Theresa Payton to Kick Off the 2020 Speaker Series Lineup! #BCAproud

We are excited to announce that Theresa Payton, Former White House CIO, Cybersecurity Authority, and 2019 Woman Cybersecurity Leader of the Year, will be kicking off our 2020 Speaker Series.

Equifax, Sony Pictures, and Target have all suffered debilitating cyberattacks. Individuals prominent in the public eye have faced serious privacy breaches. It is in this volatile cyber-environment that Theresa Payton remains the cybersecurity and intelligence operations expert that people and companies turn to in order to strengthen their privacy and cybersecurity.

As the star of the CBS TV series, Hunted, Theresa identifies emerging trends and techniques to help combat cyber threats, from the impact of the Internet of Things to securing Big Data. 

The first female to serve as White House chief information officer, featured in the book 100 Fascinating Women Fighting Cybercrime, and named 2019 Woman Cybersecurity Leader of the Year, Theresa is one of America’s most respected authorities on cybersecurity, data breaches, fraud mitigation and combating manipulation campaigns. With real-world strategies and solutions, she helps public and private sector organizations protect their most valuable resources.

Drawing from her experience as a veteran cybercrime fighter and entrepreneur of Fortalice—her successful, rapidly growing and 2019 Cybersecurity 500 recognized firm—Theresa masterfully blends memorable anecdotes with cutting-edge insights to heighten awareness of the perils of our uber-connected world. As she delves into the cyber-underworld and the new kinds of threats that can lead to tomorrow’s breaches and insider risks, she offers a proven blueprint for audiences to stay a step ahead with practical steps for thinking like the adversary, while managing cybersecurity risk.

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Theresa’s distinct approachability, combined with her visionary perspective and easy-to-implement strategies, effectively prepare audiences for success in the ongoing battle against cybercrime. Her upcoming book, Manipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth, is due to be released April, 2020.Former White House CIO, Cybersecurity Authority, and 2019 Woman Cybersecurity Leader of the Year.

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