Tom Considine & Associates
"Information Privacy Professionals"

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Information Protection Managers

In 2014, over $100 billion was lost and 390 million consumer records were exposed due to data breaches.  54 percent of these data breaches were identity theft related, with 1 in 3 breached records resulting in identity theft to the consumer.   Credit card company Visa Inc. reports over 90% of payment card data breaches are Small Mid-sized Business (SMB's) never reported in the news media.  As a result of these unreported breaches, 85% of business owners are lulled into a false sense of security and believe a data breach is unlikely to occur to them.  As a result  80 percent of these businesses have no data security protections for consumer records at all !!!

Another unknown is one in six SMB's will suffer a credit card breach within 24 months at an average cost of $80, 000 and loss of accepting payment cards for 2 to 3 months.  Additionally, a Securities and Exchange Commission report cites 60 percent of all cyber attacks specifically targeted SMB's.  Of those SMB's targeted and suffering a data breach, 60 percent of them were out of business within six months.     


contributing to almost ten million new identity theft victims annually.  For these and many other reasons, federal and state governments are taking a stance.  New privacy and consumer protection laws have created the need for program managers (referred to as Information Protection Managers) to protect employee and consumer information held by these agencies.  

Information protection is the current concern among consumers, governments and business.  Although larger firms/companies require full-time IPM’s, smaller organizations require an IPM to compliment additional skill sets such as human resources, marketing, legal, IT, security, purchasing or any other position. 

IPM is the perfect skill to become more valuable to an employer.  Educate yourself with all the information on our website and then speak to your employer about enrollment in our Information Protection Manager training program, or bringing our program to your organization.

If you’re currently unemployed and seeking a means to separate yourself from the many equally qualified candidates applying for the same position, becoming an IPM could help you close the deal on your next interview.   

Our service doesn’t stop when the class is over.  We actively promote and refer graduates of our Information Protection Manager training program to our clients for hiring consideration.               

The current federal stimulus package has included funding for employment training which you may qualify for.  A letter of intent to hire from a prospective employer may be required to receive assistance.  

                                                            Tom Considine & Associates
                                                 Information Privacy Professionals

                                                              Ph:        (702)  722-3492