Former CIO, White House
One of the nation’s most respected authorities on cybersecurity, Theresa Payton captivates audiences with her experiences as a cybercrime fighter and entrepreneur, blending memorable anecdotes with cutting-edge insights. As 2019 Woman Cybersecurity Leader of the Year, she offers her expertise on Internet security, data breaches and fraud mitigation. Payton was the first female to serve as White House Chief Information Officer and held executive technology roles at Bank of America and Wells Fargo. She is the founder, president and CEO of Fortalice Solutions, a world-class cybersecurity consulting firm, starred in the reality TV series Hunted, and authored several books, including Manipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth, scheduled for release in April of 2020.