You already know his story, even if you don’t realize it. Frank Abagnale, con-man turned security expert, was the inspiration behind the famous Catch Me If You Can — and he’s continued to do incredible things. In this talk with Google, he gives some insight into his life and shares his expertise, from his initial escape from his parent’s custody battle to how he believes we can make the world a safer place.

“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,” the video explains. “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.”

Frank Abagnale is a fascinating speaker with an incredible story. You can see the whole conversation here:

Abagnale’s story is almost impossible to believe — and he’s continued to contribute to the exciting and crucial field of cyber-security. One of the most refreshing things about this video is not just his history and his knowledge, but his candor — his willingness to talk about his past and how he’s evolved. It’s a lesson so many of us can learn from.