Adam K. Levin is a consumer advocate with more than 30 years of experience and is a nationally recognized expert on cybersecurity, privacy, identity theft, fraud, and personal finance. A former Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Mr. Levin is Chairman and founder of CyberScout and co-founder of Credit.com. Adam Levin is the author of Amazon Best Seller “Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves.”
Mr. Levin’s mission is to educate consumers, businesses and lawmakers about identity management, privacy, credit and security issues. He is the security and credit expert for ABCNews.com and writes a weekly column that appears on ABC News, The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, AOL, MSN, and MarketWatch. He is a contributor for Inc. Magazine and The Hill and has written guest columns that have appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, The Hill, Bloomberg View, American Express Security Center, The National Cybersecurity Alliance blog, Entrepreneur, and WIRED.
Mr. Levin is a frequent guest appearing on many programs including The Today Show, MSNBC News Nation and MSNBC Live, CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, CNBC Closing Bell, America’s News HQ on Fox News, Varney & Co. on Fox Business, Inside City Hall on NY1, Bloomberg Surveillance, The Willis Report on Fox Business, Fox & Friends, Fox Business After the Bell, ABC World News Tonight, ABC News Nightline, Cavuto: Coast to Coast on Fox Business, Mornings with Maria on Fox Business, PBS Nightly Business Report and Al Jazeera, as well as radio appearances throughout the country, including NPR, ABC News Radio, Bloomberg Radio, Associated Press Radio, CBS News Radio, 1010 Wins, WTOP and SiriusXM, and features in The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, and The Chicago Tribune.
During the time he served as Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, he was responsible for over 40 laws and regulations, and considered one of the most important voices in the consumer protection arena in the United States consulting with state and federal regulatory agencies on issues ranging from federal product recalls and enforcement of gasoline price controls to small business protection.
His thought leadership drives the vision for Credit.com and CyberScout, which he co-founded in 1994 and 2003 respectively. Now in its 10th year, CyberScout has become one of the largest identity theft education and resolution, identity management and data breach response companies in the country. It has a client base of 500 institutions and 600,000 small businesses. On an enrollment basis, over 10 percent of the households in the United States (some 17.5 million) participate in one or more of its resolution, life stage management or breach response programs.
Credit.com is among the most respected credit education and consumer advocacy companies in the nation. Millions of consumers call on Credit.com every month to help them understand their credit. Its expert content and award winning free tools have drawn rave reviews from consumers, personal finance experts and the media. Adam and his team of nationally recognized credit experts produce content which is carried daily by most of the major media outlets in America.
He is president of the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, which has been a strong supporter of financial literacy, higher education and the arts.
He has an AB in Political Science from Stanford University (1971) and a JD from the University of Michigan, School of Law. He was twice nominated to run for the U. S. House of Representatives from his home state of New Jersey. He now lives in New York City with his wife and son.
Adam’s speaking topics include a broad range of personal finance topics, such as how to turn your your credit and identity portfolios into résumés – and not rap sheets; the benefits and perils of credit; the continuing struggle between convenience and security online; privacy issues from smartphones to smart homes; the growing peril of medical ID theft; and the inevitability of identity theft including ways to minimize your risk of exposure and develop a personal culture of monitoring and identify effective damage control programs.