As one of the nation’s most respected authorities on cybersecurity, Theresa Payton is a regular speaker at RSAC and other venues. She made history as the first female to serve as White House Chief Information Officer and currently runs Fortalice Solutions. Before overseeing IT operations as CIO for President George W. Bush and his administration, she held executive roles in banking technology for two of the country’s top financial institutions. She is the author of several publications including Manipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth, released in 2020. Payton is sought out by media news outlets and has been a guest on hit shows such as Today and Good Morning America to name two, and she also starred on the reality TV series Hunted.