IDT911 (IDentity Theft 911) Chief Executive Officer Receives Tech Titan Award for Excellence in Innovative Technology to Combat Identity Theft and Private Data Exposures

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Company's CEO receives award for leading team toward worldwide expansion, innovative services

IDT911 (IDentity Theft 911), the nation’s premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution and education services, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Matt Cullina, has been named winner of a Phoenix Business Journal Tech Titan Award. Cullina is steering the company forward with innovative services to help consumers combat identity theft and aid companies in data risk management. An ongoing effort among subject matter experts at IDT911, the win demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing services for all types of fraud related matters, like tax, medical, and financial identity theft, as well as helping companies avoid a data breach and work with them should one occur.

According to the Javelin Identity 2013 Fraud Survey Report, the number of victims that experienced an identity theft incident in 2013 totaled 13.1 million. Additionally, the report notes that 1 in 4 data breach notification recipients became a victim of identity theft. Recognizing this trend, IDT911 strives to be in the forefront to offering businesses and their customers the best in identity management and data risk services.

"It’s clear: consumers need assistance more than ever. The flood of data on the black market from a breach exposure and the proliferation of thieves using another’s information for financial, medical, tax, or other gain has grown tremendously. There is no question that breaches and the resulting identity theft issues resulting from them, are the third certainty in life,” said Cullina. “On behalf of the entire IDT911 team, it’s an honor to be recognized as a leader in providing first class services to companies to protect themselves and their customers in the event they experience a data breach or an identity theft issue. IDT911 is well-poised for future growth with the unrivaled caliber of the IDT911 Team, plans for further development in US and Canada, and expansion into Europe and beyond.”

IDT911 works with insurance companies, financial institutions, and employee benefit providers to provide their policyholders, members, and employees with LifeStages® Identity Management Services. This suite of services includes assistance with resolving or avoiding instances of identity theft such as: fraudulent medical insurance claims, lost identification, setting fraud alerts, replacement of marriage/civil union documents, false tax returns, estate identity theft, prevention of misuse of the personal information of children, military fraud alerts when deployed on service, and more. These services help sort out issues with government agencies, credit companies, and medical providers and help to replace personal documents that were lost, damaged, or stolen.

IDT911 fraud specialists provide high-touch service to victims from the initial call through case resolution. Their expertise covers a range of issues, from proactive measures that provide protection to resolution in the case of true identity theft and account takeovers. The fraud specialists work one-on-one with victims and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week until resolution is complete.

Additionally, the company provides DataRiskStages® data breach services which gives companies access to proactive and reactive breach support including guidance in creating a breach response strategy and access to IDentity Theft 911’s team of data breach experts. If a breach occurs, IDT911 experts will help businesses swiftly and effectively respond. The company will assess breach severity, provide advice on notification and regulatory requirements, and assist with media relations and necessary steps to safeguard sensitive information. Every step of the way, businesses have a partner to help prevent regulatory sanctions or fines, avoid civil litigation and preserve policyholders’ reputations.

About IDT911 (IDentity Theft 911)
Founded in 2003, IDT911 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, employee benefit providers, banks and credit unions and membership organizations. A subsidiary of IDT911, IDT911 Consulting provides information security and data privacy services to help businesses avert or respond to a data loss incident. Together, the companies provide preventative and breach response services to more than 600,000 businesses in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. IDT911 is the recipient of several awards, including the Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service and the Phoenix Business Journal Tech Titan Award for innovation in breach and fraud-fighting services. The company is the organizer of the Privacy XChange Forum, an annual conference that brings together high profile privacy thought leaders. For more information, please visit

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