Leighton is a Senior Fellow with CPE Interactive focusing on information security and IT audit. In addition to his training role at CPE Interactive, he is CTO of ISFMT, a company focusing on computer security, forensics consulting and certification training, and cybersecurity. He is also the founder and CEO of Chimera Security, a research and development company focusing on cryptography, mobile technology, and cloud computing to create better and more secure solutions for today’s advanced users and providers.
He has over 40 years’ experience in computer security, cybersecurity, software development, communications equipment operations and maintenance, incident response, and forensic investigations. He has taught numerous cybersecurity, anti-terrorism, forensics, and risk management courses both domestically and internationally.
He previously was the Regional CIO and Senior Security Engineer for a large directorate within Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions Company.
He is members of the CSA CloudSIRT Working Group developing the model for collaboration among cloud providers, CERT organizations, responders and users; the CSA Security-as-of-Service working group, and other cloud related working groups. He is a contributing author to the “Encyclopedia of Information Assurance”, and authored “Computer Incident Response and Forensics Team Management”, and “Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, And Assessment Handbook”.
He holds certifications in CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CIFI (Certified Information Forensics Investigator), CSSLP (Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional), CAP (Certified Authorization Professional), CRISC (Certified in Risk & Information Systems Control), CMAS (Certified Master Antiterrorism Specialist), FITSP-A (Federal IT Security Professional – Auditor), ATOL2 (DOD Anti-Terrorism Officer Level 2), CAS-CTR (Certified Antiterrorism Specialist – Cyber Terrorism Response) and MBCI (Certified Member Business Continuity Institute).