Robert Siciliano 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 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. From utilizing monitoring services to keep personal information safe to utilizing online backup services for data security. 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 Anderson Cooper Show, The Steve Harvey Show, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Inside Edition, EXTRA, Tyra Banks, Sally Jessie, Montel, Maury, Howard Stern, The Wall Street Journal, 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, 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Your Identity Was Stolen and 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Your Mobile Was Hacked.
Chief Executive Officers, Chief Information Officers and Boards of Directors from leading corporations such as McAfee Anti-Virus, Intelius, ADT, Gemalto, RSA 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.
- Anti-Hijacking - There is a hole in our security system big enough for a tank full of terrorists. Plainclothes detectives were able to get guns and knives past checkpoints at airports during security checks. The solution lies with you, the traveler, not the government or technology. Consultations with airlines, pilots and flight attendants show a shift in attitude from passive to active resistance.
- Anti-Terror Security on Premises - Terrorism, the unknown and unseen enemy, is one of the most frightening of all. Predators live among us, suddenly striking where and when we least expect it. Business owners are scrambling to secure their working environments. Systems and strategies will prevent attacks at your place of business. Know what your options are, and incorporate the fundamentals of premises security into your daily functions.
- Child Security - 50,000 children are reported missing every year. Additionally, one in four children fall victim to inappropriate touching. Thinking that "it won't happen to my kids" or "I'm pretty aware of what goes on" is exactly what pedophiles hope you think. A common-sense approach to protecting your children from abduction and sexual abuse, including developing your child's ability to take care of themselves, as a natural part of what they do every day.
- Computer Security - Office and home computers are essential tools which have become the single most vulnerable security hole in our personal and professional lives. Increase your awareness of threats, and learn how to use the essential tools necessary to prevent your PC from being used as a virus server.
- Executive Security - Celebrities, high-profile executives or even low-profile, moneyed individuals and their families are targeted by criminals due to what they may have access to, their notoriety or financial status. Develop a proactive strategy that protects without impeding quality of life. A comprehensive security program is based on risk level as well as the probability that a real threat exists.
- Homeland Security - Violence, terrorism and fraud are front page news. Recent newspaper headlines read "The Virus of Terrorism", "Security Becomes a Way of Life" and "Must We Spend Life Prepared For The Worst?" In a post-9/11 world, all professions and everyday citizens must now consider their responsibilities regarding security practices. In this program learn how to avoid and remove yourself from a dangerous situation. Learn why "security" is a learned behavior: because it goes against our core beliefs.
- ID Theft Security - A day will come when almost everyone knows somebody who has been affected by this crime. Over 10 million people were affected last year by ID theft and thousands more don't know they were hit.
It lies with you. Ignorance and naiveté on your part will surely ruin all your years of hard work at maintaining a good credit rating - unless you take the time to protect yourself against the horrors of identity theft.
- Mortgage Fraud Security - Mortgage and real estate fraud is becoming the most profitable of all organized criminal acts. In one scam alone 51 homes valued at $300 million was discovered. Once each scam is realized, the finger pointing begins. Prevent this from happening under your watch. Become informed. Know your options and what to look for. There are often tell-tale signals, red flags that pop up from the very beginning of most transactions.
- Nursing Security - It's no secret in the health care industry that 97 percent of nurses know a colleague who has been assaulted. Non-fatal assaults in health care and social services are higher than in any other industry. Be proactive in reducing the threat of workplace violence. Train staff to use reasonable methods in defusing escalating situations. Involve front-line employees in an on-going safety and security strategy.
- Personal Safety and Success - Some believe that sex and violence on TV, in movies and in video games are the problem. Others believe that poverty, welfare, and single parent-fatherless homes are the cause. The fact is that drugs, alcohol, mental illness, and combinations of these all contribute to violence in America. Take responsibility for your safety and your family's safety. A one-to three-hour seminar on Personal Safety is a fun and entertaining experience. When a 6-foot, 200-pound Italian kid from Boston presents personal security from the heart, every bit of that Boston Italian comes out.
- Public School Security - Today, school officials must deal with violence, sexual harassment, statutory rape, drugs, weapons, gangs, bombs, shootings, murders, computer hacking, theft, irate parents, and violence in students' homes. Be proactive in reducing the threat of school violence. Train teachers to use reasonable methods of defusing escalating situations. Involve teachers and students in an ongoing safety and security strategy.
- Realty Security - Every day, agents interact with strangers and put themselves at risk. Men and women are put in isolated situations. The nature of showing real estate makes agents vulnerable to attack. To increase security and reduce liability learn the essentials of Realty Security. It takes only a few hours, and agents will find the process fun and light-hearted.
- Safe Travel Security - Risk management and international security are of considerable concern in the current state of warfare. Hijackers and terrorists are causing travelers to lose sleep post-9/11. Incorporate intelligence, information, pre-planning, prevention and response training into your travel agenda.
- Social Networking Security - The days of simply teaching your kids "not to talk to strangers" are over. Unsuspecting children on the internet are often confronted by predators posing as their peers. Child angst in the cyber world can lead to disaster. Become informed. Ignorance and naiveté on the part of the parent or teacher will allow the child to get into trouble.
- Workplace Violence - Violence in the workplace has become an epidemic, causing nightmares for corporations. Anyone who believes "It can't happen here" surely is mistaken. Create an environment in which employees are safe, secure, happy and productive. Put systems in place that head off violence and foster prevention.