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Dorian Cougias, a NEMEA Fellow, to Speak March 25, 2009, at The Knowledge Congress’ Web Event on “The Red Flag Rule: Post Implementation Issues”

The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory-focused webcasts, announced today that Dorian Cougias, a NEMEA Fellow, will speak at the upcoming webcast titled “The Red Flag Rule: Post Implementation Issues”. This two-hour event is scheduled for Wednesday,March 25, 2009, from noon to 2:00 p.m. EST.

New York, NY, February 13, 2009 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory-focused webcasts, announced today that Dorian Cougias, a NEMEA Fellow, will speak at the upcoming webcast titled “The Red Flag Rule: Post Implementation Issues”. This two-hour event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2009, from noon to 2:00 p.m. EST. To help educate financial institutions about The Red Flag Rule, The Knowledge Congress assembled a distinguished panel of professionals and key regulators who will share their observations and concerns about the subject. The speakers will present their expert opinions during the Live webcast.

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent mandate requires organizations to develop a sound identity-theft-prevention program. Assessing key risk factors, adopting test policies and procedures and training employees to ensure that precautions are implemented besets financial institutions with challenges for completing their Red Flag Rule program. This timely event will greatly benefit organizations faced with the implementation of The Red Flag Rule, which takes effect on May 1, 2009. This is a must-attend for all financial institutions and creditors as it will help them understand post-implementation issues and enable them to fast-track their programs.

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About Dorian Cougias

Dorian Cougias is currently a "CIO-to-go" for multiple Fortune 1000 organizations within the United States and abroad. He focuses solely on bringing these organizations up to speed on national and international regulatory issues and then puts into place the teams and processes to support their compliance needs. Dorian provides his clients with the speed and momentum to raise the bar for operational reliability, awareness, planning and implementation of compliance strategies and initiatives. Dorian helps NEMEA and its clients by bridging the gap between regulations and reality.

Dorian was the former CIO of InterPublic Group, the world’s largest advertising agency with offices in 97 countries. Further, he served as CIO of the multiaward-winning Fallon McElligott, as well as for the Medical College of Ohio – a leading research facility specializing in long-distance medicine. He holds the position of lead analyst for the Unified Compliance Framework, which is used by nearly half of the Fortune 500 companies as well as the U.S. Departments of Justice, Treasury and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dorian writes and speaks extensively on various matters of compliance – and information technology. Additionally, he is a leading expert witness and has won numerous writing and speaking awards. For more information about Dorian Cougias, please visit


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