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Justin Daniels is a thought leader in cybersecurity who believes cybersecurity must be treated by the c-suite as a strategic enterprise business risk. He provides strategic advice to companies to help them understand cyber risk and create a comprehensive approach to address it. He specifically advises on cyber business and legal issues in mergers and acquisitions, investment capital transactions and related due diligence matters, information security plans, incident response plans, vendor and customer contracts and cyber insurance. Justin is an attorney with Baker Donelson, where he specializes in M&A and other business transactions.
Justin is a leader in Georgia's cybersecurity industry. In 2017, he founded and led the inaugural Atlanta Cyber Week (www.atlcyberweek.com) where multiple organizations held 11 events that attracted more than 1,000 attendees from five countries. Atlanta Cyber Week created business opportunities between growth cyber companies and Atlanta's middle market and Fortune 1,000 customer base while also burnishing the reputation of Atlanta's regional cybersecurity ecosystem. At the end of Atlanta Cyber Week 2017, he gave a Ted Talk entitled "Why You Hold the Key to Cybersecurity." He launched the podcast CyberXchange in April 2018 where he exchanges views on cybersecurity with industry leaders and influencers. He speaks extensively about the topic of cybersecurity and has done so in the United States, the UK and Israel.
Founder of a strategic risk consultancy after serving 26 years in the US Air Force, Cedric Leighton oversaw numerous critical intelligence missions throughout his career. He served at US Special Operations Command, the Joint Staff and the National Security Agency, where he helped train the nation's cyber warriors. A Middle East combat veteran, he is the recipient of numerous military awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Bronze Star.
Currently, Cedric advises multinational businesses on cyber attacks and the management of complex global strategies to reduce risk and unpredictability.