Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
IDentity Theft 911, a leader in identity management and data risk management services, is proud to announce the formation of IDT911 Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of IDentity Theft 911. The formation is a strategic move to enhance the company’s data risk management service capabilities. IDT911 Consulting specializes in providing proactive risk assessments and protection programs as well as swiftly reacting to data, risk, security, and privacy issues with a balanced, risk-based approach.
IDT911 Consulting has provided data breach services to more than 2,000 breach events under parent company IDentity Theft 911. With the rise of cybercrime, the protection of sensitive data has never been more important. In response to this growing need for proactive data security services, IDT911 Consulting was formed to assist companies with building customized data and operational risk management programs that will help protect information and financial assets from loss, theft or accidental exposure.
While the parent company will still provide DataRiskStages™ to businesses through their insurance carriers, IDT911 Consulting will work directly with clients to provide assessments that identify the clients’ most critical vulnerabilities and provide guidance on how to quickly enhance their information security posture inside of budget constraints and without putting undue pressure on operations.
“The experience of IDentity Theft 911 in the data risk space is vast, having served countless organizations with their security and privacy needs,” said Sean Daly, President and COO, IDentity Theft 911. “IDT911 Consulting was formed as a means to better deliver our services under a more cohesive name brand. IDT911 Consulting was designed with the mission to bring proven best practices for data breach response to a wide range of businesses and the subsidiary will help us achieve that.” He adds, “the same leadership, experience, and service our clients have grown to love will remain unchanged, and in fact, will only improve as we expand the IDT911 Consulting team.”
IDT911 Consulting is led by data risk veteran Brian McGinley who serves as the subsidiary’s chief executive officer. Brian has more than 30 years of experience in risk management, security, fraud prevention and compliance, and has held senior positions at Wachovia Corporation and Citigroup. He served as chairman of the Identity Theft Assistance Center, a not-for-profit membership corporation sponsored by The Financial Services Roundtable.
“I’m excited to be spearheading a talented group of individuals that have spent decades assisting companies with their data risk plans and responses,” said McGinley. “Our cumulative experience in working with healthcare organizations, law firms, educational institutions, and other establishments with special needs makes us poised to deliver the best data risk assessments from soup to nuts.”
Joining Brian is Chief Operating Officer Deena Coffman and Chief Privacy Officer Eduard Goodman. Coffman has broad experience providing guidance to clients adopting technology or building programs relating to data privacy, data security, operational risk and electronic discovery. She is former COO of Kroll Cyber Security and Information Assurance, and also managed international projects with the Analytical and Forensic Technology group at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, and held global responsibility as the Discovery Director for Johnson & Johnson. Goodman is an internationally trained attorney and privacy expert, with more than a decade of experience in privacy law, fraud and identity management. Both hold CIPP/US certification and Goodman also holds CIPP/Canada certification.
IDT911 Consulting services include:
- Data breach response
- Vulnerability assessment
- Malware detection and removal
- Data privacy and security consulting
- Written Information Security Plan (WISP) development
- Incident response planning and testing
- Security awareness training for employees
- Information security and data risk assessment
- Digital forensics
- Insurance coverage consulting
- Vendor due diligence & security vetting
About IDT911 Consulting
IDT911 Consulting was formed to assist companies with building customized technical, data and operational risk management programs that will help protect information and financial assets from loss, theft or accidental exposure. The company specializes in data breach response, incident response, vulnerability assessments, policy/procedure development, and training/awareness program development. IDT911 Consulting is a subsidiary of IDentity Theft 911. For more information, please visit http://www.IDT911Consulting.com.
About IDentity Theft 911®
Founded in 2003, IDentity Theft 911 is the nation’s premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution and education services. The company serves 17.5 million households across the country and provides fraud solutions for a range of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, the country’s largest insurance companies, corporate benefit providers, banks and credit unions and membership organizations. In addition, the company provides preventative and breach response services to more than 600,000 businesses. IDentity Theft 911 is the proud recipient of several awards, including the Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service and the Parent Tested, Parent Approved award for social networking monitoring tool SocialScout. For more information, please visit http://www.idt911.com, http://www.facebook.com/idt911 and http://www.twitter.com/idt911.