About Theresa Payton

Theresa Payton is one of America's most respected authorities on Internet security, net crime, fraud mitigation, and technology implementation. As the first female to serve as the White House Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Executive Office of the President from 2006 to 2008, she administered the information technology enterprise for the President and 3,000 staff members.

Prior to her time at the White House, Payton was a senior technology executive in banking, spending 16 years providing banking solutions using emerging technologies. Payton founded Fortalice in 2008 and lends her expertise to government and private sector organizations to help them improve their information technology systems. In 2010, Security Magazine named her one of the top 25 "Most Influential People in Security."

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