Ken Meiser Ken Meiser is the Chief Compliance Officer for ID Analytics’. As CCO, he directs regulatory analysis, compliance, and consumer support programs to ensure adherence to the FCRA, GLBA and similar state laws. Prior to this role he was ID Analytics’ Product Strategist, focusing on fraud, identity and privacy solutions. He has 20 years’ experience in designing and implementing fraud mitigation, compliance and authentication services and products at Cortera, LexisNexis, ChoicePoint and the National Council on Compensation Insurance.

He has provided expert testimony to state and federal regulators on the best practices in identity risk and the use of public records and private consumer data. Ken serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Identity at the University of Texas and recently completed a Masters of Science degree in the new Identity Management and Security program at UT. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and served eight years in the U.S. Air Force.

Update from the Hill: Identity Theft Protection via Free Credit Report Freezes

My recent updates from the Hill have focused on identity fraud protection elements in the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, that goes into effect this month. In this briefing, I will cover a provision of the …

Better Identity Coalition: Update from Capitol Hill

As Chief Compliance Officer for ID Analytics, a Symantec company, I will be keeping our readers apprised of legislative updates from Washington, D.C. that impact our industry. Last week, the Better Identity Coalition (BIC) gathered for an event on Capitol …

Synthetic Identity Fraud Legislative Update

In my new role as Chief Compliance Officer for ID Analytics, I have been spending a great deal of time in Washington D.C. with our government relations team staying abreast of new laws that impact our industry. I will periodically …

Cyber Monday Hits Record Online Application Volumes: What this Means for Fraud Risk Managers

In our last post, we reported that on Black Friday in-store and online consumers shopped earlier in the day posting record breaking sales, which likely resulted in credit, loan and service application volumes also peaking earlier in the day. …

Black Friday 2017: Credit Applications Peak Early

If you happened to turn on your local news on Thanksgiving evening, you probably saw interviews with shoppers who were camped out at select retailers, some for days, in anticipation of ‘Black Friday’ deals. A national survey by Ebates revealed …

A Modern-Day Frankenstein: Synthetic Identity Fraud

When Victor Frankenstein set out to fashion a new life form with body parts he gathered from multiple corpses, he was unaware of the damage his creation would later inflict on innocent people.1 While Frankenstein’s monster was a fictional …

Black Friday – More Shoppers Means More Credit Applications

Although Black Friday has traditionally marked the start of the holiday shopping season, many retailers start their ‘Black Friday’ sales earlier each year to extend the holiday shopping season.1 Despite some holiday discounts starting early, according to the National …

The Rising Tide of Synthetic Identities

How familiar is your institution with synthetic identity fraud? Are you aware that fraudsters are combining a possible valid SSN with other fake identity elements to bypass your security measures? Synthetic Identity theft is nothing to ignore. According to a

Will We See a Repeat of 2014 Black Friday Trends?

With Black Friday around the corner many retailers are preparing for what has historically been one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The national retail federation predicts that U.S. holiday sales during November and December will increase 3.7% …

Fraud Rings in Action Video

One of the things I love about my job is the opportunity I have to work with incredibly smart people and address real-world problems. This video from ID:A Labs is a great example of how contributory ID Network® insight

Fraud Mobility: Exploitation Patterns and Insights

Identity fraud places a burden on victims and presents tremendous challenges to businesses and government agencies. In 2014, the nature of the breaches had migrated from financial access to identity theft. In fact, 54% of all data breaches were described

Unintended Consequences: The Impact of SSN Randomization on Risk Management

Originally designed to track individual contributions to the Social Security Program, a person’s Social Security Number (SSN) has evolved to unintentionally become a near universal identifier synonymous with a person’s identity. SSNs never expire, are never reclaimed, seldom reissued, and …