May Recap: New Faces, New Digs & More Community
This past month was a proud one for CSID – with new faces, a new Austin office and various community outreach initiatives.
Welcome to CSID, Kent Bloomstrand
While Kent took his post at CSID as Chief Technology Officer back in April, we told the world in May. Kent came to us from OpenText Corporation, and we look forward to working with him on the development and infrastructure of new products. Get to know more about Kent in the official announcement.
A New HQ
Last year our team grew by more than 46%, and to accommodate our expanding company and more robust tea, we needed a brand new Austin office. So, we moved! We’re still getting settled, but stay tuned for pictures and updates from us enjoying our new digs.
Foster Care Month
May was National Foster Care Month. We dedicated much of our social media efforts this month to educate others about the identity theft risks that foster children face. While 1 in 10 kids are at risk for identity theft, the risk is much higher for kids in the foster system. See our blog post on Foster Care Month for more information about these risks, as well as how to protect all children from identity theft.
Joe Ross at ATC CEO Summit
Our president Joe Ross participated in the Austin Technology Council’s CEO Summit. We were honored to have Joe represent us, as we’re proud to be a part of Austin’s growing technology community.
Joe Ross at MPA Entrepreneurship Panel
Joe also represented CSID – and his entrepreneurial side – at the MPA Council’s Entrepreneurship Panel in early May. He spoke alongside the founders of fellow Austin businesses, Tiff’s Treats, P. Terry’s and Stubb’s BBQ. He deserves extra recognition for representing the tech community among a panel of foodies. Nice job, Joe!
Coming up in June – let’s talk SMB! Survey, webinar and Twitter Chat
If you recall, this quarter we’re focusing on small business security risks, reputation management and best security practices. We’ve been surveying small business owners to get their perspectives on these topics, and we’ll present the findings next month in a whitepaper. We’ll also be hosting a webinar on the topic with other experts – stay tuned for more details. But coming up just next week is our Twitter chat about SMB security risks. Join us on June 6th at 1 PM CT using the hashtag #IDTheftChat.