Identity Theft Expert Speaker Robert Siciliano

 

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ROBERT SICILIANO, CEO of www.IDTheftSecurity.com 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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  • Cyber Criminals Target Online Gambling Sites

     

    Do you gamble online? Millions outside the U.S. do and love it. My
    gaming experience consists of online Solitaire and Tetris, which shows
    you how adventurous I am. But for those who gamble online, there can be
    significant risks.

    The same cyber criminals targeting banks and retailers working hard
    to collect and sell stolen personal data, including names, addresses,
    Social Security numbers, and credit card details, are using those stolen
    identities to win big in defrauding online gambling sites.


    And as more people turn to online poker, bingo, sportsbooks, and
    betting sites, cyber criminals are developing more sophisticated ways to
    take advantage of legitimate players and the gambling sites themselves.
    Financial fraud such as chargebacks and money laundering are major
    issues for gambling operators, not to mention player collusion and bonus
    abuse.  Plus, the operators have the responsibility of keeping problem
    gamblers (self-excluders) from re-entering their sites.


    Bonus incentives, as explained in this case study on WagerWorks,
    are offered to attract new players to games and to increase overall
    play time, but these incentives also attract the attention of cyber
    criminals since they can set up multiple accounts under stolen
    identities, and take advantage of the free money offered for each new
    account.


    Gambling sites, like banks and retailers, are forced to deal with a
    wide spectrum of Internet crimes and other in-game abuses that cost the
    industry hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud losses each year.


    Many gambling sites have increased efforts to detect suspicious
    players, but Internet-savvy criminals have learned to mask their true
    identities, changing account information to circumvent conventional
    methods of fraud detection.


    It is increasingly necessary for online casinos to deploy more
    effective solutions, which analyzes information beyond that which is
    supplied by users. By starting the fraud detection process with a device
    reputation check from companies like Oregon-based iovation Inc.,
    gambling sites can stop problem players within a fraction of a second
    and avoid further checks and fees when the device is known to be
    associated with fraud.  According to Chrystian Terry, Director of Casino
    Operations at WagerWorks, “iovation helped us shut down 20
    sophisticated rings. Imagine the lifetime value of bonuses on nearly 300
    accounts – that’s tens of thousands of pounds! The service paid for
    itself on the first day.”


    At the recent Caribbean Gaming Show and Conference in Santo Domingo,
    Max Anhoury, Vice President of Global Sales at iovation, shared in his
    presentation to attendees that 350,000 fraudulent attempts within gambling sites
    alone have been reported and shared in their global knowledge base in
    the last 12 months. And while iovation’s database of half a billion
    devices typically sees about 2% of devices within most industries
    associated with negative behavior, within the online gambling industry,
    that number increases to 5% of devices associated with fraud. That’s
    approximately 500,000 “known” unique devices trying to defraud gambling
    sites. Sites armed with device reputation know when they are on their
    sites and can keep them out.


    The online casino industry has an opportunity to work in tandem with
    merchants, banks, travel sites and even shipping companies to share data
    that helps pinpoint the devices responsible for fraudulent activity.
    Shared device reputation intelligence makes this possible for the first
    time.


    Robert Siciliano, personal security and identity theft expert contributor to iovation, discusses Social Security Numbers as National IDs on Fox News. (Disclosures)

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