Privacy XChange Forum Unites Privacy Advocates for Two-Day Conference

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November conference presented by IDentity Theft 911 features notable speakers like Texas Congressman Joe Barton, former White House CIO Theresa Payton, Carnegie Mellon researcher Alessandro Acquisti, and NBC News reporter Herb Weisbaum.

The first Privacy XChange Forum will be held on November 3-5 in Paradise Valley, Ariz. As businesses face new privacy challenges and data exposures, they’re often unprepared to protect themselves against reputational damage, expensive government penalties, loss in consumer trust and other forms of backlash. The forum brings together thought leaders and executives from government, as well as financial, insurance, education, healthcare and privacy sectors.

Sessions will be led by world renowned speakers and experts in an intimate environment designed to encourage thoughtful dialogue. A sample of sessions includes titles such as:

  •     Tales From the Trenches: Real-Life Data Breach Scenarios, Considerations & Solutions
  •     Privacy By Design: Embedding Privacy to Promote Trust, Transparency and Confidence
  •     From the Firing Lines to a Fireside Chat: Perspectives on Personal and Professional Security From a Former White House CIO
  •     Fast Forward: 2014 Fraud Trends

Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX), a longtime privacy advocate and Co-Founder of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, was one of thousands of patients whose records were exposed when a National Institutes of Health laptop was stolen in February 2008.

“The topic of confidentiality and the sensitivity of personal information hits close to home for many reasons,” said Congressman Barton. “It is absolutely imperative that businesses and consumers do not take the sensitivity of their personal information lightly. Thieves are increasingly finding new vulnerabilities and exploiting victims every day. Businesses need to be educated about how to spot data exposures, change risky processes and practices, and implement proper employee training in order to stay guarded from identity thieves.”

The conference is currently invitation only and begins with a golf tournament featuring CBS Sports Golf Analyst Gary McCord on Sunday, Nov. 3. Other activities include dinners, networking events and cocktail hours. Sponsors include BE Re Underwriters, LLC, Rust Kinsella, Robinson & Cole LLP, LexisNexis, Perr & Knight, Travelers Boiler RE, and AAIS.

Conference Co-Chair, Co-Founder of IDentity Theft 911 and Credit.com, and Former New Jersey Director of Consumer Affairs Adam Levin said, “The security of any organization is only as strong as its weakest link. When it comes to enterprise security, humans have proven time and again that they are the weakest link. This conference is designed to empower businesses and consumers to react quickly to a data or identity compromise. It is inevitable that we will all be victims of identity theft and privacy faux pas, but if managed properly, the impact doesn’t have to be devastating.”

The conference is hosted by IDentity Theft 911. The company provides services to more than 17.5 million households across the country through seven of the top 10 insurance carriers, including 50 percent of the market that sells auto and home insurance, major credit unions, banks and numerous Fortune 500 companies. Through its consulting arm, IDT911 Consulting, the company provides preventative and breach response services to more than 600,000 businesses.

To learn more about the conference, please visit http://www.privacyxchangeforum.com or contact pxf(at)idt911(dot)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/.

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