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ID Experts Joins the Center for Applied Identity Management Research

Corporate, government and academic leaders unite to fight cyber crime, identity theft and other identity management challenges

BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ID Experts (http://www.idexpertscorp.com), a provider of data breach notification and response services, today announced joining forces with the Center for Applied Identity Management Research (CAIMR). CAIMR was created to develop research and solutions for society's most daunting identity management challenges such as cyber crime, terrorism, financial crimes, identity theft and fraud, weapons of mass destruction, and narcotics and human trafficking. The first of its kind, CAIMR will serve as a valuable partner to ID Experts as they collaborate to fight identity theft and other identity management crimes.

CAIMR's founding members represent an extraordinary alliance of non- profit, public sector and corporate institutions including: Indiana University, U.S. Secret Service, LexisNexis, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Cogent Systems, Visa and Intersections. Dr. Gary R. Gordon, a nationally recognized expert in economic crime and a Senior Scholar in Identity Management at the University of Indiana School of Law - Bloomington will serve as Executive Director of the Center. Under their guidance the Center will undertake applied research projects concentrating on the identity management aspects of the following:

-- Public Safety: Identity theft, cyber crime, computer crime, organized criminal groups, document fraud and sexual predator detection

-- National Security: Cyber security and cyber defense, human trafficking and illegal immigration, terrorist tracking and financing

-- Financial and Corporate Fraud: Mortgage fraud and other financial crimes, data breaches, e-commerce fraud, insider threats and health care fraud.

-- Individual Protection: Identity theft and fraud

CAIMR will identify the key challenges, the gaps in knowledge and the research needed to provide solutions to these challenges. Additional members include, Fair Isaac, University of Texas at Austin, Wells Fargo & Company, U.S. Marshals Service, Dragnet Solutions, ID Experts, Identity Theft Assistance Corporation (ITAC), Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

"CAIMR is a trusted public private partnership of organizations focused on solving some of the nation's most challenging identity management problems," said Gary R. Gordon, Ed.D. Executive Director, CAIMR. "As a non-profit organization governed by its partners with a strong affiliation with its host academic institution, Indiana University, CAIMR is uniquely positioned to foster a collaborative applied research environment that brings together the multi-disciplinary talent, resources, data sources, and analytical capabilities to take up this challenge."

"CAIMR brings together a great network of industry leaders toward the common goal of mitigating fraud, identity theft, and other crimes affecting identity management," said Rick Kam, president of ID Experts. "As a joining member, our goal is to disclose our existing knowledge as well as contribute resources toward future research to better understand identity management events. We have a vested interest in creating better and proactive solutions of protecting consumers and businesses alike."

About CAIMR

The Center for Identity Management, or CAIMR, is a non-profit corporation, comprised of representatives from government, corporate and academic institutions who share a common interest in the multi-faceted aspects of identity management. It is a trusted public-private partnership bringing together cross-disciplinary experts in criminal justice, financial crime, biometrics, cyber crime and cyber defense, data protection, homeland security, risk management and national defense. CAIMR is an applied research organization that will study identity issues, their social implications and the processes, technologies and polices designed to deal with them. Most importantly, the emphasis will be on discovering real world solutions and providing best practices recommendations. CAIMR's partners are: Indiana University, US Secret Service, LexisNexis, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Intersections, Cogent Systems and Visa, Fair Isaac, University of Texas at Austin, Wells Fargo & Company, Department of Defense, US Marshals Service, Dragnet Solutions, ID Experts, Identity Theft Assistance Corporation (ITAC), Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), with Dr. Gary R. Gordon serving as its Executive Director.

About ID Experts - Identity Theft Protection & Data Breach Services

ID Experts provides identity theft protection and data breach services for individuals, corporations and the public sector. Unlike other identity theft protection service providers that rely solely on credit monitoring, ID Experts takes a uniquely personal approach to identity protection - whether it's a single individual or family, or up to the largest corporations, government agencies and universities, ID Experts ensures each and every individual receives protection and recovery assistance. Today, ID Experts protects more than 3 million individuals nationwide from identity theft. These customers benefit from ID Experts' team of experienced identity recovery advocates who have a 100 percent success rate in restoring victims' identities to pre-theft status. For more information visit http://www.idexpertscorp.com.

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