Conference Preview: 'Thieves, Hackers, and Facebook Attackers'

February 26-28 will mark the presentation of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU)'s Technology and Security Conference in Austin, Texas. A keynote speech at the event entitled "Thieves, Hackers, and Facebook Attackers: Credit Union Privacy Survival in a Social World," will be given by fraud expert John Sileo. The talk will present credit unions with the knowledge they need to help stop fraud before it starts. 

Online security is more perilous and precious than ever. In times of constant attack, how will you keep your information safe?

Social media, data sharing and the wonders of the cloud all offer so many advantages to modern commerce that the myriad dangers often go unseen. Who has access to your data? What kind of habits are you enforcing? We live in a time where we are asked to scatter our personal information to the wind without a second thought – and we often do.

This presentation aims to help credit unions figure out what they're doing wrong and will teach them how to keep their enterprises afloat. Topics will include:

  • The hazards of social connectivity
  • The particular threats targeting credit union security
  • What steps you can take to combat them.

The talk will also focus on efficient methods of prevention, such as fraud awareness training and the use of proper tools and methods you may not even know exist. The NAFCU is right to recognize the importance of these issues. Enemies to your company are going to be crafty, but you can outwit them with the right preparation.

Many businesses are aware that threats are lurking, but are unsure where to begin to take action. This discussion will help point concerned parties in the right direction towards better cyber data security.

John Sileo is an online privacy expert and keynote speaker on social media privacy, identity theft and fraud. His clients included the Department of Defense, Pfizer, and Homeland Security. See his recent work on 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper and Fox Business.