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Frank Abagnale: “Catch Me If You Can” | Talks at Google

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For Google’s Security and Privacy Month, we are honored to present the real Frank Abagnale, Renowned Cybersecurity And Fraud Prevention Expert, Bestselling Author & Subject of Catch Me If You Can.

His 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 – but the takeaways he shares are the real deal.

Frank’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 cyber-fraud.

With an eye on the latest techniques developed by high-tech criminals to deceive and defraud, Frank 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.

40 Comments
  1. Simon says

    His speech reminds me so much of Corey Stoll playing Ernest Hemingway in the movie 'Midnight in Paris'.

  2. Spanky Harland says

    Amazing man, this video was better than the movie ! Glad that Frank decided to use his talents to make banking more secure.

  3. my31and37 says

    He says he's not a genius…yet he's like a supercomputer of information, and an incredible speaker.

  4. nearly captured says

    how can he talk like that without breathing Amazing

  5. stainlessea says

    Now that merits a Standing Ovation.

  6. Anamnesia says

    If you can make it, you can recreate it

  7. Peter L says

    THIS DUDE WAS LIKE IN HIS LATE 20S WHEN HE PULLED ALL THOSE STUNT. CONMAN SHIT. THE MOVIE HAD HIM AS A TEENAGER. FUCK HOLLYWOOD. KEEP IT REAL MOTHERFUCKERS. COMES OFF HARMLESS WHEN YOURE A TEEN. THIS DUDE WAS PULLING A CRIME ACT AND THEY MADE HIM SOME SORT OF ANTIHERO.

  8. Edgar Phillips says

    Im a happy father. Didnt expect this to go that way, but happy i have kids

  9. Jesset says

    I never expected this to turn in to one of the most beautiful things I ever heard..

  10. Reshad Abd says

    He is a decent man.

  11. supergeten2 says

    He look jewish..

  12. Bob Nordstrom says

    wow his wife must be something

  13. Guido Pelagos says

    Awesome talk.

  14. Spam Mail says

    Hummmmmmm

  15. Campbell .Garry says

    Who is that woman reading the questions?? Surley not an employee of google

  16. Dan Cavanaugh says

    ok im home…so doi need to enlist stephanie wong or will i be ok?

  17. Anthony Duckworth says
  18. Ian M says

    Asset. Not a liability. Life isn't perfect, and liberty must be asserted. #goodguy Thanks Frank!

  19. stephanie cust says

    what a great story

  20. lue mob says

    Wow, just wow 😮!!

  21. beth98362 R says

    Well done….thank you!

  22. msnpassjan2004 says

    Last part of the presentation was the most interesting.
    @56:45 passwords will be obsolete by 2020, starting in part with Microsoft Gaming
    @59:20 FBI can shut someones pacemaker off from up to 35 feet away
    @59:55 FBI can take over any modern vehicle from up to 35 feet away, lock doors, close windows and shut down the engine, even deploy the air bag.

  23. User14881944 says

    ANANI SİKECEZ OĞLUUUUM. ALLAH'IN VAADETTİĞİ CİZYEYİ KAFANA VURA VURA ALACAZ. İSLAM'IN GÜCÜNÜ GÖRECEKSİNİZ AMINA KODUMUNUN ŞEYTAN UŞAĞI KAFİRLERİ!!!!

  24. Carrie says

    Amazing!

  25. jb hann says

    It's interesting to listen to him talk about his life…but then I was kicked with the horrific reality at 56:35 when he talks about the technology the CIA has, and where we are heading.

    It's also interesting that no one in the comment section seems to care, let along acknowledge the technology he mentions.

  26. Dory Saraf says

    Incredible. A wonderful man. A real man.

  27. G3CFO says

    He is so rich in wisdom and humility. What he said around the 25-minute mark is remarkable in not accepting presidential pardons. Great talk, and yes, a story of redemption.

  28. Duran Dunkle says

    Beautiful speech.

  29. igo0di says

    Balls of steel

  30. igo0di says

    I love this man

  31. Ubaldo 23 says

    What an admirable man and an amazing speaker.

  32. DIY Hobby says

    A person whom truly understand in being human…..Improving humanity along the way! Thank you, sir!

  33. zagyex says

    One thing you cannot not notice: He speaks as if he's reading. He has a real verbal talent.

  34. John Chipman says

    The awesome folks @RISMedia had Mr Abagnale at their CEO Exchange last Fall as well, UNBELIEVABLE speech and not only helped me 'know more about what I already knew' with his cyber security/fraud protection points that he made in the 30 minute Q&A, but this man's survival story was wonderfully inspirational in so many ways. I have seen 100's of key notes and this is in my top 3, if not number 1.

    "I would need to tell the court, which parent I chose to live with" is something that breaks any parents heart to hear. No excuses for what he did, he has paid back what he wrongfully stole, paid his dues as far as incarceration, has a wonderful family now after certainly not having one (at least it appears), has now helped the FBI for 40+ years find ways to help protect the American citizen…I personally salute you Frank Abagnale!~!

    The presentation to Google was certainly great, but the RIS one, probably since I was there, was so inspiring! The entire audience was crying, laughing and gasping together>! Frank told us, "Use a diamond cut shredder to all your personal checks, don't use debit cards, only credit cards and cash. We will be rid of usernames and passwords by 2020 and embracing retina scan and thumb print verification!"

  35. sirlillo says

    still a brilliant mind

  36. Jay Marie says

    Catch me if you can is one of my favorite movies.

  37. VIVEK P K says

    Words worth listening….

  38. jar nuggs says

    Hearing you is like listening to a friend. Thank you for being and holding heart.

  39. bt10ant says

    This is superb English No "uhs" or "likes" — just concise verbiage.

  40. vincezyx says

    Thank you for the genuis time you have invested in us and out Country. It must have be driven by Love.

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