May 26, 2017
As James and I continue to publish our Enfuse
Conference 2017 series of episodes we are this week joined
by Theresa Payton. Theresa is the former CIO of the George W. Bush
White House Administration, and now on the
show Hunted where she runs a team of cyber
- Theresa Payton ( @TrackerPayton) - Theresa Payton is one
of the nation’s leading experts in cybersecurity and IT strategy.
As CEO of Fortalice Solutions, an industry-leading security
consulting company, and co-founder of Dark Cubed, a cybersecurity
product company, Theresa is a proven leader and influencer who
works with clients and colleagues to uncover strategic
opportunities and identify new and emerging threats.
Theresa began her career in financial services, where she coupled
her deep understanding of technology systems with visionary
leadership, executing complex IT strategies and winning new
business. Following executive roles Bank of America and Wachovia,
Theresa served as the first female chief information officer at the
White House, overseeing IT operations for President George W. Bush
and his staff.
In 2015 Theresa was named a William J. Clinton distinguished
lecturer by the Clinton School of Public Service. She is the author
of several publications on IT strategy and cybersecurity and a
frequent speaker on IT risk. In 2014 she co-authored, with Ted
Claypoole, the book Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing
Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family, which
was subsequently featured on the Daily Show with John Stewart.
Among her numerous accolades and recognitions, Theresa was named
one of the top 25 Most Influential People in Security by Security
Magazine and One of Infosec’s Rising Stars and Hidden Gems by
Tripwire. In 2005 she was honored as Charlotte, NC’s Woman of the