Will 2010 Be the Year of Accountability for Identity Theft?

New Report from Identity Theft 911 Examines How Consumers and Organizations Can Guard Against Security Vulnerabilities and Data Breaches

Jan 26, 2010, 09:00 ET from Identity Theft 911

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:

2009 was another year of large-scale data breaches in which unauthorized access to critical information was gained, records were compromised or information was stolen outright at government agencies, financial institutions, health care organizations and universities.

Identity theft, social media and employment scams became the norm, and neither the President's official helicopter nor his top financial advisor were immune from security intrusions.

But with huge arrests last year, and a new "cyber-czar" and the anticipated passage of the Data Accountability and Trust Act this year, 2010 just might become the "Year of Accountability."  

A new report by Identity Theft 911 examines how an increase in government, corporate and personal accountability could affect the identity theft and information security landscape this year – and what must be done to step up protection for consumers.

WHO:

Identity Theft 911 executives available for comment immediately include:

Adam K. Levin, Chairman

Matthew Cullina, Chief Executive Officer

Eduard Goodman, Chief Privacy Officer

Ondrej Krehel, Information Security Officer

ABOUT:

The full report can be viewed at: http://www.identitytheft911.com.

Protecting more than 30 million Americans, Identity Theft 911 is a leader in identity management and identity theft remediation and resolution services to businesses and consumers on behalf of its 450 client institutions, as well as in comprehensive data breach preparedness (including incidence response plans), compliance, and notification and remediation services that are currently found in more than 150,000 businesses.

Identity Theft 911 provides innovative, enterprise-level solutions and consumer education to Fortune 500 companies and emerging markets, many of America's largest insurance carriers, corporate benefit providers and a wide spectrum of other financial institutions, including banks and credit unions.

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