Mitigation of Identity Theft in the Information Age

Mitigation of Identity Theft in the Information Age

Reggie Becker (Emerson Electric, USA), Mark B. Schmidt (St. Cloud State University, USA) and Allen C. Johnston (University of Louisana Monroe, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-987-8.ch067
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Abstract

The information age is characterized by unprecedented levels of information sharing, connectivity, and convenience. Along with the expediency afforded us by electronic commerce (e-commerce), online banking, e-mail reminders, and electronic government (e-government) services comes a degree of dependence on the information technology that drives these processes. Moreover, these processes are inherently insecure, thereby generating an unparalleled level of concern for computer security and identity theft, in particular. This article will discuss identity theft techniques and describe how readers can avoid it.

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