TransUnion joins CIMIP IT protection center

Published 25 October 2006

Company joins LexisNexis, IBM, and others at Utica College to help develop a national research agenda on identity management, information sharing and data protection

The business of America is business,” said Calvin Coolidge, and eighty years later many still agree. Yet few could deny the critical role played by universities in developing and nurturing the technologies that make it all happen. Indeed, from biotechnology to aerospace, government funding of university research has been the primary catalyst for many of American industry’s greatest breakthroughs. Must we even say that the same holds true in the business security sector?

Those that continue to doubt should consider New York’s Utica College’s Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP). Founded in 2006, the center brings together such organizations and companies as the FBI, the Secret Service, LexisNexis, and IBM, as well as Carnegie Mellon, Indiana University, and Syracuse University — all in order to put applied research to work in furthering a national research agenda on identity management, information sharing, and data protection. Now we can add Chicago-based TransUnion, a company best known for its fraud and identity management, to the list of participants.

In examining vertical market segments and assembling our team of leading identity management organizations, it became clear that we needed a credit and information management company,” said Dr. Gary R. Gordon, CIMIP’s executive director and professor of Economic Crime Management at Utica College. TransUnion is also one of the co-founding partners of the Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP), a coalition of major corporations lead by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB).

-read more in this company news release; CIMIP Web site