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John Sileo

Cybersecurity Expert & Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker | Lost his multimillion-dollar business to cybercrime; Live-hacks audience members; CEO & President, The Sileo Group; Inducted into the National Speakers Hall of Fame; Certified Helicopter Parent

John Sileo

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 John's 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 recently inducted into the National Speakers Hall of Fame.

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.

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5 Power Mindsets for Defending Your Data

Hackers don’t just adapt to change; they bank on it. Has your mindset evolved? The rapid expansion of remote
workforces, cloud jacking, the Internet of Things, ransomware gangs, supply chain attacks, social engineering and
disinformation campaigns have altered the way we must defend our organizational data, privacy and profits. A faulty
adage asserts that humans are your weakest link, and left unaddressed, that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Cybersecurity doesn’t grow from shinier tools, but from the powerful intersection between humans and technology. In
UN-HACKABLE, John will leverage potent lessons learned from losing his business and wealth to cybercrime, wrongly
facing jail time and ultimately, how to turn all three to your advantage.

The Art of Human Hacking
Social Engineering Self Defens

Anti-fraud and social engineering training only work when your people experience it for themselves. Humans can be the
weakest link or the strongest competitive advantage in the security and profitability of your information. But people are
the most commonly underutilized weapon in your fight against cybercrime. Don’t surrender to Death by PowerPoint;
training needs to be engaging to be effective. This presentation makes security interactive, so that it sticks. John will use
his own losses to social engineering to illustrate the tools and tricks used to separate you from your critical data,
including: System 1& 2 reflexes, social media harvesting, trust shortcuts, ego stroking, greed appeals, and cortisol
flushing. John’s closing story, your audience will be fully empowered to detect and deter social engineering and fraud.

Building a Bulletproof Culture of Security

To avoid becoming the next disastrous data-breach headline, you must foster a healthy culture of security that
addresses both the technological and human elements of data defense. Change happens when you create energy and
buy-in among the people who handle your mission-critical information. When it comes to the latest data security
threats, you can’t possibly do everything—but you must do the right things. This cyber security training crash course
forges a high-level, non-technical path through the often-confusing web cybersecurity. This highly interactive
presentation builds on John’s experience losing everything to cybercrime, continues with a live hacking demo of an
audience member and ends with an actionable Roadmap of Next Steps.

The Surveillance Economy
Privacy Protection in a Data-Obsessed World

Smart speakers and digital assistants like Alexa, Google and Siri eavesdrop on the conversations you have at home and
work, sharing your behaviors with their “partners”. Super cookies collect your browsing history, selling your privacy to
the highest bidder. Mobile phone providers track and trade your location while social media sites build psychographic
dossiers that classify you according to your psycho-social profile. Identity thieves hack all of these sources, banking on
your data and wealth. Your Data is Showing focuses on taking control of your identity and privacy. Due to the rapid rate
at which information is being compromised, you must leverage the very latest prevention tools to protect everything
from your Social Security number to bank account, from passwords to confidential emails. John delivers these identity
theft and privacy countermeasures in a highly interactive speech inspired by his loss of more than $300,000 to ID theft.

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