Oct 8, 2018
Theresa Payton has protected our money, our President and now our most at-risk children
20 min

InSecurity Podcast: Theresa Payton has protected our money, our President and now our most at-risk children

What if I told you that there are awful people out there exploiting children and using high end technology to cover their tracks?

What if I told you that they are getting away with it?

What if I told you that there are people out there with the experience, knowhow, technology… and most importantly, the will… to find these people

What if I told you that they ARE finding these scumbags

What if I told you that can help…

Theresa Payton is currently the CEO of Fortalice and co-founder of Dark Cube. She started her career in the financial sector before moving on to public service. She once worked in a big white building you might recognize.

In today’s episode of InSecurity, Matt Stephenson speaks with Theresa about her journey from the banking business in Florida… to becoming the CIO of the White House… to starring on a hit show on CBS… to playing a role in finding exploited children. Her journey is incredible and you won’t want to miss it.

About Theresa Payton

Theresa Payton is President and CEO of Fortalice Solutions, co-Founder of Dark Cubed, former White House CIO, star of the CBS hit show Hunted, and best-selling author of the book Privacy in the Age of Big Data.

Payton is one of the nation’s most respected authorities on information security, cybercrime, fraud mitigation, and security technology implementation.

As White House Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Executive Office of the President from 2006 to 2008, Payton 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."


About Matt Stephenson

Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Security Technology team at Cylance, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and host of CylanceTV

Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage, and recovery companies has introduced Stephenson to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come before.

Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, Matt interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.

To hear more, visit:

ThreatVector InSecurity Podcasts:

iTunes/Apple Podcasts link:

GooglePlay Music link:

More episodes
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu