Robert Siciliano
  • Male
  • Boston, MA
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share
 

Robert Siciliano's Page

Start Contributing Now!

Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

Louisiana Woman Tries to Buy a Million Dollar Home with False Document

Have you ever seen a house and thought…I wish I could afford that? Some people actually try it, but let this story be a lesson learned: if you can’t afford the cost of a house, you probably shouldn’t try to buy it.Pamela Chandler was arrested and now faces forgery charges after she tried to purchase a home with a million-dollar price tag. How did she do it? She used false documents. Chandler, who also goes as Pamela Goldwyn, was arrested by a special Financial Crimes Task Force in Bossier City,…See More
yesterday
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

Fake Emails are Becoming a Major Issue for Businesses

You might be surprised to know that more than 3.4 billion fake emails are sent around the globe each day. What does this mean? It means that almost every company out there is vulnerable to cybercrimes in the form of “spoofing” and “phishing.” On top of this, most companies out there have not protected themselves from this type of cyber attack. What’s even more interesting is that the vast majority of these emails are not coming from some foreign land, but they are coming from sources based in…See More
Dec 4
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

The Smart Parent Guide to Digital Literacy

If you are the parent of a child or teen who uses the internet, here are some stats you need to know:Stats About Teens and the InternetTeens think that the internet is mostly privateThey also think that they can make the best decisions for their life onlineThey believe they are safe online and that people are who they say they areThey don’t feel at risk if “friending” perfect strangersThey feel like since they are probably better at understanding technology, they can make better decisions than…See More
Nov 27
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

What is Two-Factor Authentication and How Does it Work?

There are a number of ways that you can protect yourself online, and one of the things you can do is to start using two-factor authentication.You probably have seen two-factor authentication even if you aren’t sure what it is. For instance, if you do online banking, your bank might text a code to your phone or email when you try to change the password. This is two-factor authentication. It’s basically just an extra step that confirms that you are the account owner. This makes it more difficult…See More
Nov 22
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

Disinformation i.e. FAKE NEWS: How the Weaponization of Social Media Has You Conned

This post takes a hard and honest look at whats happening right now. You either “get it” or you are a victim of whats going on. Victims who read this will trash it and deny the reality of what they read. Denial is warm and comfortable. The truth is cold and can hurt. And nobody likes to admit they are wrong, ever. So I expect plenty of haters.“People are much like cattle or sheep; they just want to be led.”The author of that controversial and maybe offensive quote is the author of this article.…See More
Nov 13
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

DoorDash Admits 4.9 Million Affected by Data Breach

DoorDash has admitted that it has been the victim of a data breach, which has affected about 4.9 million merchants and people.In a recent blog post, DoorDash announced that it noticed some odd activity early in September from a third-party service. After looking into it, the company found that an unauthorized third party was accessing user data from DoorDash on May 4, 2019. DoorDash immediately took steps to stop any future access and to improve security.Those who were affected by this breach…See More
Nov 7
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

YouTube's Spoon Feeding Pedophiles Kids Home Videos

YouTube uses a recommendation algorithm to help people view things they’d like to see. Recently, the algorithm seemingly encouraged pedophiles (YouTube would have no way of knowing this) to watch videos of children playing at home, videos that the family members uploaded.A report from the New York Times detailed how YouTube had been exploiting minor children through the automated recommendation system. According to the report, researchers at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at…See More
Oct 30
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

Gift Cards: The Newest Scam that You Should Be Aware of

Hackers are making a lot of money thanks to phishing attacks these days, and now they are also focusing on gift card scams. One of the most notorious scam groups, Scarlet Widow, which is out of Nigeria, has been boosting its efforts to scam people with gift cards since 2015. This group generally focuses on people in the UK and US and also is known for tax scams, romance scams, and rental cons.Are you at risk of getting scammed by Scarlet Widow? The group generally focuses on medium to large US…See More
Oct 27
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

Medical Identity Theft: 12 Million Patients Breached

Quest Diagnostics is a US-based company that provides medical testing services, and announced that it used third-party billing collection companies that were hit by a severe data breach. In fact, about 11.9 million Quest customers were affected.The compromised information could include personal data of the patients, including Social Security numbers, as well as medical and financial information. However, laboratory test results aren’t included in the breach.What Happened?The AMCA (American…See More
Oct 19
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

First American Financial Exposes 885 Million Mortgage Documents

Approximately 885 million digital documents have been exposed from mortgage deals that date back to 2003. First American Financial Corp is a provider of title insurance, as well as other services for the mortgage and real estate industries, and it allowed millions of records to be exposed according to one report.The exposure is likely to put a variety of bank account statements and account numbers at risk, as well as Social Security numbers, tax records, wire transaction receipts, mortgage…See More
Aug 29
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

Two Common Government Employee Impersonation Scams: What to Watch For

One of the biggest threats that taxpayers are facing these days is an aggressive scam where criminals call victims and pretend to be IRS agents. The goal? To steal money.All year but especially during tax filing season, the IRS will see a big surge in the number of scam calls, which tell victims that they will be arrested, deported, or have their driver’s license revoked if they don’t pay a fake tax bill.How the Scams WorkThese scammers make calls to people and claim to be from the IRS. They…See More
Aug 27
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

6 More Places to Put Your Identity on Lock Down

If you have been thinking about a credit freeze, you probably should know that the process is designed so that a creditor cannot see your credit report unless you specifically allow it. This process blocks any potential creditors from viewing or pulling your file, which makes it much more difficult for an identity thief to apply for new credit using your name or information. For links to freeze your credit at the 3 major bureaus go to…See More
Aug 15
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

Apps for Stalkers Disguised as Parental Control Tools

Sell something called “SuperParent” or even the actual FlexiSpy — and all is swell. Frankly, I’m not opposed to monitoring a child’s phone, kids shouldn’t have phones anyways.But sell something called “iStalk” or “StalkU,” well … this won’t quite go over well with the authorities or the general community.It’s all in a name (pardon the cliché).Apps that track users contain Spyware. A wannabe stalker can secretly install such an app on their intended victim’s phone via any of the following:Manual…See More
Aug 1
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

Florida City Pays Hackers $600,000 after Scam

Riviera Beach, a city in Florida, has agreed to pay a $600,000 ransom to hackers who attacked its network.This week, the City Council voted to pay the demands after coming up with no other option to meet the demands of the hackers. It seems that the hackers got access to the system when a staff member clicked on a link in an email, which uploaded malware to the network. The malware disabled the city’s email system, direct deposit payroll system and 911 dispatch system.According to Rose Anne…See More
Jul 25
Robert Siciliano posted a blog post

Police Say Scammers Are Stealing Deposits from Homeowners

The police in Port St. Lucie Florida have claimed that scammers are now posting homes as available for rent or purchase. You rent/purchase the home by putting a deposit down on the house, but you’re never given any keys.The scammers are getting their victims to the property and even a tour of the house, but when it comes time to move in, the victim is left without any options. The tour aspect of the scam is important here. This legitimizes the fake agent as real.Local realtors say that there…See More
Jul 4

Profile Information

Tell us more about who you are, what you do and where you want to be. What are your main business challenges? (Tip: provide your current Job Title, Industry, company or/and paste your Linkedin profile here). Use as many relevant keywords as possible. Tell us what you can offer the community. What sorts of discussions, events, and activities you can participate in.
ROBERT SICILIANO, CEO of 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. As a Security Speaker 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. Your Safety Speaker and Privacy Speaker Siciliano is accessible, real, professional, and ready to weigh in and comment at a moment’s notice on breaking news.
I am interested in
Speaking engagements, Consulting offers, Job inquiries, Business deals, Career opportunities, Expertise requests

Robert Siciliano's Blog

Louisiana Woman Tries to Buy a Million Dollar Home with False Document

Posted on December 13, 2019 at 5:48am 0 Comments

Have you ever seen a house and thought…I wish I could afford that? Some people actually try it, but let this story be a lesson learned: if you can’t afford the cost of a house, you probably shouldn’t try to buy it.

Pamela Chandler was arrested and now faces forgery charges after she tried to purchase a home with a million-dollar price tag. How did she do it? She used false documents. Chandler, who also goes as Pamela Goldwyn, was arrested by a special Financial…

Continue

Fake Emails are Becoming a Major Issue for Businesses

Posted on December 4, 2019 at 8:49pm 0 Comments

You might be surprised to know that more than 3.4 billion fake emails are sent around the globe each day. What does this mean? It means that almost every company out there is vulnerable to cybercrimes in the form of “spoofing” and “phishing.” On top of this, most companies out there have not protected themselves from this type of cyber attack. What’s even more interesting is that the vast majority of these emails are not coming from some foreign land, but they are coming from sources based…

Continue

The Smart Parent Guide to Digital Literacy

Posted on November 27, 2019 at 7:43pm 0 Comments

If you are the parent of a child or teen who uses the internet, here are some stats you need to know:

Stats About Teens and the Internet

  • Teens think that the internet is mostly private
  • They also think that they can make the best decisions for their life online
  • They believe they are safe online and that people are who they say they are
  • They don’t feel at risk if “friending” perfect strangers
  • They feel…
Continue

What is Two-Factor Authentication and How Does it Work?

Posted on November 22, 2019 at 7:38pm 0 Comments

There are a number of ways that you can protect yourself online, and one of the things you can do is to start using two-factor authentication.

You probably have seen two-factor authentication even if you aren’t sure what it is. For instance, if you do online banking, your bank might text a code to your phone or email when you try to change the password. This is two-factor authentication. It’s basically just an extra step that confirms that you are the account owner.…

Continue

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of GlobalRisk community to add comments!

Join GlobalRisk community

At 3:16am on August 31, 2015, Eugene Matthews gave Robert Siciliano a gift
Gift
Thank you for your contributions to the cyber security field. - Eugene Matthews www.SoldierCop.com
 
 
 

Our Sponsors

Would you like to reach over 90,000 + Risk Professionals? 

REQUEST OUR MEDIA KIT

______________________

Current Partners Include:

Congratulations!

for featuring as a Leader
in Gartner Magic Quadrant

 

Join GRC Inner Circle - Get Top Risk Resources, Member Support PLUS become our patron

Business Exchange

If your organization delivers products and services that bring value to our members, you are welcome to join our partnership program.

Companies are welcome to setup a business profile page in our Multimedia Business Directory. You will get full control of the page and can include cutting edge possibilities – videos, adverts, presentations, white papers, job offers, Press Releases, product information, company blog, news feeds and more.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Our Knowledge Partners

Request our MEDIA KIT

Our Twitter feed

© 2019   Created by Boris Agranovich.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service