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Illinois State University Speaker Series: Theresa Payton

Monday, October 29th 2018
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Description

Hype or Reality? Your Workplace and Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, & The Internet of Things
October 29

7:30 p.m.
Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series

Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University will co-host the Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series. Star of the CBS TV series, Hunted, Theresa Payton will identify emerging trends and techniques to help combat cyber threats, from the impact of the Internet of Things to securing Big Data.

The first female to serve as White House chief information officer, and named #4 on IFSEC Global’s list of the world’s Top 50 cybersecurity influencers in security & fire 2017, Payton is one of America’s most respected authorities on Internet security, data breaches, and fraud mitigation. With real-world strategies and solutions, she helps public and private sector organizations protect their most valuable resources.

Drawing from her experience as a veteran cybercrime fighter and entrepreneur of her successful, rapidly-growing and 2018 Cybersecurity 500 recognized firm, Fortalice, Theresa masterfully blends memorable anecdotes with cutting-edge insights to heighten awareness of the perils of our uber-connected world. As she delves into the cyber-underworld and the new kinds of threats that can lead to tomorrow’s breaches and insider risks, she offers a proven blueprint for audiences to stay a step ahead with practical steps for thinking like the adversary, while managing cybersecurity risk.

The talk is part of the Illinois State University Speaker Series. The series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. All talks are free and open to the public.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Bone Student Center
200 N. University Street
Normal, IL
Prairie Room
(309) 438-4636


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