Identity Theft 911 Leads Cyber Risk Training for RIMS

January 27, 2011

The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) partners with Identity Theft 911 to provide certified professional education. Curriculum provides organizations with the tools necessary to recognize new risks of online fraud, update knowledge of information security compliance, mitigate the risks of data breach, implement an incident response plan, and protect data privacy.

NEW YORK – January 27, 2011 — Identity Theft 911, the nation’s premier identity theft and data breach services provider, will host Cyber Risk: Privacy and Data Security Risk Management at the RIMS Manhattan office Thursday, January 27 and Friday, January 28, 2011.  This accredited course will offer proven measures to ensure your organization is protected from cyber fraud and the risks of financial loss, reputational damage and regulatory intervention.

Designed for risk professionals, IT, data and financial managers, as well as anyone who maintains data and information security for an organization, the workshop will educate attendees on the following: 

·         Costs and Challenges of Data Breach

·         Litigation/Settlement Examples and Discussion of Leading Cases

·         State Breach Notification Regulations and Current Security Regulations

·         Compliance Plan Development

·         Prevention and Mitigation Strategies

·         The Importance of Data Risk Information Security

·         Responding to a Breach: Damage Assessment and Communications

·         Cyber Risk and Privacy Insurance: Products, Coverage and Services Available 

“Consistent and comprehensive education and awareness is imperative to maintain the security and privacy that organizations require,” said Matt Cullina, CEO, Identity Theft 911. “We are excited to be able to provide risk professionals with the knowledge and understanding to keep their company up-to-date with today’s risks by offering this workshop with RIMS”.

"Cyber risk is one of the greatest threats companies operating in today's business climate face," says Richard J. Roberts, Jr., member, RIMS Board of Directors. "By educating our members on the associated risks to their organizations' data, technological tools and reputations, we are arming them with the knowledge they need to function successfully in a world of digital dependence."

Identity Theft 911 industry experts conducting the workshop include:  

·         David Speciale has held senior management positions throughout the U.S. with Allstate Insurance Company and served in Japan for 10 years as AIG’s vice president for South East Asia. After returning to the U.S., he was responsible for AIG’s international operations. A Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, he writes and lectures extensively on identity theft and data security.

·         Ondrej Krehel has more than a decade of network and computer security experience with expertise extending to investigations of intellectual property theft, massive deletions,

defragmentation, anti-money laundering and computer hacking. He led U.S. computer security projects at Stroz Friedberg and worked in IT security at Loews Corp.

·         Brian McGinley has nearly 30 years of experience in risk management, security, loss management and compliance within financial institutions. He has held senior positions at Wachovia Corp. and Citigroup and has also served as board chairman of the Financial Services Roundtable/BITS Identity Theft Assistance Center.

·         Eduard Goodman is an internationally trained attorney and privacy expert with more than a decade of experience in privacy law, fraud and identity management. He is a member of the state bar of Arizona and served as the 2008-2009 section chair of the bar’s Internet, E-Commerce & Technology Law Practice Section.

To learn more or register for the Cyber Risk workshop, please visit

If you would like to attend this type of Cyber Risk workshop in your city and state, contact RIMS at (212) 286-9292.

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or

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