Read Case #5 – “Fifteen Million Identity Theft Victims” then answer the following questions:
- You have the responsibility to protect yourself / company from data theft. Visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Information Identity Theft website.
- Create a brief document highlighting the actions you can take to protect our identity and ensure our personal information is safe. Your submission should be a Word document of at least 400 words, with proper grammar, spelling and punctuation, including APA formatted references and in-text citations
Case Study Below:
“ Fifteen Million Identity Theft VictimsIdentity theft has quickly become the most common, expensive, and pervasive crime in the United States. The identities of more than 15 million U.S. citizens are stolen each year, with financial losses exceeding $50 billion. This means that the identities of almost 10 percent of U.S. adults will be sto-len this year, with losses of around $4,000 each, not to mention the 100 million U.S. citizens whose personal data will be compromised due to data breaches on corporate and government databases.The growth of organized crime can be attributed to the massive amounts of data collection along with the increased cleverness of professional identity thieves. Starting with individually tailored phish-ing and vishing scams, increasingly successful corporate and government databases hackings, and intricate networks of botnets that hijack millions of computers without a trace, we must wake up to this ever-increasing threat to all Americans.”