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CIMIP to Release Study of ID Theft Cases


Study of Closed US Secret Service Cases Sheds Light on ID Theft Crimes, Victims, Offenders

Written By Amanda Damiano, PR Intern

CIMIP Conference highlighted by release of major study results

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cleogrande@utica.edu

Utica, NY (10/15/2007)
-    On Monday (Oct. 22), Utica College’s Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) will release the results of a landmark study of closed U.S. Secret Service cases involving identify theft.

   The study, which will reveal new findings about identity theft perpetrators, victims, and methods, marks the first time the U.S. Secret Service has allowed review of its closed case files on identity theft and fraud. The research will be of particular value to government, law enforcement and corporate entities whose mission is to prevent, detect, investigate or prosecute identity theft crimes, said Gary R. Gordon, executive director of CIMIP and professor of economic crime at Utica College. Information on insider threats, points of compromise, and vulnerabilities will be of specific interest to chief security and chief information officers across many industries, including financial services and retail corporations, Gordon said.

   The results will be released at the 18th annual ECI Conference. This year’s event, “Identity Management and Information Protection: Research to Action” will be held October 21-23 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Tysons Corner, McLean, Va. The Economic Crime Institute of Utica College and CIMIP will present the conference; for more information, visit the ECI Web site at http://www.utica.edu/academic/institutes/ecii/conferences/ .

   CIMIP, the first-of-its-kind partnership of leading corporate, government and academic institutions, drives an aggressive research agenda that focuses on critical issues in identity management, information sharing, and data protection. CIMIP partners include LexisNexis, IBM, and TransUnion from the corporate sector; as well as the U.S. Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Marshals Service from the government. In addition to UC, academic partners are Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, Indiana University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and Syracuse University’s CASE Center.


For more information, contact:

Christine Leogrande, Coordinator of Media Relations, Utica College, (315) 223-2519
Eric Kim, Senior Account Executive, Ketchum, NY (646) 935-4179