Bank of Utah has announced the lineup for its Fall Speaker Events. Former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Ret. Col. Cedric Leighton will headline the events which run Sept. 26-27 at venues from Logan to Lehi. He will address cyber risk in the global marketplace. Leighton is currently a CNN military analyst and the chairman of his own global strategic risk consultancy.

“With the advent of the ‘Internet of Things,’ everyone and every business is at some degree of risk for compromised data,” said Leighton. “When you’re connected online, your suppliers’ lack of cyber security can impact yours. Big things happening around the world can put your business at risk as well. I’m very excited to come to Utah and give business leaders an overview of how to strategically minimize their risk. You can’t fix vulnerabilities without first knowing the threats that exist in the business world. The cyber world and the real world are now interchangeable.”

Leighton will share fascinating stories from his past at the Pentagon and assignments around the globe, as well as give his take on the current U.S. geo-political environment and how it affects businesses, Bank of Utah said in a press statement. Throughout his 26-year career in the U.S. Air Force, Leighton oversaw numerous critical intelligence missions, helped train the nation’s cyber warriors and is the recipient of numerous military awards. Leighton supported key combat operations in the Middle East with intelligence that helped the U.S. Air Force destroy 95 percent of Saddam Hussein’s air defenses and save many lives.

• The speaker series will take place at the follow locations and times: 

• Ogden, Sept.  26, location is Hub 801, 3525 Riverdale Road, breakfast buffet at 7:30 a.m., presentation 8-9 a.m.

• Logan, Sept. 26, location is the Grove Event Center, 2427 N. Main St., lunch buffet at noon, presentation 12:30-1:30 p.m.

• Lehi, Sept. 27, location is Thanksgiving Point Club House, 3300 Club House Drive, Lehi, breakfast buffet 7:30 a.m., presentation 8-9 a.m.

Salt Lake City, Sept. 27, location is Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., lunch buffet at noon, presentation 12:30-1:30 p.m.

The events are open to business leaders and pre-registration is required. Register at https://www.bankofutah.com/events/bank-of-utahs-2017-fall-speaker-event.

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