From Most-Wanted to FBI Academy Instructor: If You Can, Catch Frank Abagnale at the 2020 Global TapRooT® Summit
“Catch” Keynote Speaker Frank Abagnale
at the 2020 Global TapRooT® Summit
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Between the ages of 16 and 21, Frank Abagnale convincingly posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a teacher, a doctor, and cashed millions in fraudulent checks in 26 countries.
You may have originally been introduced to Abagnale through Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster movie Catch Me If You Can. The 2002 movie depicts Abagnale’s experiences as a con artist, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent who pursues Abagnale. By the time Abagnale turned 21, he was one of the world’s most-wanted criminals.
Abagnale has worked with the FBI for more than 40 years
After he was arrested in France, Abagnale turned his life around, helping the FBI outthink con artists at frauds and scams. That was the condition of his early release: To work with the FBI.
Abagnale became one of the world’s foremost authorities on document security, forgery, embezzlement, and identity theft. He also became an FBI Academy instructor, lecturing at the FBI’s law enforcement training and research center and field offices.
What does Frank Abagnale have to say?
“I’ve been an instructor at the FBI Academy for 43 years. I’ve taught two generations of FBI agents who’ve gone through the Academy. What’s amazing to me is how much easier crime is than when I did it 50 years ago. It’s actually 4,000 times easier because I didn’t have all of the technology that exists today. So, technology absolutely breeds crime.”
In addition to his work with the FBI, Abagnale
- created an official check document used by more than 3,000 financial institutions;
- developed the ADP payroll check, used by thousands of companies; and
- designed security features for official documents, such as car titles, birth certificates, and prescription pads.
Abagnale also addresses C-suite executives on what they need to know about cybersecurity. More than 14,000 corporations and organizations have used his fraud prevention concepts and programs.
At the Summit, you’ll get to hear firsthand about Abagnale’s life experiences and how they apply to the business world today
Abagnale’s transformation from one of the world’s most notorious con men to an international cybersecurity expert trusted by the FBI has been mythologized in film and literature. The takeaways he’ll share with you are, indeed, the real deal.
Abagnale’s contributions to the world of security are immeasurable. He has become a hero to hundreds of public and private sector organizations for his indispensable counsel and strategic insight on safeguarding information systems and combating cyberfraud.
With an eye on the latest techniques developed by high-tech criminals to deceive and defraud, Abagnale leaves audiences with a deep understanding of today’s evolving security landscape and, more importantly, a vision of how to make the world a safer place.
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