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Bryan Seely      

Former U.S. Marine, Cyber Security Expert & Author of "Cyber Fraud: The Web of Lies"

Bryan Seely is a world-famous hacker, Cybersecurity expert, author, international keynote speaker and former U.S. Marine. Seely became one of the most famous hackers in 2014 when he became the only person to ever wiretap the United States Secret Service and FBI. Shockingly he told the 2 agencies before he was caught, and instead of being sent to maximum security prison, the Secret Service called him a hero and praised his courage and integrity.

He has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington as well as television appearances on Closing bell on CNBC, CNN, FOX News, ABC, NBC and TMZ with Harvey Levin. Seely is passionate about fighting for consumers rights, privacy and educating the public about how to stay safe in a constantly changing technology landscape. Seely also co-founded the Blackhat Middle East & Africa conference in Riyadh in 2021, and currently lives in Seattle where he is a full-time single parent of 2.

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How easy is it to get hacked in 2023

Hackers and criminals are proving to be increasingly effective at breaching corporate networks and gaining footholds. In just the last year, we have already seen an incredible number of breaches / public hacks that are not just the typical ransomware attacks. Hacking even took distinctively political sides in the Russia Ukraine conflict. While you might not be a target of a nation-state, these large spy organizations develop new hacking tools that eventually make it into the hands of hackers around the world. Learn more about what is being exploited in the wild, what new technology is a threat, and what you can do to protect yourself.


For clients that need to create a specific event or unique presentation, this is your best choice. Bryan will work with you to create a speech that is tailored to your audience. Some clients want longer Q&A, others want panel discussions, break out sessions, added humor, no humor, or just dry humor. So far no requests for “more puns” but it is 2020, so anything can happen I suppose. Keynotes from 30 minutes to 90 minutes and everything in between.


Hackers are getting more and more creative every single day. Companies spend months or years creating a defense only to find out that the hackers have already figured out another way in. Hackers don't think like the rest of the population, which is why they are able to spot weaknesses that everyone else just walks right by. Luckily, one of these brilliant hacker types uses his skills to protect consumers and companies, Bryan Seely is one of these individuals. In this session you will hear the story of how Bryan wiretapped the United States Secret Service and FBI and then walked into their office the next day to let them know there was a problem they needed to fix . Find out why he did it, what his thought process was, and even learn a few secrets that the general public doesn't know about. If you are looking for insights into what hackers are thinking, how they operate, and how you can protect yourself against them, then this is a keynote you will not want to miss.


World Famous Hacker Bryan Seely is no stranger to the risks that exist in the world today. What most people don’t quite realize is how terrifying the world can be when you are suddenly responsible for the safety and welfare of an adorable newborn baby, or what happens when your pride and joy gets her first cell phone and wants to be on social media. What does a famous hacker do to protect his children at school? Online? At home?


Every day that goes by, the hackers and scammers of the world are sharing information, learning from each other and getting better with their tools and application of social engineering techniques. What happened in some of the largest breaches in hacking history, and what your company can do to avoid becoming front page news. Lets face it, if you are online, the hackers are already scanning everything they can get their hands on to learn how to break in.


Hackers and criminals are proving to be increasingly effective at breaching corporate networks and gaining footholds. Many companies that are hit with ransomware were not ready and the rate that companies are paying out millions is going up at a steady pace. Whether you are a small business or a large multi-national conglomerate, your company is a target.

Learn how to significantly reduce your risk to the most prominent attacks that your company faces so that you can sleep more peacefully at night.

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