Former White House CIO Theresa Payton. Photo: Cybercrime Magazine.

Missing Persons: Cyber Advice And Resources To Protect The Ones You Love

Lessons learned from a tragic experience in South Carolina

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Apr. 1, 2019

Theresa Payton is a globetrotting cybersecurity CEO, author, keynote speaker, and actress. Her company, Fortalice Solutions — a cybersecurity intelligence and operations provider — has been on the front lines of hundreds of incident responses.

This week, Theresa talks about something not easy to talk about, especially for a parent. Her company, which is based in Charlotte, N.C., works missing persons cases, and in light of the young woman’s case not far from them in Columbia, S.C. — where that student lost her life — she wanted to share this information.

Theresa believes that the cybersecurity community has a responsibility and duty of care to help people understand there are actually things they can do before someone goes missing.



If this happens to a member of your family, then how can you get into their cloud accounts to potentially track them down? Should you have a family code word in the event that someone is abducted?

Watch the 3-minute video to hear what Theresa has to say on this mission-critical topic. Hopefully, you’ll never need her advice, but if you do — then it will serve you well.

Stay tuned for more cyber advice from Theresa.

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Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

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