Stuff in the ‘cybersecurity’ Category

4 February, 2019


Theresa Payton is one of the nation’s leading experts in cybersecurity and IT strategy. As CEO of Fortalice Solutions, an industry-leading security consulting company, and co-founder of Dark Cubed, a cybersecurity product company, Theresa is a proven leader and influencer who works with clients and colleagues to uncover strategic opportunities and identify new and emerging threats.
Theresa began her career in financial services, where she coupled her deep understanding of technology systems with visionary leadership, executing complex IT strategies and winning new business. Following executive roles Bank of America and Wachovia, Theresa served as the first female chief information officer at the White House, overseeing IT operations for President George W. Bush and his staff.

In 2015 Theresa was named a William J. Clinton distinguished lecturer by the Clinton School of Public Service.

She is the author of several publications on IT strategy and cyberseurity and a frequent speaker on IT risk. Privacy in the Age of Big Data​: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family (Rowman) will be released in a 2nd edition in March 2023. Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online, 2nd edition, was released by Rowman  (print & ebook) and by Brilliance in audio in June 2020.  Manipulated:  Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth (Rowman, March 2020) relates stories from the battlefront of the war conducted through clicks, swipes, unauthorized internet access, technical backdoors and massive espionage schemes.  It is also available on audio narrated by the author (Brilliance).Among her numerous accolades and recognitions, Theresa was named one of the top 25 Most Influential People in Security by Security Magazine and One of Infosec’s Rising Stars and Hidden Gems by Tripwire. In 2005 she was honored as Charlotte, NC’s Woman of the Year.

27 October, 2016

Protecting Your Internet Identity, Ted Claypoole and Theresa Payton

Are You Naked Online?
People research everything online – shopping, school, jobs, travel – and other people. Your online persona is your new front door. It is likely the first thing that new friends and colleagues learn about you. In the years since this book was first published, the Internet profile and reputation have grown more important in the vital human512jT2yNQ8L activities of work, school and relationships. This updated edition of Protecting Your Internet Identity (Rowman & Littlefield, November 2016) explores the various ways that people may use your Internet identity, including the ways bad guys can bully, stalk or steal from you aided by the information they find about you online. The authors look into the Edward Snowden revelations and the government’s voracious appetite for personal data. A new chapter on the right to be forgotten explores the origins and current effects of this new legal concept, and shows how the new right could affect us all. Timely information helping to protect your children on the Internet and guarding your business’s online reputation has also been added.

The state of Internet anonymity has been exposed to scrutiny lately, and the authors explore how anonymous you can really choose to be when conducting activity on the web. The growth of social networks is also addressed as a way to project your best image and to protect yourself from embarrassing statements. Building on the first book, this new edition has everything you need to know to protect yourself, your family, and your reputation online.

Ted Claypoole is an attorney practicing in the law of the Internet.  He is chair of the Cyberspace Law Committee for the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Theresa Payton is CEO of Fotalice Solutions,and previously chief information officer of the White House.