Identity Theft Expert Reveals “Must-Take” Steps To Protect Yourself On Security Catalyst Podcast

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John Sileo, Identity Theft former victim-turned-expert and author, joins Michael Santarcangelo, Security and Privacy Expert, to discuss the reality of Identity Theft. In the interview, Sileo speaks candidly about his experience and shares the financial and human cost he faced as a victim. Sileo then provides basic steps that anyone needs to take immediately to reduce their risk. Brief and powerful.

John Sileo, author of Stolen Lives, joins the Security Catalyst Podcast for a candid discussion about the reality and costs of Identity Theft – and the basic and immediate steps that you need to take today to protect yourself and reduce the threat.

“This is thirty minutes of free content that will amaze you, inform you and prepare you. Everyone needs to listen to this and take immediate action. There are no excuses,” said Michael Santarcangelo, the creator and host of the Security Catalyst.

While producing the program, Santarcangelo learned that one of his colleagues was the victim of identity theft. “I got a phone call from our director of education and learned that she was a victim of identity theft. It upset me that even with our knowledge and tools this happened to her – but it proves that this is a crime that people need to be aware of,” said Santarcangelo.

The Security Catalyst podcast is a free weekly program, downloaded from the Internet, which helps people learn about security and privacy in an easy to understand way. As a result of the success of the Identity Theft episode, Santarcangelo said that future episodes will continue to bring a needed voice to this issue by exploring the actions and results of his colleague’s experience.

The security catalyst can be found by pointing your browser to, or by searching for “security” in Apple’s iTunes™ podcast directory, or in the Yahoo! Podcast™ directory. Subscriptions are free and the program can be listened to on your computer or portable media device.

The Security Catalyst is a top-rated free weekly podcast that provides an unique and easy to understand insight into the world of information security. Listeners are empowered to take actions to protect themselves from common security risks in an entertaining and professional way.

The Security Catalyst is hosted by Michael Santarcangelo, a recognized security expert, educator and professional speaker. Michael has been a guest on news and radio programs around the country and continues to be an independent and reasonable voice to help people cut through the hype of security and get rational answers. Learn more about Michael at


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