Meet Our Defenders


Defending against sophisticated cyber threats takes more than technology. It takes people. People with skills and innate qualities to outpace today’s evolving threat landscape. Qualities we call “defender DNA.”


Cary Williams | Principal Consultant, Insider Risk

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What drives you to be a Defender?

An abiding desire to protect those who may be unable to do so themselves.

What is your strongest defender DNA quality?

A culmination of innate curiosity, tenacity and a strong sense of service.

What led you to develop your defender DNA?

Growing up in the rural mountains of Colorado taught me the immediate, and sometimes harsh, lessons of responsible stewardship. Principles such as preparedness, mutual aid and proper resource management were necessary daily practices and provided a strong professional foundation for my careers in investigations and counterintelligence.

How does your defender DNA benefit Leidos clients?

Whether it was seeking prosecution for those harming others, or neutralizing actors who would damage our national security, I have always felt a sense of commitment to protect the things we value. Today, I apply this commitment and my years of experience safeguarding organizations in both the commercial and federal sectors to help our clients defend themselves and prosper.