Identity Theft Expert Speaker Robert Siciliano


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ROBERT SICILIANO, CEO of is fiercely committed to informing, educating, and empowering Americans so they can be protected from violence and crime in the physical and virtual worlds. His “tell it like it is” style is sought after by major media outlets, executives in the C-Suite of leading corporations, meeting planners, and community leaders to get the straight talk they need to stay safe in a world in which physical and virtual crime is commonplace. Siciliano is accessible, real, professional, and ready to weigh in and comment at a moment’s notice on breaking news. His goal is simple – to wake up and empower people across Main Street USA so they can avoid becoming victims of crime. His personal security and identity theft expertise are assets to any program or organization that demands straight talk, common sense, and potentially life and property saving results right now. Whether he is speaking on camera, to a reporter, or sharing his identity theft and width="288"personal security stories and tips as a keynote speaker or workshop leader, Siciliano’s direct and to-the-point tone of voice can be counted on to raise hackles, capture attention, and – most importantly – inspire and empower action. He wants people everywhere to do the right things to keep family, data, and property safe. Audience members describe his credible, from-the-trenches advice as life-changing and life saving. Siciliano’s media credentials include hard hitting and provocative contributions to The Today Show, CBS Early Show, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Inside Edition, EXTRA, Tyra Banks, Sally Jessie, Montel, Maury, Howard Stern, USA Today, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Reader’s Digest, Consumer Digest, Smart Money, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many more. In addition to his role as a frequently quoted television news correspondent, Siciliano is the author of “The Safety Minute:” Living on High Alert – How to Take Control of Your Personal Security and Prevent Fraud.” Chief Executive Officers, Chief Information Officers, and Boards of Directors from leading corporations such as McAfee Anti-Virus, Intelius, ADT and Uni-Ball Corporation rely upon Siciliano’s insights, perspectives, and guidance to bring additional fire power and protections to their system and customer security initiatives. Each day, Siciliano consumes at least three hours of media. He subscribes to over 500 RSS feeds, and he monitors over 100 Google Alerts to stay up to speed and in the know about all matters relating to personal and information security. “I’m always on top of what is new and ahead of what is next with respect to all things personal security,” Siciliano says. Along his 29-year career path, he’s studied martial arts, self defense, human behavior, white collar crime, cyber crime, and identity theft. He’s even worked as a bar room bouncer and a personal body guard. His lifelong and personal interest in these subjects is an asset to those who engage and benefit from his expertise. Security is a wide and deep topic. Security is personal, physical and informational. Robert discusses all aspects of security as they relate to violence and fraud prevention in both the physical and virtual worlds. He can show you how to keep home invaders from assaulting you and taking your family hostage or keeping criminal hackers from accessing your network and downloading client data. He provides topical, timely and cutting edge programs your group needs and wants. Each program is developed based on the consensus of the group and can be customized to your exact specifications.

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  • 23% of Online Fraud is “Friendly”


    Friendly fraud occurs when a customer makes an online purchase with a
    credit card and then, once the merchandise has arrived, calls the
    credit card company, claims never to have received the item, and
    requests a chargeback. The merchant has no way of proving the legitimacy
    of this card-not-present transaction, and is forced to refund the
    customer’s money.

    According to a new study
    released by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, retailers lost more than $139
    billion to fraud last year, with friendly fraud accounting for one fifth
    of those losses.

    The problem for you, the consumer, is that banks and merchants tend
    not to believe identity theft victims, because friendly fraud
    complicates the reimbursement process. It’s not uncommon for victims to
    be required to sign affidavits and have them notarized.

    Online merchants need a better system. Device reputation
    offered by anti-fraud experts iovation, would be one step in the right
    direction. While a customer is placing an order, device identification
    technology recognizes and re-recognizes PCs, smartphones, or tablets
    used to access online businesses across the Internet. Then, device
    reputation technology determines whether or not device the being used
    has a history of fraud (including histories of friendly fraud)
    or if high risk is assessed at transaction time. When a particular
    transaction is reported as fraudulent, that information goes into a
    globally shared knowledge base and the fraudster’s device and its
    related accounts are flagged in order to prevent repeated attempts under
    new identities. This protects the merchant and honest consumers from
    billions of dollars in losses to fraud.

    Robert Siciliano, personal security and identity theft expert contributor to iovation, discusses identity theft in front of the National Speakers Association. (Disclosures)





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