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September 30, 2009

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents Theresa Payton

Please join us on October 22nd at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 EBII for the next fall talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series.

Our special guest speaker will be Theresa Payton, former White House CIO during the Bush Administration. Her talk topic will be “Do you want to be a cyber warrior?”.

Payton, who is currently the Chief Advisor & CEO of Fortalice Solutions, a cybersecurity consulting practice, spent 16 years delivering solutions to the financial services industry, specializing in business consulting, mergers & acquisitions, technology optimization, and operations. From May 2006 until September 2008, Payton worked for the White House as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Executive Office of the President (EOP).  She was the first woman to hold this position.

She currently holds a Top Secret – Secure Compartmentalized Information Clearance. In addition to working with key clients in the private and public sector, Payton is also Emeritus Faculty for the Security Executive Council which provides thought leadership, advice and consulting regarding information protection and defense strategies for the private and public sector.

For her complete bio, click here.

Abstract: These are desperate times globally. No company and no government is safe from cyber events. The best offense and defense is to establish executive awareness and to be innovative. If you do not want to be a cyber warrior, you do not have to, but just know that they are. This talk is designed to share lessons learned from experiences and to arm everyone in the audience with enough information to begin to fight the dark side of cyberwar.

The event is free and open to the public.  Ample free parking is also available.

For directions and more information, visit the series page or contact Ken Tate.


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