About Breach ClarityHelping identity-holders understand what a data breach means to their risk, so they can take action to protect themselves from identity theft and other harms.
Who is Behind Breach Clarity?
Breach Clarity was invented by Jim Van Dyke, who now serves as CEO. Jim also serves as a courtroom expert witness on many of the nation’s largest data breaches (from Anthem to Equifax and Yahoo), and founded Breach Clarity out of a passion to more profoundly impact consumer financial health and well-being. Previously, Jim founded Javelin Strategy & Research and served as it’s CEO for 12 years; was a Research Director at Jupiter Research (now Forrester Research); a product manager for a variety of financial technology (“fintech”) products including digital banking, encryption, secure internet messaging, and digital commerce. Jim’s board member activities include the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Identity Theft Resource Center (current), and non-profits focused on consumer well-being and innovation.
Al Pascual is Breach Clarity’s COO and Co-founder. Al is a recognized expert in financial crime having spent the bulk of his career in the fight against fraud. He most recently served as Head of Fraud & Security at Javelin Strategy & Research where he directed the company’s oft-cited research and analysis on consumer identity theft. Prior to Javelin he served in risk operations at HSBC, Goldman Sachs, and FIS, during which time he led fraud investigations that resulted in the arrests of more than 400 fraudsters. Al‘s insights on the effects of identity theft and fraud have been published by hundreds of publications and shared with attendees at industry events around the world.
The Identity Theft Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that maintains one of the most robust listings of all publicly-reported data breaches, has been an early supporter of Breach Clarity, providing staff support and expertise. While the ITRC does not have an ownership in Breach Clarity’s products or intellectual property, our organizations are so closely aligned. For instance, we share a common database of all publicly-reported data breaches, and the ITRC’s outstanding customer service team’s consumer advice closely aligns with the outputs of Breach Clarity’s algorithmic-driven outputs.
If you’re interested in aligning with or even joining the Breach Clarity team, please drop us a line. We’ll be opening several positions, starting with creative, driven, and passionate developers.