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2009-05-14 07:00:00

Session to examine breach response best practices and the cost to corporations of being unprepared NORWALK, Conn., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinion Security Center, a leading provider of identity theft protection and data breach resolution services, today announced that it will co-host a thought leadership panel with CSO magazine focused on the legal, public relations and privacy issues associated with data breaches. This live Webcast on Thursday, May 28th, 2009, 2:00 pm EDT will bring...

2009-05-11 07:00:00

Women more likely to be victims, lose more money and take longer to restore their identity NORWALK, Conn., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Women are hit much harder by identity theft than men, according to a survey on the impact of identity theft conducted by Affinion Security Center, a leading provider of identity theft protection, detection and resolution services. The national survey polled 808 households, half of whom had been victims of identity theft and half of whom had not. The findings...

2009-05-07 07:00:00

Nearly half say unreimbursed loss of as little as $500 would have "severe" impact on financial stability NORWALK, Conn., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- As unemployment rates continue to climb, one often overlooked aspect of people being laid-off is their access to affordable insurance. In a national recent survey conducted by Affinion Group, a leading marketer of insurance services, nearly two-thirds of respondents admitted to living paycheck-to-paycheck "often" or "always." The survey questioned...

2009-04-30 06:00:00

ACHIEVES FIRST QUARTER ADJUSTED EBITDA OF $77.1 MILLION INCREASES TRAILING TWELVE-MONTH ADJUSTED EBITDA TO $318.5 MILLION NORWALK, Conn., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinion Group, Inc. ("Affinion" or the "Company"), a global leader in customer engagement solutions that enhance and extend the relationship of millions of consumers for financial service, retailing, hospitality and e-commerce companies, today announced its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2009...

2009-04-22 07:04:00

Manual Contains Best Practices, Case Studies and Guidance for Mitigating Financial and Reputational Damage Resulting from a Data Breach NORWALK, Conn., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As incidents of corporate data breaches continue to rise, the rules and regulations requiring compliance for breach notification and response from financial institutions, creditors and many other businesses have strengthened. On May 1, 2009 companies that extend lines of credit to consumers will need to comply with...

2009-04-20 07:00:00

Global Marketer Attains World-Class PCI DSS and ISO Credentials NORWALK, Conn., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinion Group, a global leader in customer engagement solutions and provider of programs that enhance and extend the relationship of millions of consumers for financial service, retail and e-commerce companies, has been awarded the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) Level 1 compliance certification, the highest level of security standards for billing transactions...

2009-04-02 06:00:00

NORWALK, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cerritos College held a groundbreaking ceremony for its eagerly anticipated Southland Cerritos Center for Transportation Technologies (SCCTT) Friday, March 27th. Over 200 people including college officials, community members, auto manufacturers, dealers and dignitaries attended the celebration. Two major donors for this construction project, the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association and the Southland Motor Car Dealers...

2009-03-24 07:03:00

Phishing, Vishing and Unscrupulous Tax Preparers Pose a Threat NORWALK, Conn., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Tax time will unfortunately bring more than a refund check to many taxpayers this year. Affinion Security Center, a leading provider of identity theft protection, detection and resolution services, recently conducted a survey of 1,000 adults to determine the level of awareness and concern that exists for tax- and employment-related identity theft. Overall, the findings revealed that...

2009-03-10 05:00:00

New Strategy Deters Terrorists By Monitoring for Dirty Bomb Materials Enhancing The Trend Toward Comprehensive Self Storage Security NORWALK, Conn., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LifeStorage announced today that it will install Defentect (OTC Bulletin Board: SLNH.OB) threat awareness solutions including its GT2(TM) gamma radiation sensors and DM3(TM) threat awareness software to extend existing security solutions at their ten suburban Chicago self storage facilities. The system will...

2009-02-27 07:00:00

2008 FTC Fraud and Identity Theft Complaint Data Documents Highest Ever Number of Identity Theft Complaints; Jump in Tax Return Fraud Complaints NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Federal Trade Commission documented the most cases of identity theft ever in one year in the 2008 Fraud and Identity Theft Complaint Data. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090227/NY76402 ) Affinion Security Center, a leading provider of identity theft protection services, has also...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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