Brad Wiskirchen Headlines at CEO Speaker Series

07-Apr-2008

Kount CEO to discuss ways to guard against online organized crime and other forms of internet fraud at Boise CEO Speaker Series

BOISE, Idaho - Boise, recently named by Forbes as the #2 place in America for business and careers and #7 as an Up and Coming Tech City, has long been regarded as a high-tech hub. The number of people employed in the high-tech arena and the number of innovative products and patents that come out of the city rank among the nation's top 10. Among the hundreds of tech companies headquartered in Boise is Kount, a newly formed subsidiary of Keynetics.

Kount has just launched an online fraud control technology that seeks and destroys online organized crime rings, otherwise known as botnets. The FBI cites the level of danger posed by botnets as high, declaring them “a growing threat to national security, the national information infrastructure, and the economy. (See Over 1 Million Potential Victims of Botnet Cyber Crime.)

With this in mind, The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce has invited Brad Wiskirchen, CEO of Kount, to headline its CEO Speaker Series, April 16 at Boise's Grove Hotel. Addressing executives from several hundred companies, Wiskirchen will discuss current and future challenges companies will deal with in the face of fraud and give best-practice measures to avert continued losses, rising costs and wasted time associated with online crime.

About Kount

Kount is an online fraud prevention tool that guards against online organized crime directed at F100 retailers and money transfer agents. It also pierces proxies through advanced geo location technology and reports changes in risk via dynamic scoring. Kount is an application that works with any payment platform. Other features designed specifically for top internet retailers include customizable business rules for optimized performance and manual review automation tools. For more information about Kount, please visit www.kount.com or call Dave Walker, vice president of sales, at 208-867-2014, daw@keynetics.com.