In the wake of recent, debilitating cyber-attacks, Theresa Payton remains the cybersecurity expert companies turn to regarding efforts to strengthen cybersecurity measures. Named one of the top 25 Most Influential People in Security by Security Magazine, she is one of America's most respected authorities on Internet security and data breaches and was recognized in 2015 as a William J. Clinton distinguished lecturer by the Clinton School of Public Service.
The first female to serve as White House Chief Information Officer, Payton oversaw IT operations for the President and his staff from 2006 to 2008. Previously, she held executive roles in banking technology at Bank of America and Wells Fargo. She is the CEO of an industry leading security consulting company, Fortalice Solutions, LLC.
Payton collaborated with attorney Ted Claypoole to author two books. Hailed as must-reads, Privacy in the Age of Big Data and Protecting Your Internet Identity outline peoples' rights and offer tips and strategies for building and maintaining a positive online image.