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Will Ackerly is the chief technology officer and cofounder of Virtru. Prior to founding Virtru in 2012, Will spent eight years at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he specialized in cloud analytic and security architecture - specifically protecting the agency's in-house data transfers. During his tenure at the NSA, Will invented the Trusted Data Format (TDF), an open standard used today by various government agencies for the secure transfer of data and the technical foundation on which Virtru was founded. Will holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Magna Cum Laude.

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