PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ID Experts, a leading provider of software and services for cyber breach and identity fraud protection, today announced that technology and engineering veteran, Brent VanLoo, has joined the Company as chief technology officer. With VanLoo's unique expertise in healthcare and security, ID Experts will accelerate the development of technologies that address identity theft protection risks facing healthcare, retail, government, insurance, and education. The surge in cyber breaches is challenging organizations, exposing millions of individuals and their sensitive information.
"In 2016, record numbers of people had their identities stolen creating unprecedented demand for our technology and identity protection services," said Bob Gregg, CEO of ID Experts. "As a security engineering visionary with healthcare domain expertise, Brent VanLoo will advance our ability to apply innovative technologies to address cyber and identity risks."
New CTO Builds on Technology Expertise
VanLoo's leadership encompasses 20 years of technology experience in software, security, and healthcare companies including HealthSparq, Symantec Corporation, Sage Software, and Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs Innovations. His career spans product design and development, bringing new technologies to market, and product management. Most recently at HealthSparq, VanLoo built from the ground up a consumer healthcare shopping platform, propelling the company to be one of the top five fastest growing Oregon companies two years in a row. As director of engineering at Symantec Corporation, VanLoo led the U.S. and China development and QA teams for Endpoint Security products including Antivirus, Network Access Control, and Mobile Security.
"My passion is developing software that solves real problems," said Brent VanLoo, chief technology officer at ID Experts. "The opportunity to work with ID Experts will leverage my experience in healthcare, security and SaaS software to bring to market new and innovative solutions that will mitigate the risks to individuals, whose identities have been stolen."
A Record of Innovation, Success, and Growth
ID Experts is a leading provider of identity protection services covering nearly 30 million individuals and is the largest provider of these services to the United States Government, including providing services for the millions of individuals affected by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) cyber breach.
The ID Experts MyIDCare™ product is the most complete identity protection solution designed to protect individuals and families from all nine types of identity theft. The Company's identity recovery experts have a 100 percent success rate to ensure fast, complete identity recovery. To address healthcare identity crime risks, ID Experts developed a medical transaction monitoring service—MIDAS™—the first and only solution to engage consumers to detect and address healthcare identity theft and fraud. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association selected ID Experts as one of its preferred providers of identity protection services.
In August 2016, ID Experts announced that it raised a $27.5 million round of equity funding, backed by Peloton Equity, Trident Capital Cybersecurity, and BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners.
About ID Experts
At ID Experts, we protect millions of consumers with our identity protection software and services and have a 100 percent success record for identity recovery. We are trusted by thousands of organizations to manage cyber and other risks with our data breach response services and are the largest provider of identity protection products to the federal government. We serve customers in healthcare, government, insurance, financial services, and higher education. ID Experts actively contributes to the cyber risk community through organizations including NHCAA, HCCA, MIFA, and IAPP. Visit www2.idexpertscorp.com for more information.
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