– IDIQ leadership to play a crucial role in advising the ITRC on combatting identity theft crime –
TEMECULA, CA – December 13, 2023 – IDIQ®, a leader in financial and identity protection, announced today that Michael Scheumack, IDIQ chief marketing and innovation officer, will be joining the Identity Theft Resource Center’s (ITRC) newly formed Alliance for Identity Resilience (AIR) Advisory Board and will play a crucial role in advising the ITRC on matters related to identity theft crime.
Scheumack is a cybersecurity expert with more than 20 years of experience in the financial, credit, and identity theft protection industries. He joined IDIQ in 2017 to help position the company, through its flagship IdentityIQ® brand, as a leader in the identity theft protection and credit monitoring space.
“I am honored to be one of the first members of the ITRC’s AIR Advisory Board and contribute to its mission of combatting identity crime,” Scheumack said. “I look forward to collaborating with fellow board members and leveraging our collective expertise to provide guidance and drive positive change in the industry.”
The establishment of the AIR Advisory Board marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts of IDIQ and the ITRC to combat identity crime. Through collaborative efforts, the ITRC provides education, support, and innovative strategies to empower individuals and businesses in their fight against identity crime.
ITRC President and CEO Eva Velasquez praised Scheumack and the expertise he brings to the new board.
“We are pleased to add Michael to our Alliance for Identity Resilience Advisory Board,” Velasquez said. “His knowledge and expertise will help us stay on top of trends, emerging threats and defenses, and remain well-positioned to participate in discussions about them. Michael and our other Advisory Board members will play a vital role in our efforts to meet our mission and create services that victims need.”
This year, in partnership with the ITRC, IDIQ released the 2022 Trend in Identity Report as well as the company’s proprietary IdentityIQ 2022 Scam Report.
The ITRC is a non-profit organization that serves as a valuable resource for consumers, victims, businesses, and governments in minimizing the risk and impact of identity compromise and crime.
As a cybersecurity expert, Scheumack has served as a subject matter expert in numerous national media interviews on identity theft crimes, including the rise of AI voice cloning scams and trending scams.
Joining Scheumack on the AIR Advisory Board are executives across a variety of disciplines, industries, and sectors, including:
- Shawn Holtzclaw, Veteran Corporate and Nonprofit Executive
- Arun Vemury, Biometrics and Digital Identity Technologist
- Jay Meier, Senior Vice President of North American Operations at FaceTec, Inc. and President & CEO of Sage Capital Advisors, LLC
- Lynette Owens, Vice President of Global Consumer Education and Product Marketing at Trend Micro
- Meghan Land, Executive Director of Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
- Stephen Smith, Senior Vice President of Business and Strategy at Intellectual Technology, Inc.
By joining the ITRC’s AIR Advisory Board, IDIQ is furthering its mission to provide consumers and businesses with the education and services they need to help protect themselves against some of the biggest security and financial threats in existence today.
Scheumack also was recently appointed to the Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) Board of Directors. The CCOE is a San Diego-based nonprofit dedicated to growing the regional cyber economy and increasing cybersecurity.
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IDIQ® is recognized as one of the fastest-growing industry leaders in financial and protection. With the flagship IdentityIQ® brand, the company delivers real-time alerts and credit report information to not only protect but also educate consumers and businesses. The IDIQ family of brands also includes MyScoreIQ® for financial health and protection; Resident-Link® technology for on-time rental payment reporting to help build and improve consumer credit scores; Credit & Debt®, a credit and debt education-based membership platform; and Pre-Paid Legal Services, a leading provider of voluntary employee benefits.
For more information, visit www.IDIQ.com.
About the Identity Theft Resource Center:
Founded in 1999, the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a national nonprofit organization established to empower and guide consumers, victims, business and government to minimize risk and mitigate the impact of identity compromise and crime. Through public and private support, the ITRC provides no-cost victim assistance and consumer education through its website live-chat idtheftcenter.org and toll-free phone number 888.400.5530. The ITRC also equips consumers and businesses with information about recent data breaches through its data breach tracking tool, notified. The ITRC offers help to specific populations, including the deaf/hard of hearing and blind/low vision communities.