Network Security

Col. Cedric Leighton, former deputy director at National Security Agency

You can catch Col. Cedric Leighton at SC Congress New York this coming Thursday, October 11 at his session, "DDoS and Stuxnet and Flame - OH MY!: Identifying and defending against the real cyber threat" with Dean De Beer.

What was your first job?
Radio newscaster.

If corporate security was an ice cream flavor, what would it be?
Rocky road.

What does your grandmother think you do for a living?
She thought I should be a minister.

If you were to describe yourself as a breed of dog, what would it be and why?
Airedale - because they're tenacious.

What would your last meal be?
Something French or Thai.

If the battle between IT security pros and cyber threats were to be embodied in comic book characters, what classic super hero/nemesis match-up do you think would be most fitting?
Batman & Penguin.

What is the lamest password you've ever heard?

What is your favorite movie?
"Being There" w/ Peter Sellers.

If you had to have an occupation other than the one you're doing, what would you do?
College professor.

Have you ever heard a good joke about IT security? What was the joke?
"Adam and Eve are standing in front of a computer. Adam says to Eve, 'Don't touch it! It's an Apple!'"

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