9 March 2018

Former White House CIO Theresa Payton to Serve as Closing Keynote Speaker at HITEC Houston

  • Former White House CIO Theresa Payton to Serve as Closing Keynote SpeakerFormer White House CIO Theresa Payton to Serve as Closing Keynote Speaker

Hear from Theresa Payton, former White House CIO and cybersecurity authority starring on CBS's TV show "Hunted," on Thursday, June 21 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. at HFTP's HITEC Houston.

As the star of the CBS TV series, "Hunted," Payton identifies emerging trends and techniques to help combat cyber threats, from the impact of the Internet of Things to securing Big Data. Payton was the first female to serve as The White House chief information officer. In 2017 she was listed as number four on IFSEC Global's list of the "World's Top 50 Cybersecurity Influencers in Security and Fire." Payton is one of America's most respected authorities on internet security, data breaches and fraud mitigation. 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 her successful and rapidly-growing cybersecurity firm, Fortalice, Payton 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.

Payton's distinct approachability, combined with her visionary perspective and easy-to-implement strategies, effectively prepare audiences for success in the ongoing battle against cybercrime.

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