“John Sileo lost $300,000 & nearly went to jail due to data theft. Since then, he’s spoken at the Pentagon, on 60 Minutes & around the world. His gift is making data security fun so it sticks.”
John Sileo’s identity was stolen from his business and used to embezzle $300,000 from his clients. While the thief covered his crimes using Sileo’s identity, John and his business were held legally and financially responsible for the felonies committed. The breach destroyed John’s company and consumed two years of his life as he fought to stay out of jail.
In response, John made it his mission to help others protect the private data that represents their wealth. Now, one of America’s leading keynote speakers on Cyber Security, Identity Theft and Technology Trends,
John specializes in making data security fun and engaging, so that it works.
His most requested topics include identity theft prevention, online privacy, social media exposure, mobile technology, Internet of Things, cyber leadership, fraud detection, social engineering and cyber security.
Weaving his story together with cutting-edge research, disarming humor and constant audience interaction, John inspires data security from the inside out – from the individual to the workplace. Information is everyone’s most profitable and productive asset – but it is human beings who defend it.
John is the award-winning author of many books, including Privacy Means Profit (Wiley), and has recently appeared on 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper and Fox Business. His satisfied clients include the Pentagon, Visa, Blue Cross Blue Shield, UMass, FDIC, Pfizer, Federal Trade Commission, Northrop Grumman, European Information Security Summit, Lincoln Financial, Department of Homeland Security, AARP, Prudential, Federal Reserve Bank, and scores of organizations, universities, and associations of all sizes.
John is CEO of The Sileo Group, a privacy think tank that helps organizations protect the privacy that drives their profits. He graduated from Harvard University with honors and spends his free time snowshoeing the Rocky Mountains with his remarkable wife and two highly spirited daughters.