John Sileo left hi-tech consulting for two reasons: to start a family and to launch a software startup in the earliest stages of cloud computing. Six successful years, a multimillion-dollar business and two precious daughters later, he lost the business and his wealth to cybercrime.
Because the cybercriminal, a company insider, masked the crimes using Johnís identity, John was held legally and financially responsible for the felonies committed. The losses destroyed his company, decimated his finances and consumed two years of his personal life as he fought to stay out of jail.
John Sileo has shared his story and hard-earned lessons as an award-winning author, 60 Minutes guest and keynote speaker to the Pentagon, Schwab and thousands of audiences ready to defend their data. John specializes in the human element of cyber security and uses humor, audience interaction and cutting-edge research to keep his message relevant and entertaining.
John is CEO & President of The Sileo Group, a Denver-based technology think tank. He graduated with honors from Harvard University and was inducted into the National Speakers Hall of Fame (CPAE).
His satisfied repeat clients include the Department of Defense, FDIC, the Federal Trade Commission, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pfizer, the Federal Reserve Bank, Lincoln Financial Group, AARP, Prudential, Liberty Mutual, and scores of financial institutions, universities and associations of all sizes.
John's experiences as victim and victor led him to write the critically-acclaimed, award-winning book, "Stolen Lives: Identity Theft Prevention Made Simple," which was recently chosen as the #1 Business Book at the EVVY Awards, and "Privacy Means Profit."
When not speaking, John spends time hiking with his family in the Rocky Mountains, reading psychological thrillers and earning his 3rd-degree black belt in Taekwondo, where he is regularly thrashed by teenagers half his size.
- Think Like a Spy: Personal Identity Theft Protection
- The Hackerís Blacklist: Critical Cybersecurity Threats & Solutions
- C-Level Cybersecurity: Building a Bulletproof Culture of Security
- The Art of Human Hacking: Social Engineering Self Defense
- Your Data is Showing: Protecting your Privacy in the Surveillance Economy
- Cyber Security 2020: Threats, Trends, and Tactics
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