Media Coverage

October 26, 2015

The Future of Screening: Continuous, Post-Hire Monitoring

NAPBS Journal

“Today’s background screening model is simply insufficient. Most companies screen employees at a single point in time (if
that), before they are hired. And while an employee may have posed limited risk at that time, life events can trigger external
high risk indicators that are unknown to the organization. People and circumstances are more dynamic than ever before.”

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October 22, 2015

IDentrix Announces Rochelle Sherman as Chief Product Officer


“IDentrix, a leading provider of identity-based risk monitoring solutions, has named Rochelle Sherman as Chief Product Officer. Sherman brings more than 15 years of product strategy and development experience to the company, where she’ll spearhead marketing and sales for the patented IDentrix solution that continuously evaluates personnel data and proactively alerts organizations to potential employee risks.”

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September 29, 2015

Employers Turn to Surveillance to Curb Employee Risk

Wall Street Journal

“Using a software program called IDentrix … his team can continuously check public records for everything from DUIs to bankruptcies, and alert officials when something happens to an employee that creates a potential risk. ‘If you go out and get a ticket for jaywalking, we don’t care. We care if you’re a felon,’ he said. ‘If you’re working in financial markets we may want to know about liens, judgments, civil actions that could indicate someone is in financial trouble and more likely to do something wrong.’”

“Before … [IDentrix] … his team performed an initial background check when a person was hired, and followed up with checks every three years after. By monitoring public records across the country, he’s alerted when a worker is arrested or convicted for an offense that would trigger concern for the employer, saving time and money by not having to conduct screens on workers who have no change in their status. ‘We re-screen only those who indicate to us through alerts that we need to look deeper,’ he said. ‘The alerts find needles in haystacks for us.’”

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August 19, 2015

Trust no one: A better way to close the security gap?


“Identity security is behind another application designed to flag the activities of agency employees who might be involved in or subjected to fraud. IDentrix continuously monitors personnel data, starting with prehire background checks, to alert organizations to potential internal threats. The software checks more than 65 public identity attributes, including criminal and court records, to keep employees’ risk profiles continuously updated and correlated through their entire work history.”

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July 23, 2015

Insider Threats and the Limitations of Pre-Hire Background Checks

Risk Management Monitor

“The majority of companies conduct a one-time background check on new employees before they are hired. This is a necessary part of the risk assessment process, and the majority of background screening companies are great at what they do, but this model is built on a flawed assumption: that employee risk remains constant over time.”

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July 7, 2015

Reality Check

Stores Magazine

“Raj Ananthanpillai, CEO of software company [IDentrix], says while 85 percent of employers check backgrounds before hiring, most do little, if anything, after the person is hired — leaving a “black hole” of potential issues that can arise later. He says traditional one-time background screening methods aren’t adequate to meet the insider threat environment that many retailers face today. Managers often make security and compliance decisions with background information that could be years, even decades, old.”

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June 18, 2015

Slam the Door Against Insider Threats

Enterprise Tech

“By continuously analyzing publicly available information, organizations can help protect themselves when an employee’s potential risk changes, said Raj Ananthanpillai, CEO of IDentrix, in an interview. The cloud-based platform, whose government edition is used by the Department of Homeland Security and the transportation industry, became available to commercial organizations in December 2014, he said.”

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June 1, 2015

Gaining insight on insiders can insulate information

“‘Does your business harbor a Snowden, and would you know if it did?’ asks Raj Ananthanpillai, CEO at InfoZen, an identity-based screening solutions provider. … ‘Background checks are only one part of the employment litmus test,’ Ananthanpillai says. ‘Companies need to also monitor behavior and activity after a staffer is hired.’ … That’s the goal of IDentrix, a monthly service created by InfoZen that monitors and reports on the reputation (or risk level) of employees in sensitive positions. Ananthanpillai says IDentrix gathers information from sources such as the DMV, law enforcement and credit-reporting agencies.”

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May 27, 2015

InfoZen Tackles Insider Threat With IDentrix Continuous, Post-Hire Personnel Screening

Homeland Security Today

“IDentrix provides an alternative to traditional background checks, which are very expensive, time consuming and typically take place every few years or even just once, during the hiring process. Ananthanpillai noted that these background checks often pick up on a potential threat too late. IDentrix offers continuous monitoring of risk factors from over 65 different publically-available identity attributes including criminal and court records, and relevant financial and professional data sources to keep the risk profile current. When IDentrix analytics identify patterns of risky behavior, automated alerts are sent to the organization.”

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