Your identity may be the most valuable asset you posses. Former Dept. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff under the Bush administration stated, and I agree “I’m going to submit to you that in the 21st Century, the most important asset that we have to protect as individuals and as part of our nation is the control of our identity, who we are, how we identify ourselves, whether other people are permitted to masquerade and pretend to be us, and thereby damage our livelihood, damage our assets, damage our reputation, damage our standing in our community.”
And right now, every few seconds, someone’s identity is stolen because data is breached, computers are hacked, credit cards are compromised—and often, as a result, reputations are ruined. The fact is, the system we function under, combined with the conveniences of technology, is set up to fail due to flawed tech or simple scams. Dumpster divers, criminal hackers, database attackers, carders and mules are all part of organized criminal syndicates, and the work is not all done in a smoky back room anymore—they work out of cheap hotel rooms and mahogany-paneled corporate offices. Wherever it’s done, fraud and identity theft are extremely destructive to your family, your business and your clients. Much of this can be traced back to innocent mishandling of everyday data and passwords or a simple lack of attention to basic protections.
In this presentation, you will learn too:
- Share tricks of the trade and tools that people can use to take responsibility for their personal and business data
- Explore the journey of “innocuous” paper or digital information—and how it can wind up in the wrong hands
- Provide insight into criminals’ minds and the methods they use to exploit your information
- Reverse-engineer criminals’ strategies to teach you how to use these strategies to protect yourself