Overview

Whether federal, state or local agency, public safety or educational organization, TransUnion's suite of mission-critical solutions provides the public sector with vital information and an unmatched combination of credit and non-credit data to help ensure citizen safety, manage compliance and boost services for constituents served. Our comprehensive and unique sets of credit, criminal and public data, coupled with flexible analytics, help agencies detect and prevent cyber fraud, and make connections between people, businesses, assets and locations.

Our experience has given us a deep understanding of the challenges facing your organization, your service requirements, and the factors that impact your daily operations. Visit www.transunion.com/industry/public-sector to learn more.

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New Survey Finds Identity Theft Reported by 10% of Consumers Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic

10/1/20

As part of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (under the Financial Services Sector), TransUnion plays a key role in protecting credit and financial-related data of hundreds of millions of Americans. In that vein, we aim to show government and industry partners the tools available to help protect their own data — especially regarding fraud mitigation, insider threat detection, continuous vetting of government personnel and identity verification/authentication, among others.

Identifying Unemployment Insurance Fraud During the COVID-19 Crisis — a Three-Phased Approach

8/26/20

State unemployment agencies have been overwhelmed with Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic shut down, leading to unprecedented opportunities for UI fraud. This creates a difficult balancing act for state agencies that must pay benefits quickly to those in need while preventing and investigating potentially fraudulent claims.

Data Enhances Effectiveness of Public Health Agencies’ Contact Tracing Programs

7/17/20

As public health agencies across the country struggle to balance reopening local economies while mitigating the spread of COVID-19, their ability to manage effective contact tracing programs is critical. TransUnion just added new functionality to TLOxp® that will help public health agencies run more efficient communicable disease contact tracing investigations.

Device Verification Strategies Enhance Insider Threat Programs

6/24/20

As agencies move their insider threat programs forward, multiple strategies are key to ensuring effective continuous monitoring – including externally provided data. Early identification of risk is critical to evaluating threats to effectively intervene before a malicious event occurs.

Three Key Ways Government Agencies Can Protect Against Account Takeover

5/6/20

When government agencies offer entitlements, benefits or loans, there seems to be a lineup of fraudsters poised to steal them. In today’s evolving environment, stimulus benefits will be up for grabs. As well, when you consider Social Security, Veteran’s disability, student loans and grants, supplemental income, nutrition assistance, unemployment, Medicare, Medicaid or Affordable Care — it’s clear no program is safe and no tax refund out of bounds.

Implementing a COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program to Support Reopening the Economy

4/16/20

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic has drastically changed most every aspect of our lives. While the focus of this public health emergency has rightly been saving lives and reducing the virus’ spread, the economic fallout has been dramatic following the shuttering of much of the economy. The COVID-19 crisis is forecasted to peak in May, but we can expect a slow resumption of normal economic and social activities until a vaccine is widely available next year.

Better Data Protects Organizations and Employees From Insider Threats

3/30/20

Government agencies and the defense industrial base are constantly up against insider threats. But with a comprehensive insider threat program, there are ways you can protect your organization, employees and contractors — as discussed in our recent Insider Threat Insight Guide.

Better Detect Insider Threats with External Data

3/26/20

A comprehensive insider threat program should include external information, such as credit and public records, to effectively inform security managers of potential risks. At the 6th Annual Insider Threat Summit, TransUnion's Greg Pierson discussed which kinds of external information to look for and how to apply it to your insider threat program. He also revealed a new approach to uncovering hidden insider risks that requires little to no personal information.

Lending Our Expertise to National Security: Five Questions with Jonathan McDonald

3/5/19

As part of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (under the Financial Services Sector), TransUnion plays a key role in protecting credit and financial-related data of hundreds of millions of Americans. In that vein, we aim to show government and industry partners the tools available to help protect their own data — especially regarding fraud mitigation, insider threat detection, continuous vetting of government personnel and identity verification/authentication, among others.

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