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October Conference to Focus on Innovative Research in Identity Management, IDSP to Present Preliminary Report

New York, Jul 10, 2007

Identity management and other identity-related issues—from security breaches and malware attacks to insider threats and data leakage—will be the focus of an October 21-23 conference hosted by the Economic Crime Institute of Utica College and the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP). Held in McLean, VA, Identity Management and Information Protection: Research to Action will seek to identify appropriate solutions through applied research, evidence-based policy, and information exchange.

Experts from the highest levels of business, government, and academia will present cutting edge research, recommendations, and technologies that are being developed to counter identity-related issues and enhance information protection. The conference will feature a report from the Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP), a cross-sector group sponsored by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to develop a resource of standards and guidelines that businesses and other organizations can use to prevent and respond to ID theft and fraud. IDSP chair Joseph V. Gurreri, III, vice president of global solutions development & consulting, TransUnion, IDSP director James McCabe, ANSI, and IDSP working group 3 co-chair Chip Tsantes, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Intersections Inc., will present a preliminary report of the IDSP’s activity.

Other highlights of the conference include keynote addresses by Howard Schmidt, a former special advisor to the White House on cybersecurity, and Bob Sullivan, MSNBC technology reporter and author of Your Evil Twin: Behind the Identity Theft Epidemic. CIMIP will present its findings on ID theft trends and patterns from a federally funded research project on closed U.S. Secret Service cases.

The conference welcomes stakeholders from federal, state and local government; banking, financial, retail and insurance sectors; information security and technology services; healthcare; non-profits; and academia. For a complete program, conference details, and to register, please visit the conference website.

The Economic Crime Institute of Utica College drives leading-edge thinking on economic crime issues faced by business and government, through educational programs, policy guidance, research and solutions. Utica College’s Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) is a research collaborative dedicated to furthering a national research agenda on identity management, information sharing, and data protection. With the goal of impacting policy, regulation, and legislation, CIMIP brings together corporations, government, law enforcement, and academia to facilitate research on identity theft and fraud. Founding partners of CIMIP include LexisNexis Inc., IBM Corp., TransUnion, the U.S. Secret Service, the FBI, and other universities.

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