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Center for Identity Management
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Dr. Donald Rebovich,
Executive Director
Utica University
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502



CIMIP Participates in Federal Reserve Development of Industry-Recommended Definition of Synthetic Identity Fraud

The Federal Reserve has announced an industry-recommended definition of synthetic identity fraud, which was developed by a focus group of fraud experts in response to a widespread issue: differing definitions in use make it difficult to identify and address this type of fraud. CIMIP served as one of 12 expert groups participating in the effort. ...More



Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)

Dr. Raymond Choo, of the U. of Texas – San Antonio recently shared with Utica College Criminal Justice/Financial Crime faculty, his proposal to set up a Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) at IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS). ...More



UC Distinguished Professor Rebovich Edits Special Journal Issue, Victims and Offenders

The issue, “The Changing Face of Financial Crime: New Technologies, New Offenders, New Victims, and New Strategies for Prevention and Control,” features a collection of articles, including one written by Rebovich, that analyze the ever-changing world of financial crime from the perspective of both perpetrators and victims. ...More



UC Professors Present at Privacy Summit in Florida

Rebovich, Corbo Lead Talk on Data Breaches, Insider Threats
What can businesses do to prevent data breaches and insider threats? ...More



New Study Finds Poor Corporate Culture Leads to High Rates of Fraud

Many Organizations Lack Fraud Awareness
New study raises concerns regarding corporate culture, fraud awareness ...More



Health Care Industry Fraud Experts Share Wisdom on Fighting Fraud

UC's CIMIP Contributes to Effort to Curb, Deal With Medical Identity Fraud
Rebovich key contributor to MIFA effort ...More



UC Economic Crime, Cyber Advisor Appointed to Executive Position in Latin America

Ramirez Named Senior Executive Leader at Deloitte in Colombia
Industry leaders advise UC about where the field is headed ...More



New Study Finds Companies at Risk for Fraud

Protiviti, Utica College Survey Finds Lack of Proactive Fraud Risk Management Poses Significant Risk to Corporations
Majority of companies not prepared to conduct investigations, study finds ...More



UC CIMIP Releases Report: "New Face of Identity Theft"

Offenders Older, Acting in Groups, Targeting Strangers
Follow up to previous study shows changes, including increase in false tax claims with stolen ID information ...More



CFPB Visits Utica College to Recruit Talented Students

Great Networking Opportunity for ECI, Cyber Students
Bureau looks to hire students, interns ...More



UC Offers New MPS in Cyber Policy, Risk Analysis

Program Begins Online in August
New degree will prepare cyber professionals, managers to deal with policy-related changes in rapidly changing field ...More



ECM MS Now Financial Crime, Compliance Management

New Name Better Describes Curriculum
ECM courses, mission remain the same ...More



Sex Offenders: Hiding in Plain Sight?

UC CIMIP Releases Final Report from Nationwide Study
Report summarizes techniques offenders use to manipulate identity ...More



National White Collar Crime Center Hosts Cyber Course at UC

Law Enforcement from Northeast US Attend Special Training
Utica College, leader in cybersecurity education, ideal to host specialized training ...More



UC Professor Speaks Out on Cyber Terror, Sony Hack

Historic, Frightening Time for Corporations, Governments
Expert on cybersecurity speaks on recent hack, aftermath ...More



Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to Tour UC's Cyber Center

Plans to Meet with Students, Faculty
Senator to learn more about UC's state-of-the-art labs ...More



Senator Gillibrand Tours UC's Cyber Center

Deems UC A Leader in Cyber Education
Senator notes that Utica College, Mohawk Valley are protecting the country with technology ...More



Two ECI Students Garner ACFE Scholarships

UC Students Recognized for Excellence
Awards presented to Jared Platt and Robert Broccoli ...More



Panel to Examine Balance Between Liberty, Security

Expert Panelists Discuss Personal Privacy in Digital Age
So much of our communication today is electronic. Can we balance liberty and security in this digital age? ...More



UC to Offer Webinar on Cyber Data Battles

Application Fees Waived for Cyber Students in October
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month ...More



