly?

    Booking fees for Will Ackerly, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Will Ackerly, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Will Ackerly?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Will Ackerly for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Will Ackerly for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Will Ackerly or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Will Ackerly or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Will Ackerly is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Will Ackerly for your event is available upon request. Will Ackerly generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Wendi Whitmore, John Ackerly, Alan Cohn, Scott Adams and Nico Sell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Will Ackerly for an upcoming event.

Will Ackerly Speaker Videos

  • Reassessing Data Protection for the Cloud Era - Will Ackerly
    With massive fines and an impending deadline, GDPR looms large for enterprises around the world. But we shouldn't treat GDPR as not just another regulation. Rather, we should consider it symptomatic...
    Your Guide to Encryption for Gmail and Google Apps
    Will Ackerly and Rob McDonald take you for a guided tour of Virtru --- email encryption for Gmail and Google Apps.

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