The Center for Applied Identity Management Research Welcomes Experian As Its Newest Member

Experian’s Fraud and Identity Solutions group to serve on CAIMR’s Research Planning Committee

Costa Mesa, Calif., and Washington, D.C., Dec. 1, 2009 — The Center for Applied Identity Management Research (CAIMR), a public-private partnership dedicated to solving society’s most critical identity management challenges through applied research, and Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced that Experian has joined the organization at the Associate Partner level and will serve on CAIMR’s Research Planning Committee, providing valuable insight into the organization’s future identity management research initiatives.

Launched in October 2008, CAIMR is a trusted public-private partnership of cross-disciplinary experts focused on conducting applied research that addresses current and future identity management challenges in order to provide real-world solutions. Those societal challenges include cyber crime, identity theft and fraud, attacks on critical infrastructure systems, data breaches, financial crimes and more, that impact individuals, public safety, commerce, government and national security. CAIMR will identify these key identity management challenges and the existing gaps in knowledge surrounding them in order to provide the much-needed applied research to properly address them.

“Experian has been a pioneer in the development of identity management products and services and best practices. Their commitment to enhancing security for businesses and consumers and to maximizing their financial well-being complements CAIMR’s mission and vision of improving the overall state of identity management globally,” said Dr. Gary R. Gordon, executive director of CAIMR. “Experian brings expertise in innovation, offering industry-leading identity authentication services and the means to incorporate new sources of authentication as industry needs change. We will benefit greatly from having them on our Research Planning Committee.”

As an Associate Partner, Experian will participate in CAIMR’s Research Planning Committee and provide peer review of the organization’s research reports and publications.

“At Experian, identity management is a top priority,” said Jon Jones, vice president of Experian’s Fraud and Identity Solutions group. “Joining CAIMR supports our ongoing efforts to empower and engage with our clients in combating identity theft crimes and mitigating fraud. Experian is proud to join CAIMR because we see tremendous value in addressing critical identity management issues through an applied research model. Our work on the research committee will help us continue to respond to the needs of our clients.”

About CAIMR
The Center for Applied Identity Management Research (CAIMR) is a public-private partnership of cross-disciplinary experts conducting applied research to solve the current and future identity management challenges of the digital world. CAIMR identifies key identity management challenges and the existing gaps in knowledge surrounding them in order to provide the much-needed applied research to properly address them.  CAIMR's partners are: Equifax, IBM, Intersections, Indiana University, LexisNexis, Symantec, The University of Texas at Austin, US Secret Service, Visa, Dragnet Solutions, Experian, FICO, InfoZen, Initiate Systems, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Tulsa, US Department of Defense, US Marshals Service, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Wells Fargo & Company, Identity Theft Assistance Corporation (ITAC), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and TechAmerica. For more information on CAIMR, please visit: http://www.caimr.org. Twitter handle: @CAIMR  

Other CAIMR membership levels include Partners, Associate Partners and Alliance Partners.  For more information on joining CAIMR, please visit: http://caimr.indiana.edu/contact.html.

About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2009, was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

Experian and the marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:
Danica Ross
Experian Public Relations
1 714 830 5462 Telephone
danica.ross@experian.com Email

Michelle Schafer
Merritt Group for CAIMR
1 703 390 1525 Telephone
schafer@merrittgrp.com Email

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