WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LegalShield, one of North America’s leading providers of affordable legal plans and identity theft solutions for individuals, families and small businesses, announced Tuesday, April 4, 2017 that it will offer a free six-month trial of IDShield to all attendees of the Kroll Incident Response Forum, held April 4, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The Kroll Incident Response Forum focused solely on the work that begins after a data breach—currently the fastest-growing practice area at both law firms and consulting firms. Adam S. Hickey, deputy assistant attorney general at the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, delivered the keynote speech. A full lineup of attorneys and experts specializing in responding to a data breach presented information on the most important and timely data breach response topics.
“Nation states and criminals alike are weaponizing information by releasing it and they are increasingly willing to disrupt systems and destroy data, not just steal it,” said Hickey. “But as a government, we have come a long way in holding these states accountable for malicious uprisings.”
Every year, more than one million people fall victim to cyber crime, including identity theft. Starting at just $9.95 for individual memberships in the industry’s most comprehensive identity theft plan, IDShield assures peace of mind. Plans include unlimited consultations with a licensed private investigator and guarantee complete identity restoration. IDShield delivers better value and superior services over the competition, providing additional monitoring services for minors, payday loans, credit reports, file sharing and passport numbers.
“We are incredibly vigilant in working to monitor and prevent identity theft on the front end,” said IDShield senior manager Jenn Stueckler. “But when this type of theft does happen, there must be a plan in place to mitigate the disaster an individual is facing. The Incident Response Forum has provided a great deal of advanced insight as we continually work with Kroll to improve our robust and full-service product.”
As a member of IDShield, your subscription benefits are at your fingertips with the IDShield app, available for iOS and Android. The IDShield App offers convenient access to important features including alerts sent straight to your phone with notifications if any of your monitored information is discovered, your credit score, updated quarterly, management of your Internet Monitoring items, management of your minor child(ren)’s information with our Minor Identity Protection service through the app, 24/7 Emergency Access in the event of after-hours identity theft issues and call an IDShield Advisor with just one touch.
With nearly 70 percent of Americans engaging on some form of social media, IDShield also includes a social-media monitoring feature. Members can sign up for monitoring of multiple social media accounts and content feeds for privacy and reputational risks. The service covers all major social media content platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
“For every one identity theft victim who can afford top-notch legal services, there are thousands more who cannot,” said LegalShield CEO Jeff Bell. “The repercussions of these cyber crimes are devastating, and for many people, hiring a lawyer is financially impossible. We stand by our claim that IDShield is the industry’s best identity monitoring service, and we are thrilled to offer a free trial to the nation’s foremost legal experts on the disturbing and pressing phenomenon of data breaches.”
LegalShield is one of the North America’s leading providers of legal safeguards for individuals, families and small businesses. The company also offers one of the industry’s most affordable and comprehensive identity theft plans, IDShield. LegalShield plans provide protection to more than 4.1 million individuals, and IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services to more than 1.5 million individuals across North America. More than 141,000 companies offer LegalShield and IDShield plans to their employees as a voluntary benefit.
For as little as $17.95 per month, LegalShield members get access to attorneys with an average of 19 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates.