University Communications

Presentation: Protecting Your Identity on the Internet

            Immaculata University’s Business and Accounting Department and Student Activities and Leadership are sponsoring an important presentation on “Protecting Your Identity on the Internet: Are you naked online?”   The special guest speaker is Theresa Major Payton ’89, an Immaculata alumna and author of a new book of the same title.  The presentation is held on Tuesday, October 23, at 7 p.m. in Loyola Hall 127 and is free and open to the public. 

            In today’s world, people are creating one or more online personas.  Their online image is having an impact on them in many ways.  Employers are making hiring/firing decisions based on people’s online activities.  Criminals are using online identities to abuse or steal from victims, cyberbullies are multiplying, and schools are denying admission based on adolescent behavior shared online.  Payton’s book addresses the implications of online personas and how people may be putting themselves at risk and, more importantly, how to take charge of this new aspect of their lives for career and personal success.

As an Immaculata alumna, Payton majored in Economics and went on to a professional career serving as the White House Chief Information Officer for President George W. Bush.   Currently she is chief advisor and CEO of Fortalice, LLC.

Immaculata University is a comprehensive, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.