Video: Theresa Payton on Protecting the Election Process

Cybersecurity expert Theresa Payton tells battlefront stories from the global war targeting free elections that is being conducted through clicks, swipes, Internet access, technical backdoors and massive espionage schemes.

She investigates the cyberwarriors who are planning tomorrow’s attacks, weaving a fascinating yet bone-chilling tale of artificially intelligent mutations carrying out attacks without human intervention, “deepfake” videos that look real to the naked eye, and chatbots that beget other chatbots.

Theresa offers us telltale signs that our most fundamental beliefs are being meddled with and actions we can take or demand that corporations and elected officials must take, before it is too late…

About Theresa Payton

Theresa Payton (@TrackerPayton) is President and CEO of Fortalice Solutions, 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 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.

Payton founded Fortalice in 2008 and now 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."

Payton’s new book, Manipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth debuts in April.