Podcast: Theresa Payton on Fighting Cybercrime During Elections

In this SWE Diverse episode, Chicago-based journalist and SWE Magazine contributor Sandra Guy speaks with Theresa Payton, CEO and co-founder of cybercrime-fighting firm Fortalice Solutions.

Episode 81: Theresa Payton on Fighting Cybercrime During Elections

Theresa Payton headshotEvery morning as we scroll through the day’s news headlines, a question lurks. How can I trust what’s online as I listen to political debates and controversies – and how might the news that I read online influence my vote? These questions are more important than ever as the next presidential election nears. In this SWE Diverse episode, Chicago-based journalist and SWE Magazine contributor Sandra Guy speaks with Theresa Payton, CEO and co-founder of cybercrime-fighting firm Fortalice Solutions.

“I can’t think of a greater honor than to be asked to review and help put in place the strategies to protect and defend something so critical and vital to our democracy, which is elections—and making sure not only that elections are secure, but that people have faith in them. If people lose faith in them, they don’t vote—and every vote matters. And so this is really, really important, and it’s really one of the key cybersecurity crises of the modern age.”

– Theresa Payton

Read the SWE Magazine 2019 Conference Issue feature that inspired this podcast:

Women Lead Efforts to Ensure Your Vote Matters

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