Frank Abagnale: Catch Me If You Can: Talks at Google

Do you remember the movie ‘Catch Me If You Can?’ starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Steven Spielberg? Well, the movie was made on Frank Abagnale, who ran away from his home at 16, travelled around the world by forging cheques and being an impostor, got caught and spent 5 years in jail in France, Sweden and United States and has been an acclaimed security consultant and lecturer at the FBI for the past 41 years. Quite a CV that!

He recently spoke at Google for their Security and Privacy Month event, talking about his life, the movie and cyber-crime! Being a fan of the film, this talk made for quite an interesting watch, to have the first hand account of his life. But once he started taking questions, he made certain revelations about the future of cyber crime that were quite startling! Like for the fact that the government is working on technology that can control all electronic devices…. from pacemakers to cars; and how cyber crime may turn dark and try to control or disarm people living the ‘Internet of Things’ life. Go through his entire talk below and find out!

(If you want to skip the interview and directly head to the questions, he starts taking them at 28:05)

Source: YouTube, Talks at Google


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