updated 6/15/2011 10:16:58 AM ET 2011-06-15T14:16:58

TEMPE, Ariz., June 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During National Internet Safety Month, LifeLock, the industry leader in identity theft protection and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association ( FBI-LEEDA ) are sponsoring a two-day identity theft summit for Nevada Law Enforcement on June 22 & 23, 2011. Hosted by the Nevada Office of Attorney General, the free summit will provide local, regional, and statewide law enforcement officials with actual case information, along with information on various generations of identity theft, new scamming techniques and the most effective investigative strategies. This summit marks the fourth hosted by the Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto since February 2009 (Las Vegas twice, Reno).

With June designated as National Internet Safety month, instructors will highlight online vulnerabilities that consumers face every day when logging on to the Internet. From the abuse of Wi-Fi hacking to the dangers of peer-to-peer networks, attendees will be provided an in-depth look at how identity thieves are using technology to commit the crime.

"This summit provides law enforcement officers throughout Nevada and other states the opportunity to come together and share and learn new techniques to aid in the prevention of identity theft." said Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada Attorney General.

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Nevada is ranked sixth in the nation in identity theft complaints filed to the agency in 2010. In addition, the FTC shows the Reno metropolitan area ranking 91st in the nation with the most identity theft complaints per capita.

The two-day, advanced course will provide law enforcement participants with hands-on experience with the various tools being utilized by identity thieves. Participants will hear from law enforcement officials, local prosecutors, as well as experts in the field of peer-to-peer networking.

Details for the Advanced Two-Day Identity Theft Summit in Reno, NV:

  • The Reno two-day summit will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23 at Regional Public Safety Training Center, 5190 Spectrum Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 86512.

The summit is free and open to chiefs, sheriffs, investigative supervisors, fraud unit investigators, patrol officers and community policing personnel. Officials of all experience level in investigating identity theft crimes are encouraged to attend.

In addition to the law enforcement summits, LifeLock aims to further educate consumers on identity theft and empower them to start protecting themselves from one of the nation's fastest growing crimes by hosting numerous free educational presentations around the country. The award-winning LifeLock Speakers Series program provides attendees with a better understanding of the various risks associated with identity theft, current trends in the crime, and the diverse ways identity theft can happen.

About LifeLock

LifeLock, Inc. is an industry leader in identity theft protection. Since 2005, LifeLock has been relentlessly protecting identities by providing consumers with the tools and confidence they need to help protect themselves from identity theft and manage their credit. The company has a strong focus on educating consumers and working with law enforcement and elected officials to better understand the increasing threats of identity theft. A multiple award-winning organization, LifeLock has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as the eighth fastest growing private company (2010), by Arizona Corporate Excellence as Arizona's Fastest Growing Company, and by the American Business Awards as having the Best New Product or Service of the Year for the LifeLock Identity Alert® system.

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CONTACT: Cortney Lanik
         Media Relations Manager
         480-457-2032
         Cortney.Lanik@lifelock.com

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