Intersections Inc. VP of Information Security to Speak at OTA Events Commemorating Data Privacy Day 2014

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Security experts and government leaders come together to discuss the impact data breaches can have on businesses – including customer relationships -- and share best practices to help mitigate further damage.

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Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX), a company dedicated to identity risk management and a leading provider of data breach solutions for businesses, today announced that Tim Rohrbaugh, VP of Information Security, will participate as a panelist at the upcoming Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Town Halls in New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. These events aim to provide a framework to help businesses protect consumer data and to be as prepared as possible for a breach event with the expertise of security, law enforcement, and business experts, and with recommendations from the OTA 2014 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide.

“As we have seen, 2013 was the year for sophisticated attacks which led to data breaches. Security analysts predict the time-to-discover and issues with response will only get worse if businesses cannot get beyond a black and white approach to security and lack data breach readiness,” said Tim Rohrbaugh, VP of Information Security for Intersections Inc. and OTA Board Member. “These workshops give security experts and executives from all industries the opportunity to review what happened in 2013, share best practices, and get a hands-on approach with mock exercises to help companies be more prepared for a possible data breach, and understand the profound impacts data breaches can have on business and customer relationships. Whether you are a small business or large retailer, like Target, data breaches can happen to anyone, at any time. Being prepared is vital to the survival of our financial ecosystem. ”

Mr. Rohrbaugh will be joining a panel of experts from the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, Better Business Bureau and others. Panel abstracts will consist of three key topics: moving from compliance to stewardship as it relates to privacy policy; reviewing key challenges and steps for businesses to enhance data security; and brand protection, BYOD and mobile device optimization. Attendees will have the option to participate in the afternoon breach readiness planning workshop which will include a data breach response exercise (Table Top) to demonstrate the impact and business shock arising from a breach incident.

“Data breach incidents continue to grow, yet over 89% are avoidable by the adoption of standard practices and controls. Safeguarding data and comprehensive breach planning need to be a priority for every business leader. Intersections continues to show leadership helping to advance best practices and protect consumers from harm,” explained Craig Spiezle, Executive Director and President, Online Trust Alliance.

For more information and to register for one of the Data Privacy Day workshops visit

OTA’s 2014 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide is available at A public webinar recapping the guide is being hosted on February 12th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST. To register, visit

About Intersections Inc:
Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) is a leading provider of identity risk management, privacy protection and other subscription based services for consumers. Our core services monitor personal information for our consumers, aggregate it into digestible, consumer-friendly reports and alerts, and provide personalized education and support to help our customers understand their information and take the actions they deem appropriate. Since its business was founded in 1996, Intersections has protected the identities of more than 36 million consumers. To learn more, visit

About The Online Trust Alliance (OTA)
The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a 501c3 charitable organization with the mission to enhance online trust and user empowerment, while promoting innovation and the vitality of the Internet. OTA’s goal is to help educate businesses, policy makers and stakeholders while developing and advancing best practices and tools to enhance the protection of users' security, privacy and identity. OTA supports collaborative public-private partnerships, benchmark reporting, meaningful self-regulation and data stewardship. For more information, visit:

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