Rider University’s Center for Business Forensics will host a free interactive presentation focusing on the major issues surrounding identity theft and fraud on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Lawrenceville campus, 2083 Lawrenceville Road.

This public event will be led by Dr. J. Drew Procaccino, associate professor of Computer Information Systems at Rider. Procaccino has researched identity theft, biometrics and smart card technologies.

The event will feature a panel of experts from law enforcement, banking and health care. Panelists will discuss the various forms of identity theft; who is at risk; ways to protect yourself; and the steps that should be taken if you are a victim of identity theft. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. A free informative handout will be available.

The event will take place in the Bart Luedeke Center Theater. Those interested in attending are asked to send the name and number of people attending to Sallie Gordon at [email protected] by Friday, Sept. 25. All other questions and requests can be sent to Dr. Drew Procaccino at [email protected]

Rider’s Center for Business Forensics, housed in the College of Business Administration, takes a multidisciplinary approach in providing instruction about corporate fraud and computer crime to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as in professional development programming for corporate, law enforcement and government organizations. The Center for Business Forensics is also a partner in the Cyber Crime and Forensics Institute, a multi-university, cross-disciplinary program with East Stroudsburg University and Drexel University that addresses issues related to computer forensics that are vital to law enforcement at all levels of government.