John Sileo’s identity was stolen from his business and used to embezzle $300,000 dollars 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 America’s leading keynote speaker on privacy, identity and technology protection, John specializes in making security fun and engaging for audiences so that it works. John’s most requested topics include identity theft prevention, online privacy, social media exposure, mobile technology, social engineering and cyber security.
John is the award-winning author of many books including Privacy Means Profit (Wiley), and has recently appeared on Rachael Ray, 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper and Fox Business.
John’s satisfied clients include the Department of Defense, Visa, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Homeland Security, University of Massachusetts, the FDIC, Pfizer, NASBA, the Federal Trade Commission, Lincoln Financial, Northrop Grumman, AARP, the Federal Reserve Bank and scores of corporations, 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.