Former White House CIO and Cybersecurity Expert to Speak at September Mercer Executive Forum

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017
6:30 p.m., Dinner Presentation
Homer and Ruth Drake Field House
Mercer University
Macon, GA

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
12:00 p.m., Lunch Presentation
Capital City Club-Downtown
7 John Portman Boulevard
Atlanta, GA  

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

She is one of America's most respected authorities on Internet security, net crime, fraud mitigation, and technology implementation. As White House Chief Information Officer 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, Theresa 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."

Theresa graduated from Immaculata University with honors in 1989 and went on to the University of Virginia to earn her Master of Science in Management Information Systems.  She earned her certificate in Graduate Banking studies from The Graduate School of Banking at LSU in 1997.