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[infowar.de] FBI, Secret Service, LexisNexis und IBM gründen ID-Theft Forschungszentrum
Ausgerechnet DIE wollen sich um Datenschutzbelange im Internet kümmern. In
einer zynischen Perspektive dürfte das dann ungefähr auf Folgendes
hinauslaufen: "Um ID-Theft zu verhindern und Spam effektiv zu bekämpfen,
wird jedes Einwählen / Verbinden mit dem Internet künftig erst nach einer
biometrischen Authentifizierung erlaubt."
Hillary Clinton hat sich übrigens vor kurzem schon für ein
US-Datenschutz-Gesetz stark gemacht - inhaltlich allerdings eher sehr
mager. Ich habe eine Kurzanalyse gebloggt:
June 28, 2006 06:09 AM US Eastern Timezone
Leading Corporate, Government and Academic Institutions to Form
First-of-Kind Identity Management Center; Secret Service, FBI, LexisNexis,
IBM Partnering with Utica College
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 2006--
Senator Clinton says it will put the "right focus on issues that need to
be discussed at all levels of government."
To combat the threat that identity fraud and theft pose to personal and
national security, an unprecedented alliance of leading corporate,
government, and academic institutions has announced the establishment of
the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection, a first of
its kind institution that will be based at Utica College in New York. The
founding corporate partners are LexisNexis and IBM. Government partners
include the United States Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of
Investigation. Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute's
CERT/CC, Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research,
and Syracuse University's CASE Center join Utica College (Utica, N.Y.) as
The new Center will drive an aggressive research agenda focused on
critical issues in identity management, information sharing policy, and
data protection. The research will focus on:
-- The causes, early detection, and prevention of identity fraud and theft.
-- The evolving threat from cyber criminals, insiders, and organized crime
-- The impact and role of policy decisions, legislation, and regulatory
-- The improvement of identity authentication systems to reduce fraud and
improper payments, and protect national security.
-- The role of enabling technologies to protect information, facilitate
privacy, and share information.
The Center will be headed by Dr. Gary R. Gordon, a nationally recognized
expert in economic crime, including cyber crime and identity fraud, and
professor of Economic Crime Management at Utica College, which offers the
nation's premier undergraduate and graduate degree programs in economic
crime. The research agenda of the Center will be guided by the Board of
Advisors of the college's Economic Crime Institute (ECI) and a Research
Steering Committee comprised of the Center's partners.
The Center will provide cutting edge identity management and information
protection resources to corporations, law enforcement, government
agencies, academe, and the public through its publications and website
(www.cimip.org). The Center also will sponsor symposia to share the
research findings with key decision makers in corporate, government, and
"Identity theft has become rampant in our society and to better combat the
problem we need bold, new and innovative solutions," said Congressman
Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), Chairman of the House Science Committee. "That
is why I am so excited about today's announcement. The new Center for
Identity Management and Information Protection at Utica College brings
together top minds from academia, business and law enforcement to help
protect personal data through a coordinated research and education effort.
As Chairman of the House Science Committee, I know that knowledge is power
and I am confident that this new national center will give us better, more
powerful tools to combat the pernicious threat of ID theft."
In an initial research project, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office
of Justice Programs, will work in partnership with Utica College's CIMIP
to examine current and emerging criminal groups that perpetrate identity
fraud and theft, with a focus on their methods of operation. The outcome
of this project will help law enforcement to respond in a proactive
manner, provide cutting edge content for federal, state, and local law
enforcement training, and help corporations develop prevention and
The establishment of the Center follows a series of ECI/LexisNexis white
papers and conferences focused on the subject. Utica College's President
Todd Hutton said, "The formation of the Center is an important step in
focusing a national research agenda and providing the intense scrutiny
that identity fraud, cyber crime, and terrorism demand."
"LexisNexis is committed to working with our government customers as well
as thought leaders in the academic and corporate world to address the
continuing threats to economic and national security posed by identity
fraud and cyber crime," said James Peck, CEO of LexisNexis Risk
Management. "Together, we can pool our collective knowledge and experience
to help shape the development of effective policies and best practices to
combat these critical threats."
"IBM is an industry leader in the delivery of groundbreaking analytics and
identity management solutions that give businesses and organizations the
tools they need to detect and respond to threat and fraud in real time,"
said John Slitz, VP IBM Entity Analytics. "We are committed to working
with the Center to support the industry in addressing information
management, data protection and identity theft and other challenges."
"It is critically important that law enforcement, the private sector and
academia share information in order to successfully combat identity
theft," said United States Secret Service Deputy Director Brian Nagel.
"The Secret Service continues to be proactive in the education,
investigation and prosecution of electronic crimes and we are pleased to
partner with the Center for Identity Management and Information.
Partnering is imperative to effectively address emerging identity crimes."
"Information technology has changed our lives tremendously, and for the
better. But right now, many Americans are rightly confused and frightened
about identity theft. The challenge we face is how to take advantage of
the benefits achieved through the advances of technology without
compromising our basic right to privacy," said Senator Hillary Rodham
Clinton, who just recently announced that she would introduce a Privacy
Bill of Rights in the U.S. Senate. "The Center for Identity Management and
Information Protection will put the right focus on the issues that need to
be discussed at all levels of government and the private sector in order
to ensure that as technology continues to advance, it is coupled with the
strong safeguards and effective policies to prevent identity theft and
protect our personal data. This center will also further enhance the
region's reputation as a center for forward-thinking technology and
Added James H. Burrus, Acting Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative
Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation: "Identity theft is a growing
problem with significant negative effects on American businesses and
individual citizens and potentially disastrous effects on U.S. national
security. From this threat, the CIMIP was born. This logical partnership
of government, industry, and academia will utilize the resources and
talent of each partner, and everyone, including the American public will
benefit. The FBI looks forward to the opportunity to apply CIMIP research
to more effective law enforcement and protection against threats to
Press Conference: A press conference addressing this will be held.
Details are below.
June 28, 2006 at 10 a.m., EDT
National Press Club
Holeman Lounge, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
About Utica College - Founded in 1946, Utica College is a comprehensive
private institution that grants the Syracuse University baccalaureate
degree and the Utica College master's and doctoral degrees. The College,
located in central New York, currently enrolls approximately 2,650
undergraduate and graduate students in 31 undergraduate majors, 12
master's and two doctoral degree programs.
Christine Leogrande, 315-223-2519
Eric Kim, 646-935-4179
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