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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  • Beat the January Blues by Updating and Upgrading Your Digital Technology


    A new year is always a welcome opportunity to start fresh, clean up, clean out, update, and upgrade. I’ve always believed that if you aren’t moving forward, you’re moving backward. Staying still in one spot really means that the people and the world around you are passing you by.

    This philosophy also relates to the management of your digital life. Old technology isn’t necessarily outdated, but it may need updating, while obsolete technology certainly needs upgrading.

    Old PCs: Thanks to “the cloud,” even an old Windows XP machine can have a new lease on life. Reinstalling the operating system and using it for cloud-based applications like mail and Google docs can allow a relic to function better than its old self ever did.

    New PCs: I have a Windows 7 desktop that drags a bit, does weird things, and makes the occasional funny noise. It’s about two years old and still in relatively good shape, despite the random glitches. It’s just a matter of time, however, until it degrades to a point where it either stops working or becomes too frustrating for me to deal with. So, while that one is still functioning, I bought another desktop for about $500 that’s better, faster, and has more of everything I want in a work machine. I’ll load the new computer up with all my software and when it’s 100% ready, I’ll make the switch. Meanwhile, the old computer will still work well as a media center.

    Old mobiles: If you are still using a feature phone, that’s fine. For many people, all a phone needs to do is be a phone. But make sure to at least consult the manufacturer’s website, because their may be upgrades to your phone’s operating system that can improve its functionality or security.

    New mobiles: The technology in smartphones today is just astounding. Whether you use an iPhone, Android, or even a BlackBerry, having the world at your fingertips makes getting things done far more efficient. Besides the obvious benefits of communications, multimedia, and online shopping, a smartphone is a great way to save money. Just the other day, I went to a store to make a purchase and was floored by the cost of an item that I usually buy every two or three years. I immediately went online via my smartphone and found what I was looking for, for 90% less than what I had almost paid. Frankly, I don’t know how brick-and-mortars survive when consumers have this kind of access to price comparisons.

    Modem: Your ISP-issued modem starts dying right out of the box. It’s just a matter of time until it starts acting up. If you’ve had it for over a year, take it to your local service center and get a new one.

    Router: If you are on a wireless G and all your devices can talk to N, upgrade to N. This process is not for the faint of heart. Depending on the sophistication of your network, this could be a bear. However, by taking screenshots of all your settings and starting fresh, you will have a better Internet experience. If you are happy with the current brand you have, simply upgrade to the newest model for a smoother transition.

    Robert Siciliano, personal security expert contributor to Just Ask GemaltoDisclosures





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