John’s identity was stolen out of his business and used to commit a series of crimes, including $300K worth of embezzlement. While the thief operated behind the safety of John’s identity, John and his business were held legally and financially responsible for the felonies committed. Forced to defend his innocence, John spent two stressful years and $12,000 on a criminal lawyer to keep from going to jail. During that time, John became an expert in identity theft prevention and mitigation strategies.
The mindsets of prevention he developed during this experience are the basis of his critically-acclaimed, Award-Winning Book, Stolen Lives: Identity Theft Prevention Made Simple, and are responsible for the successful capture and conviction of his impostor. Recently, Stolen Lives was chosen as the #1 Business Book at the EVVY Awards.
As a professional member of the National Speakers Association, John speaks around the country to corporations, associations and consumers about protecting their private information. His clients include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pfizer, Lincoln Financial, Principal Financial Group, Suncorp, Drury Inns, Prudential Real Estate, Premier Bankcard and numerous corporations, financial institutions, universities and associations. John has been featured on Money Matters Today, NBC, ABC, and Fox.
- Think Like a Spy
- Bulletproof Your Business
- 7 Sins of Social Networking
- Your Financial Institution as Hero
- Getting What You Want
Privacy, Hackers & Facebook Attackers
Own Your Information in the Age of Social Media, Mobile Technology & The Cloud
In the information economy, where tools like the iPad, cloud computing and Facebook have shifted the competitive landscape in favor of cyber-savvy businesses, an age-old truth screams for attention: Information is Power. But are you in control of your information and your privacy, or are you being controlled? Is it safe to store sensitive intellectual capital in the cloud, under someone else’s control? Are smartphones, iPads, and Wi-Fi hotspots a recipe for costly data exposure? If you unknowingly stack the deck in favor of identity thieves, competitive spies and organized crime, the results will be devastating. The solution is to create a healthy balance between the efficiencies afforded by technology and the security delivered by smart human choices. This presentation highlights current threats posed by social media.
Personal ID Theft & Privacy Countermeasures
Identity theft is America’s fastest growing crime, a massive share of the costs falling to individuals like you and organizations like yours. If you fail to defend your sensitive information, others will control it. This highly interactive, content-driven experience leaves no doubt about why you should care about personal data security and what steps you must take to protect yourself. Because identity theft is highly personal in nature, it serves as the perfect bridge between good individual security habits and safer workplace data. In this presentation, John utilizes his Think Like a Spy framework to deliver simple, actionable tools for defending against identity theft, including: data mining, hacking, phishing, social engineering, document theft, credit card fraud and the inside job.
The Un-Secret of Un-equaled Leaders
Trust is no secret: trusted companies command higher profits; trustworthy leaders attract devout followers; trusting employees perform at higher levels. But acknowledging the power of trust doesn’t mean you leverage it wisely to grow your Energy, Prosperity, Influence and Creativity. While helping organizations recover from fraud and breaches of trust like those that destroyed his corporation, Mr. Sileo learned that trust and deception are simply two sides of the same ethical coin. Understand the roots of deception and you reap the fruits of trust. Ironically, society is witnessing a costly erosion of trust as a by-product of events like the Wall Street collapse, Bernie Madoff, and Enron. The result is a massive trust deficit between corporations and customers, politicians and voters, leaders and workers. And therein lies the opportunity.
EPIC Trust capitalizes on this deficit and utilizes it as a performance multiplier – making poor results better and good results, well, special. In an environment of mistrust, leaders and companies who build sincere confidence in their character and competence hold a competitive advantage. The business case is clear – meaningful trust between stakeholders lowers costs, improves innovation, strengthens customer loyalty and facilitates change. This presentation shows you how to apply foundations of trust to achieve EPIC results.
Breakouts, General Sessions, In-Depth Workshops
(1-3 hours each; may be combined with above sessions)
The Dark Art of Deception: Advanced Fraud Countermeasures
Social Manipulation: Security Strategies for Social Media
Cyber Attack: Data Defense for Your Mobile Office
Bulletproof Your Bottom Line: Data Breach Prevention for Business
** All of John’s presentations can be customized for your specific industry, audience level, and desired length of program.
John Sileo – America’s Top Identity Theft Speaker John’s identity was stolen out of his business and used to commit a series of crimes, including $300,000 worth of embezzlement. While the thief operated behind the safety of John’s identity, John and his business were held legally and financially responsible for the felonies committed. Forced to defend his innocence, John spent two stressful years and $12,000 on a criminal lawyer to keep from going to jail.
During that time, John became an expert in identity theft prevention and mitigation strategies. The mindsets of prevention he developed during this experience are the basis of his critically-acclaimed, award-winning Book, Stolen Lives: Identity Theft Prevention Made Simple. Recently, Stolen Lives was chosen as the #1 Business Book at the EVVY Awards.
John speaks professionally around the world to corporations, associations and consumers about protecting private information – both personally and professionally. His satisfied clients include FDIC, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pfizer, the Federal Reserve Bank, Lincoln Financial Group, Principal Financial Group, Drury Inns, Prudential Real Estate, and numerous corporations, financial institutions, universities and associations. John has been featured on Money Matters Today, NBC, ABC, and Fox.
John is the president of The Sileo Group, an idea-lab focused on guiding organizations to proactively protect their privacy. The Sileo Group trains on how to quickly detect and deter data theft on all rungs of the corporate ladder, from the mailroom to the boardroom. Sileo empowers audiences to live by the maxim that safe data is profitable dataTM.
John is the founder of four successful businesses in the fields of executive education, internet software, web-auctions and consulting. Formerly a management consultant with Mercer Management Consulting, John advised Fortune 500 clients, including Bank of America, Texaco and Sprint on internal and external strategic initiatives.
John is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar (New Zealand) and graduated with honors from Harvard University. He lives happily at the foot of the Rocky Mountains with his amazing wife, two highly-spirited daughters, acoustic guitar and Cairn terriers.