UC Cyber Progams Endorsed by Major Government Agencies

NSA, Homeland Security, DoD's Center for Digital Forensics Academic Excellence
Designations will create great job opportunities for UC grads ...More



UC Expert Writes Book on Terrorism, Business

Explores How DHS Partners with Business
"The Business of Counterterrorism: Public-Private Partnerships in Homeland Security" to be released soon ...More



UC Prof Tapped to Lead Cyber Research Institute

New Entity to Facilitate Region's Cyber Research Needs
Dr. Popyack one of first to study offensive information warfare ...More



Prestigious ECCI Board Shares Knowledge with UC Students

Economic Crime, Cybersecurity Institute Board Bring Expertise to Campus
Board of Advisors conduct ...More



Rebovich Provides Expert Commentary on ID Theft

NY Observer Reporter Looks for Answers
NY Observer reporter Rafi Kohan experienced firsthand the difficulties of identity theft ...More



UC Hosts National White Collar Crime Center Training

Topics Include Cell Phone, GPS Tracking
Specialized training in demand with law enforcement professionals ...More



NCFC, Cyber Programs Feted

Programs Receive "Excellence in Education" Awards from Genesis Group
Cybersecurity, NCFC to be honored ...More



UC's New Cyber Ops Specialization Answers Vital Defense, Corporate Needs

Advanced Online Masters Addresses Critical Intelligence Issues
UC's advanced masters' degrees in cybersecurity now offer three concentrations ...More



NYS Homeland Security Commissioner Visits UC

Hauer Tours ECJSC with Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi
Commissioner impressed with UC facilities, programs ...More



Utica College Hosts National White Collar Crime Center Training

Local Law Enforcement, Prosecutors Receive Specialized Training This Week
For the first time, Utica College hosts trainers from the National White Collar Crime Center to aid law enforcement, prosecutors ...More



Rebovich to Represent CIMIP in State, Local White Collar Crime

White Collar Crime Research Funded by U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Group to determine operational definition, recommend methods of data collection ...More



Utica College Cybersecurity Programs Earn Prestigious NSA Approval

Undergraduate, Graduate Level Courses Approved by National Security Agency
UC marks first step in achieving "gold standard" in the field of cybersecurity education. ...More



Preliminary Results of National Study Indicate 1 in 6 Sex Offenders Attempt to Avoid Monitoring, Tracking

Sex Offender Authentication Study Conducted by UC's CIMIP, U. of Mass-Lowell, ID Analytics
CIMIP study preliminary findings indicate ways sex offenders can hide in plain sight ...More



CIMIP Participates in Congressional Briefing on Protected Health Information

Partners to Enhance Safeguards
CIMIP, UC staff travel to Washington to participate in briefing ...More



UC's CIMIP Works to Prevent Medical Identity Theft

CIMIP Becomes Partner Sponsor of PHI Project
CIMIP joins partners in effort to protect computerized health information ...More



Internet Security Alliance Partners with ANSI, Shared Assessments

Project on Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information
CIMIP director to lend expertise to project ...More



US Naval Professor to Address Fraud Schemes on Internet

CIMIP Hosts Talk; Open to Community
Professor, author to discuss internet technology and white collar crime ...More



ANSI Launches Initiative to Examine Impact When Health Information is Stolen

UC's CIMIP to Lend Support to Project
Healthcare organizations are struggling with two key concerns today: how to protect patient information and how to better understand the financial harm caused when protected health information (PHI) is lost or stolen. A new project – led by the American National Standards Institute (AN ...More



UC's CIMIP Holds Board of Advisors Meeting at ECI Conference

Recap Activities; Plan Future Projects
The Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) Board of Advisors held its semi-annual meeting on Oct. 18, at the Bolger Center, Potomac, Maryland, prior to the Economic Crime Institute (ECI) of Utica College’s 21st Annual Conference. The conference, “Lesson ...More



Kodak's Security Solutions Group Announces New Agreement With Document Security Systems, Inc.

