Identities are stolen at a rate of one every two seconds. Data breaches are an enormous resource for the information needed to steal someone's identity and then become that person in order to use that new identity for medical treatments, credit, etc. This session will discuss the recent major data breaches here in the United States including what type of breach, how the breach occurred and what the response was. Also covered are recent hacks into the federal government and the information stolen such as job information, SSN, fingerprints, dates of birth, name of private contractors, etc. Presented is a combined look at the amount of data recent hacks have exposed, who these hackers are and what thieves do with the stolen data. The vulnerability of the workplace concerning cybercrime, cyber soft spots in the office and that 30% of data breaches come from human error will be discussed. Recent concerns over CEO email scams will also be explained.
Identify a new and in-depth understanding of the seriousness of fraud in today's world
Illustrate the enormity of identity theft crime and how it affects an individual's life in so many areas - health insurance, credit, income taxes including refunds, banking, just to name a few
Identify where the money obtained through these crimes is used to support such things as terrorism and human trafficking
Describe new thought to ethics in the workplace and employee responsibility
Describe how they can protect the information they have access to by avoiding phishing scams, false e-mails, procedures for handling office equipment such as laptops and copying machines