John speaks from experience – his identity was stolen and used to electronically embezzle $300,000 from his business clients. While the cybercriminal masked their crimes using John’s identity, Sileo 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. Refusing to give in, John ultimately turned his experiences into his greatest success as a renowned cyber security expert. From real-life experiences with cybercrime came the first of several books, a great love of sharing what he’s learned, and a profound mission to help others defend data and tap into the resilience that defines who they are.
Weaving his remarkable story with cutting-edge research, disarming humor and constant interaction, John inspires audiences worldwide to take ownership of the data that drives their success. In the words of one of John’s banking customers, “John took a sour batch lemons, squeezed out life lessons, sweetened them with laughter, and shared the lemonade with all of us!” Now he is one of the most recognized and respected thought leaders on cyber security, identity theft and entrepreneurial resilience. John focuses on ways to make security fun and engaging, so that it sticks.