John Delk, Micro Focus CMO & GM, Security and Information Management & Governance Product Groups
Fortalice President and CEO and former White House CIO Theresa Payton has excelled at putting security into practical terms and a more pragmatic framework for boards and C-suite executives, Delk said. She has done particularly well at getting enterprises to better understand the severity of the threat landscape and take practical steps to reduce their exposure, according to Delk.
Payton sets the bar in terms of translating the geek side of cybersecurity into things that are better understood at the board level like risk, Delk said. She brings both a strong base of technical knowledge as well as good business sense and acumen to the table, Delk said, making it easier for her to get enterprises up to speed on the fundamentals.