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Experian


Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 3, 2009

ProtectMyID.com, the multilayered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product, today launched new enhancements, making it one of the industry’s most comprehensive consumer identity theft protection products. ProtectMyID.com, a part of Experian, one of the most trusted brands in identity protection, was designed to help consumers prevent the damages caused by identity theft. Premiering next week, an integrated marketing campaign kicks off with broadcast ads that depict real-life identity theft situations and demonstrate how ProtectMyID.com is able to protect and support its members.

Product enhancements now available at ProtectMyID.com include:

Active Internet scans that search for key indications of potential fraudulent use of debit, credit card and Social Security numbers
Notification alerts that inform members when a change of address action is initiated so members can verify that the change was legitimate or determine if it came from an unauthorized source
Members can now choose to receive notification alerts via email, text message or U.S. mail

Core features of ProtectMyID.com include:

Daily monitoring of its members’ credit reports at all three credit bureaus, with alerts as key changes are detected.
Access to experienced, U.S. Fraud Resolution Agents providing members with invaluable personal assistance in resolving identity theft issues as well as help in the event of a lost or stolen wallet.
As members, parents can extend identity theft protection to their children through ChildSecureSM (patent pending) for an additional fee. ProtectMyID.com provides the only monthly monitoring of your children’s credit information.
ProtectMyID.com’s Guarantee will reimburse for up to $ 1 million in related losses and expenses in the event the product fails and may also reimburse for stolen funds from unauthorized ATM, debit and credit card transactions for which the member may be personally liable. The Product Guarantee is subject to limitations, see our website for details.

“Identity theft continues to be a problem, and simply checking your credit report once a year isn’t enough to protect yourself against the financial loss and emotional strain that accompanies this crime,” said Jennifer Leuer, general manager of ProtectMyID.com. “While no one can ever entirely prevent identity theft, they can take steps to educate and protect themselves and get dedicated help if a theft occurs.”

Consumers engage frequently in potentially risky behaviors without thinking about the dangers involved. Everyday tasks can expose identities to theft, such as applying for bank loans; shopping on nonsecure Web sites; giving credit card numbers over cell phones in public places; and posting personal information, like birth dates, on social networking sites. Many consumers aren’t aware that these seemingly harmless activities can be all an identity thief needs to wreak serious financial and personal havoc.

“If you suspect you have exposed some of your personal information to a scam artist, a good line of defense is to actively monitor your credit report,” said Linda Foley, founder of the Identity Theft Resource Center. “If you monitor your credit or subscribe to a daily identity monitoring service, like ProtectMyID.com, you can quickly discover changes to your personal information that may indicate identity theft.”

Experian

LV= Announces Income Protection Enhancements

London, UK (PRWEB) May 20, 2010

LV=, protection and retirement specialist, has announced that it has made enhancements to its income protection policy, resulting in another coveted Defaqto 5 Star Rating.

LV=’s income protection (http://www.lv.com/lifeinsurance/incomeprotection/ ) policy (which forms part of the protection menu, the Flexible Protection Plan) now includes Guaranteed Increase Options, which means policyholders can increase their cover without any medical or financial underwriting if they:

Increase their mortgage
Get married or register a civil partnership
Have or adopt a child
Have an increase in basic salary as a result of promotion, changing employer or gaining qualifications.

The policy now also includes Back to Work Support, meaning LV= may provide financial support and advice (http://www.lv.com/advice/ ) to help policyholders return to work with confidence.

Plus, LV= has added a Career Break Option where policyholders will be covered (for up to a maximum of

ASIS Foundation Awards $40,000 for Security Enhancements to Chicago Public School


Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013

Spencer Technology Academy, in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), has been selected as the winner of ASIS Foundations School Security Funding Competition. ASIS International (ASIS), the leading organization for security management professionals worldwide, is the largest donor to this annual initiative to improve school security with a $ 20,000 donation. A full listing of donors may be viewed online.

Located on the Westside of Chicago, Spencer Technology Academy houses 930 students in grades PreK-8 in two separate buildings. Proposed improvements include the addition of both indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras to act as a deterrent for potential wrongdoers and to provide staff the means by which to monitor the safety of the children as they pass from one building to the second, as well as those entering and exiting the school.

