Have you heard this one? “There are two kinds of businesses, those that have been breached and those who don’t know they’ve been breached.”

To help Utah businesses minimize cyber risk in the global marketplace, Bank of Utah is hosting its annual Fall Speaker Events, Sept. 26 – 27 from Logan to Lehi, featuring former U. S. Air Force Intelligence Officer Ret. Col. Cedric Leighton. He 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. Throughout his 26-year career in the US 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, 2017

Hub 801, 3525 Riverdale Road, Ogden

Breakfast Buffet: 7:30 a.m.

Presentation: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Complimentary self-parking

Logan – Sept. 26, 2017

The Grove Event Center, 2427 North Main Street, Logan

Lunch Buffet: 12:00 p.m.

Presentation: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Complimentary self-parking

Lehi - Sept. 27, 2017

Thanksgiving Point Club House, 3300 Club House Drive, Lehi

Breakfast Buffet: 7:30 a.m.

Presentation: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Complimentary self-parking

Salt Lake City – Sept. 27, 2017

Grand America Hotel, 555 South Main Street

Lunch Buffet: 12:00 p.m.

Presentation: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Complimentary self-parking

Bank of Utah’s Fall Speaker Event is open to business leaders and pre-registration is required. Seating is limited. To register, visit https://www.bankofutah.com/events/bank-of-utahs-2017-fall-speaker-event