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Weekly WiT (2/22/17): Eva Casey-Velasquez, Identity Theft Research Center

Woman in Tech of the Week (2/22/17)

Eva Casey-Velasquez, President and Chief Executive, Identity Theft Research Center

Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation, costing businesses and consumers billions of dollars each year. And as most security experts will tell you, the bad guys are one step ahead of you.

Nowhere is that more apparent than in the rapidly growing problem of identity theft. According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft complaints nearly doubled from 2014 to 2015. According to Eva Casey-Velasquez, president and chief executive of the Identity Theft Research Center, consumers need to take an active involvement in safeguarding their data as well.

Velasquez met up with Jeff Frick (@JeffFrick), co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile video studio, at a Data Privacy Day event held Thursday by the National Cyber Security Alliance at the San Francisco headquarters of Twitter Inc., a sponsor of the event. Data Privacy Day is an annual celebration to recognize the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty concerning privacy and data protection.

Velasquez talked about how consumers run into identity theft problems and what they can do about them. This is one of a series of interviews with privacy and security experts at the event.

This week, theCUBE spotlights Eva Casey-Velasquez in our Women In Tech feature.

Read more about Eva here.

Be sure to follow Eva on Twitter (@ITRCCEO), and check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of the Data Privacy Day event.

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