BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, December 10, 2018 –ThreatAdvice, (threatadvice.com) a provider of cybersecurity education, awareness and threat intelligence has named Frank Abagnale as its new company spokesperson. Abagnale, a former con man who was once hunted by the FBI and whose story was immortalized in the movie “Catch Me If You Can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is now a world-class secure document consultant, antifraud expert, FBI advisor and motivational speaker. For the past 40 years Abagnale has worked to create solutions that circumvent criminal opportunity and has served as a speaker, teacher and advisor to FBI field agents and business industry executives all over the country.
Abagnale believes that fraud prevention is critical in his mission of helping corporations, financial institutions and the FBI thwart the kind of scams that target Americans today. This idea is cohesive with TheatAdvice’s belief that prevention through the ongoing education of corporate employees is a fundamental piece of an organization’s overall defense plan against cyber-attacks.
“What I did in my youth is hundreds of times easier for the bad guys of today. Technology breeds crime, and employees are a favorite way into a network for cyber criminals. Because of this, ongoing, non-technical employee cyber education is a MUST in keeping any enterprise safe. I highly recommend ThreatAdvice in terms of a very effective cyber education and phishing solution,” said Abagnale.
Tom Hanks calls Abagnale’s speeches “the best one-man show you’ll ever see,” and ThreatAdvice plans to bring him to Birmingham, Ala., in April of 2019 for a speaking event for its cybersecurity and financial institution customers and others.
“ThreatAdvice is excited to be working with Mr. Abagnale to further the message of cybersecurity education and awareness as a key to helping to prevent cybercrime,” said David Brasfield, CEO of ThreatAdvice. “Frank has an incredible life story and it is very admirable how much of his life he has dedicated to numerous fraud prevention initiatives,” he said.
ThreatAdvice, a company under the NXTsoft (www.nxtsoft.com) umbrella was founded in 2016 to provide entities of all types with comprehensive cybersecurity protection by offering tools to educate employees on good cyber practices, simulate cyberattacks through phishing exercises, and provide actionable real-time threat intelligence. For more information visit threatadvice.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the company at 1.800.915.3381.