Identity Theft and the Equifax Breach

Patricia Herberger.

Do you know enough about identity theft?

There are many misconceptions about what identity theft really is and the impact it can have. Pat will review the different types of ID Theft, why everyone only talks about credit ID Theft, how thieves obtain your information and how they use it. She will also share examples of some breaches, including Equifax, and the ramifications for individuals, as well as actions you can take to reduce your risk, what to look for in a comprehensive early detection program, how businesses are vulnerable, and what to expect in 2018.


Pat Herberger is President of Herberger Consulting Group and an Independent Associate for LegalShield/IDShield. She consults with executives and human resource professionals on identity theft, data breaches, related compliance issues and solutions, and has achieved the designation of Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist. Herberger has presented hundreds of programs to CPAs, HR Professionals, Business Owners, the NYS Government, retired Law Enforcement and Teachers, and business and community organizations.


Prior to her current business, she was the Vice President of Human Resources for FedEx Trade Networks, and worked 25 years in the Human Resource field. She has BS and MBA degrees from UB.

Originally presented on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.