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Online Safety & Security: Dating Apps & Online Marketplaces – Jeff Tinsley – PSW #703

Safety in online dating spaces is an issue the dating industry has grappled with for some time; with the surge of dating app usage during the pandemic, the demand for dating apps to take responsibility and ensure safer online interactions is at an all-time high. RealMe is a technology platform that hopes to solve this problem on dating apps (and other online marketplaces) by providing in-app background checks that aggregate publicly available information on criminal records, sex offender status, personal reviews, and more.

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Guest

Jeff Tinsley
Jeff Tinsley
CEO at RealMe

Jeff Tinsley is the founder and CEO of RealMe, a turnkey, no-cost technology solution to protect dating app users and other online marketplaces.
For nearly 20 years, Jeff has dedicated his career to building trust and transparency online. A perpetual entrepreneur, Jeff founded several other successful business ventures prior to RealMe. Notable highlights include GreatDomains, an early leader in the field of internet domain transactions that sold to VeriSign for $100 million, RealtyTracker, an online real estate service acquired by Guthy-Renker, and MediaPass, a B2B platform for publishers to attract and retain subscribers.
Today, Jeff is dedicated to cultivating safety and trust online through RealMe. Beyond his work with RealMe, Jeff finds his greatest professional fulfillment in helping shape the successes of the next generation of leaders, through mentorship and thoughtful advice as a veteran of online business for 25+ years.
Jeff Tinsley’s acumen has been recognized by Ernst & Young, who named him Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009. When not managing his businesses, Jeffrey enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

Hosts

Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
Jeff Man
Jeff Man
Information Security Evangelist at Online Business Systems
Lee Neely
Lee Neely
Information Assurance APL at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson
Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc and Founder & CEO of Dark Element at Trimarc Security
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