It is difficult to express into words what this award means to my school and the students and families that we serve in our community. Securing our campus is increasingly challenging, stated Spencer Technology Academy Principal Dr. Shawn L. Jackson. Unmonitored entrance points make our school vulnerable to unwanted access leading to equipment theft, violent activity, and criminal behavior. At Spencer, the goal of the educators is to prepare students for college and career by providing access and exposure to necessary technological resources. This award will provide for enhanced security that will allow us to continue to provide the latest technological equipment and to provide a safe learning environment for our students and to meet our goal, added Jackson.

Schools within CPS were asked to considerthrough a series of short essaystheir particular security concerns and how those concerns might impact their students, teachers and administrators. They were asked to describe security risks they would attempt to reduce and/or eliminate, and list specific security enhancements they would purchase with the funding. A committee comprised of security management professionals from the ASIS Chicago Chapter judged the submissions.

This is the tenth year that ASIS has sponsored this competition, as a way of giving back to the community where our Annual Seminar and Exhibits is held, says ASIS Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Stack. The aim of the competition is to encourage local schools to assess the security issues that confront their buildings, staff and students every day.

Students behavior online presents just as many threats to their safety and security as physical threats. To complement the ASIS donation to Spencer, (ISC)

ASIS Foundation to Present $42,450 to Chicago Public School for Security Enhancements, Sept. 20


Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) September 17, 2013

On Friday, Sept. 20, the ASIS Foundation will present Spencer Technology Academy, in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), a donation of $ 42,450 for security improvements. It is difficult to express what this award means to my school and the students and families that we serve in our community, states Principal Dr. Shawn L. Jackson. The school will also be honored at a luncheon on Sept. 27 at McCormick Place.

Spencer Technology Academy is the winner of the ASIS Foundations School Security Funding Competition. Through a series of short essays, schools in CPS were asked to consider their particular security concerns and what risks they would attempt to reduce and/or eliminate, along with a list of specific security enhancements they would purchase with the funding. A committee comprised of security management professionals from the ASIS Chicago Chapter judged the submissions. This is the tenth year that ASIS has sponsored this competition, as a way of giving back to the community where our Annual Seminar and Exhibits is held, says ASIS Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Stack. The aim of the competition is to encourage local schools to assess the security issues that confront their buildings, staff and students every day.

Located on the west side of Chicago, Spencer Technology Academy houses nearly 930 students in grades PreK-8 in two separate buildings. Principal Jackson explains, Unmonitored entrance points make our school vulnerable to unwanted access leading to equipment theft, violent activity, and criminal behavior.

Proposed improvements include the addition of both indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras to act as a deterrent for potential wrongdoers and provide the staff the means to more closely monitor the safety of the children as they pass from one building to the other, as well as those entering and exiting the school.

ASIS International (ASIS), the leading organization for security management professionals worldwide, is the largest donor to this annual initiative to improve school security. To complement the ASIS $ 20,000 donation to Spencer, (ISC)2, through its Foundation, is donating its Safe and Secure Online Program to help students become responsible, ethical digital citizens. Safe and Secure Online has taught responsible computing to more than 90,000 students worldwide. Trained volunteers visit schools for free, teaching cyber-safety, cyber-security and cyber-ethics while fostering an interest in cyber careers. The Chicago school district, which is the 3rd largest in the country with 675 schools and 500k students, is aiming to implement the SSO program in its schools beginning this fall. A full listing of donors may be viewed on the ASIS Foundation website at http://www.asisfoundation.org.

Along with the award and donation, 60 students drawn from Chicago high schools, including Mather High School and Richards Career Academy, will attend a career day hosted by ASIS on Thursday, Sept. 26 at McCormick Place. All the students are in the Chicago Public Schools Career and Technical Education Law and Public Safety Program.

The day will be begin at 9:00am with a welcome and presentations from security professionals. The presenters will discuss their current position, their successes and challenges, what drew them to the field and advice on education and experience for someone wanting to enter the security profession, including characteristics and qualities that make for a successful security practitioner. The students will later visit the exhibit hall to view the latest security technologies.

The ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2013) will be held Sept. 24-27 (Tuesday through Friday) at McCormick Place. With more than 200 educational sessions and 600+ exhibitors, this is the security industrys leading event for security management professionals. For more information, visit http://www.asis2013.org.

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ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industrys No. 1 magazineSecurity ManagementASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.