NITVAN Coalitions in the News

Uniting an Army in the Battle Against Identity Theft: Former AG Chief Tackles Privacy Breaches in New Role

DES MOINES, IA. – May 2018 – The old saying goes that there is nothing certain in life, but death and taxes. Now you can add a third item to that list: privacy breaches. That’s a joke Bill Brauch likes to tell. And though he chuckles when he delivers the punch line, it’s not really all that funny. “I have been a victim of privacy breaches. I think all of us have,” he said. “And we may not even know it.” 


WhiteHawk Forms Strategic Alliance with Cybercrime Support Network

MELBOURNE, VIC – My 14, 2018 – Cybersecurity advisory service WhiteHawk Limited (ASX: WHK) has announced a strategic partnership with the Cybercrime Support Network (CSN), a US-based public-private, non-profit collaboration to assist victims of cybercrime.

The CSN says that its mission is to improve the plight of Americans facing the ever-growing impact of cybercrime by bringing together national partners to support cybercrime victims. One of the key aims is to raise awareness of the problem considering that only around 15% of cybercrime victims report the crime to appropriate authorities, according to the CSN.


The National Cybersecurity Society Announces Report Release -“Business Identity Theft in the U.S.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 6, 2018 – The National Cybersecurity Society (NCSS), a national nonprofit created to address small business cybersecurity, released a study today – “Business Identity Theft in the U.S.” The study was funded through a grant provided by the Identity Theft Resource Center and the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.

The study describes the types of business identity theft, how the crime is perpetrated, and identifies areas for improvement in the national system of identity protection.


NITVAN Events & Training Opportunities


Minnesota Identity Theft & Cybercrime Information & Resource Network (MITCIRN) Cybercrime Training

Hosted by the Minnesota Alliance on Crime

In Person (Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN) – July 17, 2018, 8:30-12:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, July 17th, attendees will be invited to participate in guided networking with federal partners to discuss the various ways local, state, and federal programs can partner on identity theft investigations and victim services. The networking hour will be followed by a presentation featuring a panel of experts on cybercrime. Details will be released in a forthcoming agenda.

Who Should Attend:
Professionals who work with victims of identity theft or on identity theft issues, including victim advocates, civil attorneys, law enforcement, prosecutors, government staff, and staff of consumer protection agencies.