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Book Banter S3 EP 120: Theresa Payton Interview

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Hello Happy People,

Today I am sharing with all of you my interview with the incredible Theresa Payton. 

Theresa Payton, an illustrious figure in the domain of technology and cybersecurity, has carved a niche for herself as a pioneering force and the first female White House Chief Information Officer. Currently, at the helm of Fortalice Solutions, a cybersecurity firm she founded in 2014, Payton dedicates her expertise to safeguarding the digital fortresses of both public and private entities against the ceaseless waves of cyber threats. Recognized as one of the nation’s most esteemed authorities on secured digital transformation, her counsel is highly sought after by boards of Fortune 500 companies, CEOs, and technology executives alike.

Her journey, marked by historical milestones, began with her groundbreaking tenure as the White House Chief Information Officer, where she led and set new benchmarks in the secured digital transformation landscape. Her visionary approach has seen her inventing new security designs and securing a U.S. patent in security, a testament to her innovative spirit and expertise in the field. Theresa Payton's role in the former CBS TV series "Hunted" highlighted her acumen in leading teams, identifying digital tracks and emerging cyber threats, and devising countermeasures. 

Under her leadership, Fortalice Solutions has evolved into a bastion of cybersecurity, offering cutting-edge solutions and strategic advice drawn from her rich tapestry of experiences as a technologist, cybercrime fighter, and entrepreneur. Her unique blend of memorable anecdotes and forward-thinking insights has cemented her status as a luminary in digital security. Her accolades reflect her unparalleled contributions to the field, including being named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in Security by Security Magazine, the FBI's Director Award for Public Service, and one of the top 50 Cybersecurity Leaders of 2020 by Business Insider.

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Time for more Dad Jokes!

How about some internet technology jokes inspired by today's podcast guest.

Q: Why did the man get fired from his factory job assembling keyboards?

A: Because he was not picking up enough shifts.

Q: Why did the mobile phone need glasses?

A: Because it lost its contacts.

Q: What kind of computer is the best for singers?

A: A Dell.

Q: Why did the PowerPoint presenter cross the road?

A: To get to the other slide.

Q: What did the hard drive do when it got into a fight?

A: It asked for a back-up!

Q: Why did the computer go to therapy?

A: Because it had too many unresolved issues.

Q: Why do horses rarely use the internet?

A: Because they have a hard time finding a stable connection.

And last but not least . . .

Q: What is another name for an iPhone chargers?

A: Apple juice.


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Season Three April/May Episodes:

April 3rd, S3 EP112: Interracial Romance NOW STREAMING

Khushi T. Saha, Author of the Unraveled Duet romance set.

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April 10th, S3 EP113: Fiction NOW STREAMING

Boo Trundle, Author of The Daughter Ship 

 April 17th, S3 EP114: Thriller NOW STREAMING

A. J. Landau, Author of Leave No Trace

A. J. Landau's Listing on MacmiIlan Publishers

April 24th, S3 EP115: Cookbook NOW STREAMING

Nandita Godbole, Author of Masaleydaar: Classic Indian Spice Blends

May 1st, S3 EP116: Science Fiction NOW STREAMING

     N. Joseph Glass, Author of Overlap: The Lives of a Former Time Jumper

May 8th, S3 EP117: Family Drama NOW STREAMING

Kezia Kos, Author of Kintsugi 

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May 15th, S3 EP118: Espionage Thriller NOW STREAMING

Robert Hilliard, Author of In Freedom's Shadow

 May 22nd, S3 EP119: Epic Fantasy NOW STREAMING

Ulff Lehmann. Author of the Light in the Dark Series

 May 29th, S3 EP120: Cyber Security NOW STREAMING

Theresa Payton, Author of Manipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth


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