NITVAN in the News
New Hotline Launches in Rhode Island to Report Cybercrimes
PROVIDENCE, RI – May 14, 2019 – A hotline for Rhode Island residents to report cybercrimes and find resources to recover that launched Monday can be a model for other states, U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin said. The Rhode Island Democrat unveiled the hotline at the United Way Rhode Island office in Providence. It’s the first statewide hotline of its kind in the nation, according to Langevin and the nonprofit Cybercrime Support Network.
Coalition Offers Help for Iowa’s Identity Theft Victims
DES MOINES, IA – February 10, 2019 – The Iowa Identity Theft Victim Assistance Coalition has unveiled a new handout designed specifically for victims of identity theft in Iowa. The coalition is a public, nonprofit partnership of 21 Iowa law enforcement and other organizations. Among other things, the handout’s advice includes immediate steps victims should take such as reporting the problem to law enforcement. The handout also covers longer-term actions victims should consider such as closely reviewing all future bills and financial account statements for signs of fraud.
Introducing….The Cybercrime Support Network
WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 2, 2018 – How can individuals and small businesses respond if they become a victim of online crimes? How can law enforcement help? Kristin Judge, founder, CEO and president of the Cybercrime Support Network, answers these questions in an exclusive interview.
Cybercrime Support Network Announces Launch of FraudSupport.org
ANN ARBOR, MI – November 14, 2018 – Fraudsupport.org launched nationwide today. FraudSupport.org is a program created by the Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) to provide assistance to both individual and small business cybercrime victims. FraudSupport.org will lead cybercrime victims through the Report, Recover and Reinforce process after an incident occurs.
Iowa ID Theft Coalition Promotes New Iowa ‘Free Credit Freeze’ Law
SHENANDOAH, IA – July 16, 2018 – The Iowa Identity Theft Victim Assistance Coalition is urging Iowans to consider using a new state law effective July 1 that permits consumers to ‘freeze’ their credit reports at no cost.“This is a really big deal for consumers,” said Bill Brauch, Director of the new Coalition. “Before this new law, Iowans had to pay each of the three major credit reporting agencies $10 to freeze their credit reports and another $12 to temporarily suspend the freeze if they wished to apply for credit, for a total of $66.00.”
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 – May 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.