CIMIP Stakeholder Enters Agreement to Combat Counterfeiting, Brand Fraud
DSS and Eastman Kodak enter agreement to help industries, government in combatting fraud ...More



Rebovich Attends ECI Conference

Focus on Lessons Learned from Financial Crisis
The Economic Crime Institute of Utica College held its 21st annual conference at the Bolger Center in Potomac, Md. from Oct. 18-20. This year’s conference touched upon the lessons learned from the financial crisis of 2008-2009. The financial meltdown occurred as a result of fraud and c ...More



CIMIP Presents Preliminary Results of Sex Offender Project

Workshop Held Prior to ECI Conference
Preliminary findings on sex offenders manipulating identity to escape detection ...More



New Master's in Cybersecurity - Intelligence and Forensics Gets Overwhelming Response

First-of-its Kind Program Accepts 64 Students to Start
Working professionals return to school to learn complex infrastructure defense, highly specialized intelligence techniques ...More



US Financial Crisis Yields Focus of National Economic Crime Conference

CIMIP Advisory Board to Meet, Discuss Findings Prior to ECI Conference
Special sessions for CIMIP stakeholders prior to ECI Conference ...More



UC Breaks New Ground with First-of-its-Kind Cybersecurity Masters

Counterterrorism, Counterespionage, Forensic Training for Advanced Professionals
UC takes the lead in answering critical national need for advanced cybersecurity professionals ...More



Utica College Building Receives Design Award

Economic Crime, Justice Studies Studies Building Recognized by AIA
Modern structure reflects cutting-edge curriculum ...More



Cyber Security Enhancement Bill Could Benefit UC Programs, Students

Congressman Arcuri Speaks on Behalf of Bill, Points to UC Programs
Utica College well positioned to address this need, Hutton said ...More



UC Taps Philo as New Research Director

Adjunct Professor, Police Chief to Administer Grants for School of Business, Justice Studies
NH Police Chief brings wealth of experience to new position ...More



ECI Board Chair to Investigate US Financial Crisis

Biegelman Named Assistant Director of Commission
ECI of Utica College board chair to investigate financial meltdown of 2008 ...More



CIMIP Director Attends DHS Security Research Workshop

Rebovich Presents on Research Projects
Rebovich presents at DHS transition workshop ...More



CIMIP of UC Welcomes Newest Stakeholder

Strategic Information Resources Joins Research Collaborative
SIR well known for credit reporting, mortgage reporting, background screening ...More



CIMIP Director Publishes ID Theft Article in Victims and Offenders Journal

Rebovich Discusses Emerging Crime Area
Article calls for empirical research on ID theft crimes, offenders ...More



CIMIP Presents Preliminary Research Findings

Sex Offender Study in Full Swing
Research co-authors present at ACS Conference ...More



CIMIP Head Chairs Panel on Cyber Bullying, Cyber Dating, Cyber Crime

Experts Gather at ACS Conference
Rebovich moderates discussion at American Society of Criminology Conference ...More



Economic Crime, Cybersecurity, ID Theft Prove to be Hot Topics

ECI of Utica College Conference Most Successful to Date
Utica College conference was the most successful event in the organization’s history. ...More
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ECI Conference Looks to Be Most Successful To Date

Ten Major Sponsors Support Event
ECI Conference features latest on cybersecurity, ID theft, economic crime ...More
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UC's CIMIP Welcomes Newest Stakeholder

TASCET Adds ID Protection Expertise
TASCET adds new realm of expertise to CIMIP ...More



Siemens Officials to Present Case Study at ECI Conference

Exemplary Efforts Set International Standard for Company Compliance
Siemens AG became a model for compliance remediation following FCPA investigation ...More



Hard Economic Times Lead to Increase in Crime

ECI of Utica College Hosts National Conference to Help Business, Law Enforcement Combat Fraud, Corruption
The Economic Crime Institute of Utica College will tackle some of the nation's most pressing economic crime problems at its 20th conference ...More



UC Prof, CIMIP Head Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee

ID Theft Expert Offers Recomendations on Lessening Impact on Victims
Donald Rebovich, executive director of CIMIP, testified before a congressional subcommittee on identity theft ...More
Read full testimony



UC Dedicates State-of-the-Art Facility

New Building to House Economic Crime, Cybersecurity, Justice Studies
Officials cut the ribbon on UC's newest academic structure ...More



