Theresa Payton

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Theresa Payton is the CEO of Fortalice®, LLC a security, risk and fraud consulting company. Prior to founding Fortalice, she was the Chief Information Officer for the White House under President George W. Bush's administration. She was the first woman to hold that position Theresa's knowledge of internet security and privacy issues started during her long technology and operations career in banking. Theresa recently attended the US Army War College National Security Seminar. She is Emeritus Faculty for the Security Executive Counsel. She currently holds a Top Secret clearance. She is regularly sought out by business and government to assist them with addressing internet threats. She speaks at several business and consumer focused forums and venues about how to become a cyberwarrior to protect yourself and your assets. She also hosts a weekly segment on Charlotte WBTV CBS called "Protecting Your Cyberturf".