(SARASOTA, Fla. – Oct. 27, 2008 – One You Security) New research has revealed that nearly three of every four organizations in Australia have experienced some form of data breach in the past five years. Because data breaches afflict organizations worldwide, said Robert Siciliano, widely televised and quoted identity theft protection expert and chief security analyst for One You Security, LLC, problems with data security will not respond favorably to national solutions. Siciliano therefore encouraged consumers to seek protection of their own. One You Security, he noted, continually searches the Internet for illegal use of its subscribers’ identifying information and does everything it can to render their Social Security numbers useless to thieves who would otherwise use them to commit financial fraud.
"Consumers’ last line of defense is their best line of defense against financial fraudsters," said Siciliano. "Worldwide, data breaches embolden and empower thieves, who count on these events’ frequency numbing and lulling consumers into complacency. But consumers have an option, One You, which keeps a watchful eye on their financial identities for them even as their data goes missing from organization after organization on a nearly daily basis."
One You Security is a service that transforms Social Security numbers into something functionally useless to financial fraudsters. Additionally, One You PowerScan scours more than 150 million websites, 80 million blogs, 90,000 message boards and chat rooms, and billions of spam e-mails for potentially illegal use of its subscribers’ identifying information. These subscribers to One You Security also receive newsletters and special alerts from Siciliano. Through these, they get the latest information on data breaches and learn more about identity theft prevention. Chief security analyst for One You Security and a member of the Bank Fraud & IT Security Report‘s editorial board, Siciliano regularly discusses data security and consumer protection on CNBC, on NBC’s "Today Show," FOX News Network and elsewhere.
Nearly 80 percent of 156 major Australian organizations had experienced some form of data breach during the five years immediately preceding Symantec’s survey of them. Additionally, just shy of 40 percent had experienced between six and 20 known data breaches during the same time period, according to the computer security provider’s Data Loss Prevention Survey. Customer records had gone missing at the highest rate (55 percent), followed by intellectual property (43 percent), credit card details (21 percent) and financial information (20 percent).
"There is no way for consumers to keep up with and protect themselves, by themselves, from the deluge of data breaches affecting organizations worldwide," said Chris Harris, president and CEO of One You Security. "Consumers need help to safeguard their financial data from financial fraudsters — they need a service to do this for them on a continual basis. Fortunately, One You does just that, in effect rendering their Social Security numbers useless to thieves."
Consumers who choose One You Security do so in part because the company strives to transform their Social Security numbers into meaningless strings of digits of no use to thieves. The firm backs all its offerings with a 100 percent service guarantee.
The YouTube video below shows Siciliano on FOX News Network, where he explains how the ubiquity of Social Security numbers as universal identifiers helps thieves online and off-line. A collection of videos at VideoJug features Siciliano sharing advice on how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft and fraud.
About One You Security, LLC
Sarasota, Fla.-based One You Security‘s mission is to eliminate the threat and consequences of identity theft. For just $10 per month, anyone can sign up for One You Security’s identity theft protection service, a proactive, preventative approach whereby the company activates and manages its customers’ fraud alerts with major credit bureaus. Subscribers also receive full access to ongoing education from identity theft protection expert Robert Siciliano, chief security analyst for One You Security, which backs up its promise to protect clients’ financial identities with a 100 percent service guarantee. To sign up for One You Security, dial 1-800-434-2010.
Identity theft affects us all, and Robert Siciliano, CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com, chief security analyst for One You Security, and member of the Bank Fraud & IT Security Report‘s editorial board, makes it his mission to educate Fortune 500 companies and their clients on the dangers of identity theft. Author of "The Safety Minute: 01" and leader of personal safety and security seminars nationwide, Siciliano has been featured on "The Today Show," CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, "FOX News," "The Suze Orman Show," "The Montel Williams Show," "Maury Povich," "Sally Jesse Raphael," "The Howard Stern Show," and "Inside Edition." Numerous magazines, print news outlets, and wire services have turned to him, as well, for expert commentary on personal security and identity theft protection. These include Forbes, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Woman’s Day, Mademoiselle, Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, United Press International, Reuters, and others. For more information, visit Siciliano’s Web site, blog, and YouTube page.
The media are encouraged to get in touch with any of the following individuals:
CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com
Chief Security Analyst for One You Security
PHONE: 888-SICILIANO (742-4542)
FAX: 877-2-FAX-NOW (232-9669)