About the Speaker
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    Col. Cedric Leighton
    CNN Military Analyst; USAF (Ret.), Chairman, Cedric Leighton Associates, LLC

    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.