Edentify's Tom Harkins to Discuss Authentication and Security at Banking

Harkins too look at advances in authentication technology as well as challenges ahead in improving online security


Bethlehem, Pa.-September 22, 2006-Today Edentify, Inc. (OTC BB: EDFY), a leading provider of identity management solutions, announced that its Chief Operating Officer and former MasterCard International executive, Thomas J. Harkins, will be a panelist at American Banker's 3rd Annual Identity Theft and Fraud Symposium. The Symposium will be held Sept. 25-26 in San Francisco, and the panel discussion is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 25 at 1:50 p.m.

American Banker's 3rd Annual Identity Theft and Fraud Symposium is the leading annual forum on identity theft and offers financial institutions an up-to-the-minute overview of the growing threat of identity fraud, including "phishing," "pharming," data theft, and PIN debit fraud. The conference will provide attendees with information on the latest market trends, programs, regulatory issues, policies, and technology solutions. Chosen for their high level of expertise and the originality, quality, and timeliness of their content, conference presenters will offer an unparalleled level of compelling, fair, and impartial information on these issues.

Harkins, who was a featured panelist speaker at last year's conference, will engage in a panel discussion titled 'Advances, Implementation Challenges in Authentication and Online Security,' a comprehensive look at some of the advances in authentication technology as well as the challenges that still lie ahead in improving online security. Prior to joining Edentify, Harkins spent almost two decades helping MasterCard's high-profile corporate customers find and fight fraud, data theft, and other high security risks, and now leads Edentify's business and product development efforts.

"People enjoy the ease and convenience of carrying out their day-to-day tasks online. And with more and more customers turning to online banking, financial institutions are constantly looking for sophisticated tools and technologies to implement to ensure their customers are secure," says Harkins. "Speaking at this conference is a phenomenal opportunity to provide bank and financial-institution attendees with the critical knowledge necessary to fight identity fraud, and bring greater visibility to some of the available detection and prevention technologies, such as Edentify's solutions, to help them combat this crime. My hope is attendees will walk away better prepared to help their companies and customers use the most advanced authentication and security tools available to prevent this heinous crime in the future."

Edentify develops and deploys technology solutions utilized in preventing identity theft and fraud. The forerunner of this technology was initially introduced in 1996, and is currently used to screen identities in the branches of large banks in the U.S.