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Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America with approximately 10 million occurrences every year. On average, it will cost the victim several hundred dollars and dozens of hours to resolve. It can cause irrevocable damage to an organization's public opinion and reputation. This course will examine the major causes, factors, and outcomes of identity theft and organizational security breaches. Participants will be presented with current examples from a wide range of industries and attack types. This course will describe how to identify when theft occurs, what information is most at risk, where the stolen information is used, and best practices on how to prevent it from occurring. Critical Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft and Information Security Breaches is recommended for anyone concerned about their online safety and responsible for safeguarding their organizational data.
- Define the risk and hazards of identity theft and data breaches to the individual and the organization
- Identify the specific types of identity theft risk, including children, employment, utility, tax, medical and more
- Recognize the major signs of when identity theft might be occurring
- Make use of the various government resources to help mitigate the damage of identity theft
- Outline the differences between a credit freeze vs. a fraud alert as well as the intention of each activity
- Apply best practices to stay secure