Robert Siciliano

  • Owns a consulting firm,, providing educational courses and informational content on preventing identity theft and cybercrime. 
  • A member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Coast Guard Auxiliary Service. 
  • A security, safety and privacy speaker with a “tell it like it is” style. 
  • A published author of three books on personal security and identity theft.


Rober Siciliano is a former writer for The Balance, sharing his depth of experience and passion for personal protection and preventing identity theft with audiences through a variety of media channels.

Siciliano is the author of three books on personal security and identity protection: "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." 

He is also a board member for the Identity Theft Resource CenterZafeSoftKnowem, and Biometric Signature-ID

Siciliano’s media credentials include contributions to TIME, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal,, Boston Globe, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Huffington Post, American Greed, ComputerWorld, Reader’s Digest, Consumers Digest, AP, UPI, Reuters, NPR and as a regular contributor to Entrepreneur. 

He has appeared as a guest commentator on The Anderson Cooper Show, John Stossel, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Steve Harvey Show, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Inside Edition, and Extra among others.

Siciliano has taught his clients the techniques for maintaining personal safety and information security, and has shared his skills with many more people through presentations to corporate, government, education clients such as GMAC, the National Association of Realtors©, Domino’s Pizza, United Bankers’ Bank, Exxon Mobile,, ​Hotspot Shield,  and Intel Security.

He is a graduate of Boston University Center for Professional Education Professional Investigation, a Private Investigator, and a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist. 

About The Balance and Dotdash

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