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ID Experts Selected by FEMA for Data Breach Prevention and Privacy Support

ID Experts Selected by FEMA for Data Breach Prevention and Privacy Support

Government Agency Expands Protection Services Post-Katrina Data Breach

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ — The Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has selected ID Experts┬« to provide data breach prevention and privacy support and services for its entire organization. ID Experts, the leader in comprehensive data breach solutions that deliver the most positive outcomes, will provide FEMA with preventative data breach services including data breach risk analysis and forensic investigation; remediation services in the event of a data breach, including notification, customer service, and identity protection programs including credit; and identity monitoring services. Additionally, FEMA will receive privacy office staffing support and privacy training for FEMA field staff, from ID Experts in partnership with Front Rowe, Inc., a leading information management solutions company. FEMA has contracted with ID Experts for privacy services for up to five years.
ID Experts was selected by FEMA after successfully handling its data breach in early 2009 that impacted more than 18,000 Hurricane Katrina disaster applicants, whose personally identifiable information was mistakenly posted on two web sites. ID Experts provided fully-managed data breach response and identity theft protection and recovery assistance to these victims.
“FEMA is being proactive in protecting the people it serves,” said Bob Gregg, CEO of ID Experts. “We look forward to expanding our work with federal agencies to handle all the key issues surrounding the management of privacy programs.”
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
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://www.idexpertscorp.com/.

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