openPR Logo
Press release

Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention

04-27-2007 04:34 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: Informatica Security Corporation

/ PR Agency: Informatica Research
2006 Identity Theft Losses Total $16.3M
2007 Prospects Looking Bleak: In the wake of the TJX privacy breach - the largest ever reported at 46 million credit card and debit card numbers - North American shoppers are concerned about the willingness, ability and interest of large organizations to protect their customers' personal information.

The recent discovery of hundreds of Rogers phone records littering the streets of Toronto, linking individuals, their contact information and financial details; has finally applied, with some urgency, the last nail in the coffin containing the trust, complacency and apathy of the Canadian public towards all privacy related matters.

The RCMP processed some 7800 cases of identity theft last year amounting to $16.3 million in individual losses. These do not include corporate identity theft and only hint at the fact that 2007 numbers will be staggering. The public demands answers and corporations need to hear the questions, find the answers before ever hoping to credibly produce a solution.

Canada's information security and privacy experts from Informatica Security in Toronto have compiled a concise document containing 30 best practices for individuals (and companies) to follow to combat identity theft, protect personal information loss and prevent privacy breaches.

Informatica's president is Claudiu Popa, a certified industry expert with two decades of experience. Mr. Popa remarked: "in addition to compiling this comprehensive and very simple guidance, we have also published a comprehensive page with nothing but links for reporting cybercrime, fraud, theft and malfeasance of all kinds. It helps us to have all these resources in one place and we hope that it brings some value to our visitors."

To download the free document, visit or go directly to

Informatica Corporation is Canada's leading information risk management consulting organization, providing privacy and security assessments, employee awareness training and comprehensive solutions for corporate information protection.

Visit us at

Informatica Corporation
67 Yonge St.
Toronto M5E 1J8

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention here

News-ID: 19561 • Views: 1296

More Releases from Informatica Security Corporation

Internet Security Expert Urges Companies to Review Website and Network Security …
Online retailers and web-enabled companies face a tough challenge ahead of the busy 2007 holiday season, as cyberthreats and security breaches will take their toll on businesses and consumers. Toronto, October 24, 2007 /PR/ The success of online commerce has ignited a rush to the Web as companies of all sizes seek to automate their processes, stay connected, cut costs and drive incremental revenue. This rush, which began in earnest at
Toronto’s Informatica Security Helps Canadian Companies Combat Identity Theft …
Toronto-based Informatica Security, a reseller of S.P.I. Dynamics Inc.’s leading Web application security solutions, has announced the availability of SPI Dynamics’ WebInspect™ 7.0 WebInspect is the industry leading web application security assessment product built for the complex technologies of the new web that helps companies to combat the latest threats to confidential information and customer data records. The release by US-based web application security leader SPI Dynamics comes at a
Attention Business Editors: Security expert recommends low tech approach to phis …
Canadian information security consultant warns of the growing risk of identity theft and discusses anti-phishing strategies Toronto, December 8, 2005 /PR/ The rising threat of Internet crime has drastically changed the information security landscape in 2005. Companies all over the world are feeling the result as they struggle with the challenge of fighting an anonymous, rapidly spreading threat. In Canada, phishing emails have become frequent, with users reporting them on a
Attention Business Editors: Informatica Security introduces Data Retention asses …
New service helps organizations manage the growing volume of corporate data and to identify compliance and information security risks. Toronto, December 6, 2005 /PR/ A new service aimed at companies that are experiencing data retention challenges including IT budgeting, data classification and security strategies as well as productivity issues. The new FlexSecure Verify DR is the latest in Informatica’s Verify line of standards-based security audits and assessments. The proprietary methodology

All 7 Releases

More Releases for Canada

CBF Management, Canada
'''CBF Management''' is the doing-business-as name of CBF Management/CBF and currently a non-franchisor selling and supporting post construction cleaning services, janitorial, commercial, residential, and floor care services through the [[Canada]], and 2 other countries using the “CBF Management” trademarks and systems to commercial services. Company History and Key Dates *2006 – CBF Management Company founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, as a floor care company by Harpreet Sandhu, a former track athlete. *2008 –
Jewellery Market in Canada
Summary This report helps to analyze competitive developments such as joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, new product developments, and research and developments in the Jewellery in Canada Market. Description Producers of fine jewellery brands continue to invest and expand across Canada, bringing more competition. In late 2016, David Yurman introduced its high jewellery collection at Holt Renfrew in Vancouver, featuring by-appointment-only pieces. It also aims to open more outlets in luxury
Agrochemicals Market in Canada
ReportsWorldwide has announced the addition of a new report title Canada: Agrochemicals: Market Intelligence (2016-2021) to its growing collection of premium market research reports. The report “Canada: Agrochemicals: Market Intelligence (2016-2021)” provides market intelligence on the different market segments, based on type, active ingredient, formulation, crop, and pest. Market size and forecast (2016-2021) has been provided in terms of both, value (000 USD) and volume (000 KG) in the report. A
Consumer Payments Country Snapshot: Canada
ReportsWorldwide has announced the addition of a new report title Consumer Payments Country Snapshot: Canada 2016 to its growing collection of premium market research reports. In spite of being a highly mature market, Canada provides increasing opportunities for digital and mobile payment providers to develop innovation. Canada is a developed payment card market due to its robust economy and high level of card penetration. While the market has a high level
New Canada Reader
The MANA-Verlag is proud to publish the new Canada Reader, a comprehensive and richly illustrated portrayal of the country, in time for the Leipzig Book Fair. The varied facettes of the country are detailed on 480 pages, including hundreds of images. It is the third publication in the Reader-Series, joining the Australia Reader and New Zealand Reader, which has established itself as one of the leading components of the MANA
Dreaming of a Penniless Canada
OTTAWA, February 15, 2011 -- The federal government should stop minting pennies effective immediately, according to a brief delivered Tuesday to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty by Credit Cards Canada (CCC). The brief is in support of a report tabled in December by the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance. In its brief, CCC highlights the high cost and low value of the penny as two reasons to stop minting