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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.
Respected professional with distinguished 24-year career auditing, analyzing, designing, implementing and managing Information Systems Security infrastructures. Customers include large global businesses, healthcare and government institutions, across multi-platform environments. Holds an MS in Information Systems Management from Seattle Pacific University, and a PhD from North Central University.
Certifications: CISSP, CISM, CEH, MCSE, CBCP, MCT, CCNA, CTT+, GSEC
Member: ISC2, ISSA, ISACA, InfraGard (Los Angeles and Seattle chapters)