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@Noon Lunchtime Series with Theresa Payton

Theresa Payton shows audiences how to be both future-ready and secure

An inventor and visionary in the digital world, a U.S. patent holder, and the first female White House CIO, a two-time company founder and CEO, Theresa Payton, was named one of the “Top 50 Women in Tech” by Award Magazine in 2021. She captivates audiences by drawing on her unmatched knowledge and expertise to help business, association and government audiences safely navigate a rapidly changing digital future.

Before serving as White House CIO, Payton was a technology leader in the banking and finance sector. Today she is the founder and CEO at Fortalice Solutions, a world-class consulting firm recently named to the lists of “The Global Hot 150 Cybersecurity Companies,” by Cybersecurity Ventures, and “The Top 5 Most Innovative Cybersecurity Companies” in the Washington, D.C. area. Her work in the field of fighting crime earned her the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. Theresa is a member of the Cyber Defenders Council, a group of 50 preeminent leaders from the public and private sectors who promote cross-sector collaboration and proactive cyber deterrence, and she sits on several advisory boards for innovative global technology firms.

In 2020, Business Insider named her one of their “Top 50 Cybersecurity Leaders” and Security Magazine named her one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in Security.” Past awards have included “One of the 100 Most Influential People in Cyber Security,” “Woman Cybersecurity Leader of the Year,” and “Cybersecurity Crusader of the Year.”

This program is made possible by the Katherine Miller Speakers Program Fund.



September 26


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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