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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


Right Wing Watch , October 27, 2021

This QAnon Influencer Accuses Democrats of Being Pedophiles.

He Hides His Own Conviction With an Alias

By Kristen Doerer

Article quotes Professor Donald Rebovich on how registered sex offenders manipulate their identities to avoid detection. full text , March 28, 2016

Computers held hostage: Use of ransomware a growing trend

By Micaela Parker

Professor Donald Rebovich of CIMIP is interviewed for an article on criminals combining ransom tactics along with other techniques " obtain money from a wide variety of victims by holding their computers or computer systems hostage." full text
November 26, 2014

Low-tech identity theft still a worry, especially during holiday season

By Robbie Ward

Professor Donald Rebovich of CIMIP is interviewed for an article on the dangers of low tech Identity Theft. full text
March 20, 2014

Me, Myself and My Stolen ID

From data breaches to drug runners—navigating the new world of identity crime

By Rafi Kohan

Last year, an identity was stolen every two seconds, according to Javelin Strategy & Research, which released its 10th annual Identity Fraud Report last month. Meanwhile, a recent report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that 7 percent of Americans 16 or older were victims of personal identity theft in 2012, more than twice the Federal Trade Commission’s previous estimates. full text
July 25, 2012

16 percent of sex offenders nationally manipulate identities, study finds

By Joshua Rhett Miller

Roughly 92,000 of the 569,325 registered sex offenders — approximately 16 percent — are digital absconders who use techniques developed by identity thieves to alter their names, birthdays, Social Security numbers and other personal information, according to the study conducted by Utica College’s Center for Identity Management and Information Protection. full text
Information Policy, Census, and National Archives Subcommittee of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee , June 17, 2009

Identity Theft: Victim’s Bill of Rights Congressional Subcommittee Hearing

The Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) Participates in a Congressional Subcommittee Hearing on Identity Theft Victims.

By Ingrid Norris

Donald Rebovich, Ph.D., Executive Director for the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) of Utica College testified on October 17, 2009 before a U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on identity theft victimization. full text
January 29, 2009

Boca Raton biometric pioneer joins with research consortium

By John Johnston, Managing Editor

A Boca Raton based fingerprint biometric identification firm has joined forces with the Utica College based Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) to assist in research-based projects dealing with fingerprint identification and identify theft. full text
Published in Congress Arcuri Press Releases , July 10, 2008

Arcuri Secures $360,000 For Local Crime Prevention Projects

Washington, DC -- Continuing his commitment to support local law enforcement and reduce crime, U.S. Representative Michael A. Arcuri (D-Utica) announced today that he has secured $360,000 in congressionally-directed funding to fight gang activity in Oneida County and bolster Utica College's identity theft research program. full text
Published in Reuters , February 28, 2008

Rebovich to Head UC's Center for Identity Management and Information Protection

Former Research Director for National White Collar Crime Center, Author, Professor Takes Helm

UTICA, N.Y., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donald Rebovich, Ph.D., associate professor and director of economic crime undergraduate programs, has been named acting executive director of the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection of Utica College (CIMIP). full text
Published in The Pioneer (Utica College Alumni Magazine), Summer 2006

Identity Crisis

As identity theft becomes a top law enforcement concern, UC launches a unique new partnership to combat this growing threat.

From somewhere in cyberspace, a skilled hacker employs sophisticated “keylogging” software to capture the keystrokes of unsuspecting consumers. Elsewhere, terrorists use stolen identities to purchase tickets on a commercial airline flight. full text
Published in Identity Theft Knowledge Center, December 2007

The Keys to the Kingdom

Before four academics from upstate New York were allowed to set foot in the Secret Service’s Washington, D.C., headquarters to begin their first- of-its kind identity theft study, they had to abide by a few rules. The first: a background check. full text