The Team

Our very human team is an all-volunteer effort of seasoned security experts who believe in the power of people and have a love of the psychology of crime.


Neal O’Farrell, the Irishman

Neal is one of the longest-serving security professionals on the planet, 40 years and counting, and has spent 25 years fighting the epidemic of identity theft and fraud.

Neal was a member of the Federal Communications Commission’s Cybersecurity Roundtable, Executive Director of the Identity Theft Council, the only security expert invited to advise President Barack Obama’s STOCK Act Panel, and has taught security to audiences around the world. Meet him.

Anne Madrid, the ex-cop

Anne spent nearly 25 years in law enforcement, including time with the FBI’s Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT), a multi-jurisdictional task force specializing in the investigation of high tech and identity theft related crimes.

Building on her passion for victim support, in 2009 Anne joined Neal in the creation of the nonprofit Identity Theft Council, an initiative focused on both helping victims get through the often life-changing crime of identity theft, and training law enforcement in how to better respond to victims. Meet her.