Aveksa Joins CIMIP of UC

Expert on Access Governance to Help in Research Efforts
Aveksa Inc. joins CIMIP to provide specific expertise in access governance ...More



UC to Cut Ribbon on Newest Facility

Economic Crime, Justice Studies Building Offers Specialized Labs, Research Facilities
UC Officials to cut ribbon on new facility April 3 ...More
Details about CIMIP building



UC’s CIMIP Awarded Grant to Study ID Risk of Sex Offenders

Congressman Michael Arcuri Instrumental in Securing Funds
UC's CIMIP to undertake groundbreaking study with ID Analytics to assess relationship between sex offenders and ID theft ...More



Fraud Expert to Speak at UC Feb. 4

Public Invited to Learn Ways to Protect Identity
CIMIP to host speaker on fraud, ID theft prevention ...More



Triad Biometrics Becomes Newest Stakeholder in CIMIP of Utica College

Fingerprint ID Innovators to Provide Expertise for Research Projects
Triad Biometrics to provide fingerprint expertise for CIMIP research ...More



ID Analytics Joins CIMIP

Leader in Identity Intelligence Brings Expertise to Consortium
ID Analytics newest stakeholder in CIMIP ...More



Economic Crime Conference Details Domestic, Global Threats

UC's ECI Presents National, International Experts
Utica College hosts its 19th annual Economic Crime Investigation conference in Potomac, Md. ...More



UC's ECI Assembles All-Star Panel for Conference

Former Assistant Attorney General, Investigative Journalist to Deliver Keynotes
ECI of Utica College to host 19th annual conference at Bolger Center, Potomac, Md. ...More



UC to Receive $1.39 Million Grant

Assemblywoman Destito, Senator Griffo Secure Funding for Second Phase of Science, Technology Complex
College to receive NY State HECap Grant ...More



UC's Economic Crime Institute Taps LoGalbo, Miller

Execs from AOL, JCPenney Add Expertise
Experts in fraud and economic crime join ECI advisory board ...More



UC's ECI Names New Board Members

Fraud Investigators McDermott, Sullivan Offer Wealth of Experience
John McDermott and Peter Sullivan bring wealth of experience to ECI board of advisors ...More



Curtis to Lead UC's Economic Crime Institute

College Taps Experienced Professor, Lawyer
Curtis, George
Curtis, George
George Curtis has been named acting executive director of UC's Economic Crime Institute ...More



Rebovich to Head UC's CIMIP

Professor Brings Years of Experience to Position
Professor, Researcher, Author Rebovich to Head CIMIP ...More



CIMIP Study Reveals New Findings About ID Theft Cases

Closed Secret Service Cases Reveal Methods, Victims, Perpetrators
Businesses, law enforcement and individuals can benefit from study findings ...More



CIMIP to Release Study of ID Theft Cases

Study of Closed US Secret Service Cases Sheds Light on ID Theft Crimes, Victims, Offenders
CIMIP Conference highlighted by release of major study results ...More



Utica College Breaks Ground for CIMIP

New Building for Science, Technology Complex Under Way
A groundbreaking ceremony begins the second phase of UC's science and technology complex, housing CIMIP, economic crime and justice study programs. ...More



UC Receives $1.675 Million for CIMIP

NYS Senator Raymond Meier Makes Announcement at UC Today
Senator Meier Announces Funding for CIMIP
Senator Meier Announces Funding for CIMIP
State funding to support second phase of UC's science and technology project ...More



TransUnion Joins Utica College's CIMIP

Research Collaborative to Further National Identity Management Research Agenda
Utica College's Center for Identity Management and Information Protection adds another corporate partner ...More



Federal Grant to Study Identity Theft Patterns Awarded to Utica College

CIMIP to Examine Federal Law Enforcement Cases
Utica College/CIMIP Awarded Federal Grant from US Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs ...More



Leading Corporate, Government and Academic Institutions to Form First-of-Kind Identity Management Center

Secret Service, FBI, LexisNexis, IBM Partnering with UC
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Utica College Launches CIMIP First-of-Kind Identity Management Center. Secret Service, FBI, LexisNexis, IBM Partnering with Utica College. Senator Clinton says it will put the "right focus on issues that need to be discussed at all levels of government." ...More