Will Ackerly

CTO, Virtru

Will Ackerly is the CTO and Co-Founder of data security company Virtru and a former Cloud Security Architect at the NSA. Utilizing his brainchild, the Trusted Data Format (TDF), Ackerly established Virtru to sheathe individual pieces of data with encryption, to make it dramatically harder for anyone—a private hacker, a foreign state or one’s own government—to pilfer what users want to protect. Ackerly currently holds several patents and has over a decade of experience in computer and network security. He graduated magna cum laude from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.