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John Sileo    

America's Top Identity Theft Expert, President & CEO of The Sileo Group, Award-Winning Author

John Sileo's identity was stolen out of his corporation and used to commit a series of crimes, including $300,000 worth of digital embezzlement. While the data thief (an internal spy) operated behind the safety of Sileo's identity, he and his business were held legally and financially responsible for the felonies committed. Ultimately, the data breach destroyed Sileo's corporation and consumed two years of his life as he fought to stay out of jail. But Sileo chose to fight back and speak out.

In response, Sileo made it his mission to help organizations and individual protect the data that underlies their wealth. Combining real-world experience with years of study, Sileo became an award-winning author, trusted advisor and keynote speaker on identity theft, cyber security, online privacy and digital fraud.

Today, he is President and CEO of The Sileo Group, a think tank devoted to helping organizations secure the data that drives their profits.

Sileo specializes in making security fun and engaging for audiences, so that it works. By leveraging his story of loss and resilience, he helps his clients to take control of their data exposure before it’s too late.

Sileo’s body of work includes engagements with the Pentagon, USA Today, VISA, Rachael Ray, the FDIC, Pfizer, 60 Minutes, Homeland Security, Blue Cross, Anderson Cooper, Allstate, The Washington Post, the Federal Reserve, Fox Business, University of Massachusetts and organizations of all sizes.

Sileo graduated from Harvard University with honors and spends his free time with his amazing wife and two highly spirited daughters.


Speech Topics

Spies, Hackers & Online Attackers: Bulletproofing Your Privacy & Profits in the Digital Age

Every move you make in the digital world is tracked, recorded and exploited. Tools like smartphones, iPads, cloud computing and social media have shifted the competitive landscape in favor of cyber-savvy businesses, prompting a fresh look at an age-old truth: Information is Power. But are you in control of your digital footprint, or are you being controlled? Are you protecting the information your people are sharing on social networks? Do you understand the risks of storing sensitive intellectual property in the cloud, under someone else’s control? Are smartphones, tablets, and Wi-Fi a recipe for costly mobile-data exposure? If you unknowingly stack the deck in favor of data thieves, competitive spies and organized crime, the results will be devastating. On the other hand, if you utilize these technological innovations to your advantage, your bottom line benefits. This presentation highlights current data privacy threats and practical, tactical solutions.

Think Like a Spy Crash Course: Aggressive Identity Theft & Fraud Countermeasures

Identity theft and online fraud are destructive side effects of information over- exposure in our digital economy. Due to the power of personally identifying information, we must leverage formidable tools to protect everything from Social Security numbers to bank accounts, from passwords to intellectual property. John delivers those exact tools in a highly interactive, surprisingly humorous presentation inspired by his personal loss of more than $300,000, his business and two years to data theft. When individuals choose to “own” their identities—to take responsibility for sensitive data—everyone wins. Developing an emotional connection to data protection benefits the bottom line. This presentation utilizes John’s Think Like A SpySM model to deliver actionable strategies for defending against everything from dumpster divers to computer hackers.

Ethical Corporate Espionage: Using Digital Intelligence to Your Competitive Advantage

If you’re good at what you do, your competitors are tracking you. They understand your hiring strategies and org chart using social-business tools like LinkedIn. They track online reputation (yours and theirs) using automated social media feeds, logging your customers, their complaints and how to best win them away. They are purchasing social graph data from Facebook to intimately understand and attract your most profitable prospects. In essence, your competitors are leveraging the tools utilized by sophisticated data spies, but in legal, publicly available ways. How robust is your digital intelligence strategy? How well are you keeping up with your competitors’ latest moves so that you don’t get left behind? Googling the competition for competitive intelligence is like turning to MySpace for lead generation – outdated. In this presentation, John shares strategic best practices and tactical, ethical tools for monitoring your competitor’s changing position in the marketplace.

Bulletproof Your Business Against Breach: Extinguishing Costly Data Security Hotspots

Identity theft and corporate data loss are a huge financial cost and legal liability to corporations and organizations. It is imperative in the information economy to train your work-force on how to protect company data and information assets, whether they are digital, physical or intellectual.

Once your audience has a framework and common language for protecting their own sensitive information, the same tools can be easily adapted to protect valuable corporate data, including the mobile office, cloud computing and social media. Audience members will leave with strategies to successfully protect your company’s data.

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NEW PALTZ, N.Y., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Media Privacy Expert John Sileo Headlines Tri-State Business Affairs Conference.

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John Sileo to Keynote the Atlantic Security Conference (AtlSecCon) 2016. Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – January 27, 2016  ...

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