U.S. Social Security Administration Selects ID Experts and ID Analytics For Complete Data Breach Analysis and Response Services
November 30, 2010
Partnership Protects Individuals’ Social Security Numbers; Minimizes Risk of Identity Theft
PORTLAND, OR and SAN DIEGO, CA– The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) has awarded ID Experts and ID Analytics a five-year blanket purchase agreement to help the SSA protect against and respond to breaches of personal information. ID Experts and ID Analytics will provide the SSA a comprehensive suite of services to minimize and protect against data compromises in conformation with SSA and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) compliance requirements. The agreement is the result of an open market competitive procurement.
Under this agreement, ID Experts will provide notification services, call center support, credit monitoring and personal restoration services for any individual that falls victim to identity theft. ID Analytics will provide the SSA with its ID Analytics for Data Defense™solution to assess the risk of harm associated with possible and actual breaches.
If the U.S. Social Security Administration suspects a data breach, ID Experts and ID Analytics will provide a full range of capabilities to the SSA as needed, such as forensic analysis of computer systems and networks; determining steps to remediate the vulnerabilities; and investigating the root cause of the breach. ID Analytics will use its patented technology to analyze the potential risk of identity fraud for individuals involved in the incident.
Social Security Numbers Need to be Protected
“The Social Security Administration has a tremendous reputation as a steward of personal information,” said Bob Gregg, CEO of ID Experts. “Our business in handling and resolving sensitive, time-critical data breaches will help protect individuals from the threat of identity theft. Public and private partnerships are critical to curb thieves and reduce this national vulnerability.”
“Together with ID Experts, we will provide a comprehensive suite of services to protect against the impact of data breaches for the SSA and the public it serves,” said Bruce Hansen, chairman and CEO, ID Analytics, Inc. “Our industry-leading risk analysis technology can certify whether a breach is or is not resulting in fraud. And in the event of harm, we can pinpoint those individuals most at risk, so they can get the support they need.”
About ID Experts
ID Experts is the leader in comprehensive data breach solutions that deliver the most positive outcomes. The company has managed hundreds of data breach incidents, protecting millions of affected individuals, for leading healthcare organizations, corporations, financial institutions, universities and government agencies. In healthcare, the company contributes to relevant legislation and rules including HITECH and is a corporate member of HIMSS. ID Experts is active with organizations that advocate for privacy for Americans including ANSI/Identity Theft Prevention, Identity Management Standards Panel and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. For more information, visit http://www2.idexpertscorp.com.
About ID Analytics, Inc.
ID Analytics is transforming consumer risk management with patented analytics, proven expertise, and real-time insight into consumer behavior. By combining proprietary data from the ID Network®—one of the nation’s largest networks of cross-industry behavioral data—with advanced science, ID Analytics provides unprecedented visibility into identity risk and creditworthiness. Every day, the largest U.S. companies and critical government agencies rely on ID Analytics to make risk-based decisions that enhance revenue, reduce fraud, drive cost savings, and protect consumers. Please visit us on the web at www.idanalytics.com.
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Kelly Stremel for ID Experts
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Scott Love for ID Analytics, Inc.
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