|By Business Wire||
|October 8, 2013 03:14 PM EDT||
The State of South Carolina today announced that CSID, the leading provider of global, enterprise-level identity protection and fraud detection technologies and solutions, has been selected to assist South Carolina taxpayers whose personal information was compromised during a security breach in 2012. Eligible taxpayers can sign up for and receive state-provided identity protection coverage through CSID, at www.scidprotection.com, beginning no later than October 24, 2013. The deadline to enroll with CSID is October 1, 2014. CSID’s service will end on October 31, 2014.
“I applaud the state Budget and Control Board for selecting a vendor whose services offer comprehensive identity protection solutions for not only South Carolina individuals, but businesses as well. CSID’s services provide a range of credit and identity monitoring proven to cover potential identity theft, and we hope that all eligible taxpayers will take advantage of the state-provided service through CSID,” said DOR Director Bill Blume.
CSID’s identity protection is comprehensive to ensure the integrity of an identity through credit and other identity monitoring services. This includes credit monitoring from TransUnion, online black market Internet surveillance via CSID’s proprietary CyberAgent® technology, monitoring of court records and pay day loans, change of address alerts, as well as a Social Security number trace, Sex Offender monitoring, identity theft insurance and identity restoration.
“Data breaches continue to grow in frequency and severity of impact to both organizations and affected individuals,” said Joe Ross, president of CSID. “CSID offers a comprehensive array of identity protection solutions and services to assist in the mitigation of a data breach event. Our coverage will not only provide incremental identity theft protection for the impacted citizens of South Carolina, but we are also able to offer these services at a lower cost to the state.”
CSID is the leading provider of global, enterprise-level identity protection and fraud detection technologies and solutions to the world’s top companies and government organizations. With CSID’s advanced enterprise-level solutions, businesses can take a proactive approach to protecting the identities of their customers all around the world. Products go beyond credit monitoring and include full-service identity theft protection; insurance and restoration; identity authentication and voice biometrics; and proactive breach preparation from discovery to resolution. Join CSID on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CSID and on Twitter at @CSIdentity.