Identity theft is the stealing and use of someone’s personal information and is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation (Dole, 2005). According to Federal Trade Commission estimates, identity thieves victimize approximately 10 million Americans every year at a cost of an astonishing $50 billion (2005). Identity theft has been going on for years now and is easily done with the help of today’s technology. According to the Federal Trade Commission, there are six common ways that identity thieves get a hold of personal information. The varieties of methods that are used are dumpster diving, skimming, phishing, changing the victim’s address, stealing, and pretexting (Federal Trade Commission). Once someone’s identity is stolen,
In recent years, the world has seen significant changes in technology. With new technology come new challenges. One of those new challenges is identity theft. Identity theft can happen through the internet, ATM, emails, or even a phone. Identity theft can happen when any person(s) takes an individual’s information, such as their Social Security number, or even banking information for financial gain. “Close to 100 million Americans have their personal information placed at risk of theft each year when records in databases are lost, stolen or accessed by unauthorized individuals” (Information systems and technology, n.d.). Identity theft not only costs the person, whose
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing cybercrimes being conducted in today’s society. It is almost impossible to detect until it is too late. With the advancement of technology it can happen from anywhere in the world, from a remote village in Vietnam to the computer smart kid that lives down the street. And it is being done with as little as $40 dollars in equipment, which is turned into millions of dollars in theft and return. The procurement and safe keeping of who you are is a not a tough battle, and
We are living in the world where we are required to yield our personal data information to authority or companies such as names, date of birth, social security number or even credit numbers (Magalhaes, 2012). We may be aware that the personal data can expose to unauthorized people if our data is not secure properly, either via wire or wireless network. Lost or stolen data has been seen while data is transferred between different users using both networks. Can we trust companies to keep our data safe from being lost or misuse? Yes, we can. With new cyber-crime laws are enforced, it is in the company's best interest to keep their customers' data more secure (Magalhaes, 2012). This article will summarize the major security risks and threats to
“Identity Theft” is a term that frequently arises, however, countless times, most do not associate theft with technology based upon the internet. Identity theft rings have targeted consumer users, via online banking systems and different forms of social media to gather enough information on individual users to steal identities. These theft rings are rampant and widespread. Capturing and punishing these kind of criminals is time consuming and difficult at best. Unfortunately, even if you are not a frequent user of computers you are still vulnerable to having your identity stolen over the internet. Each of us has to equip ourselves to the best of our ability to prevent such theft from happening to us.
In this day and age, the threat of identity theft for the common individual has increased drastically. With advancements in technology and the ever growing power of the internet, identity thieves can rob personal information from unsuspecting victims quickly and easily. Identity theft has formed into a particular type of cyber crime. Perpetrators access the personal information of individuals by “phishing”, deceiving them into giving them personal data, the use of malware to access information, or hacking which allows criminals to illegally access individual’s computers. However, the breach of personal data is not limited to the individual person, as recently as 2016 organizations such as the United States Federal Reserve, the Central Bank
The CRUD Security Matrix: A Technique for Documenting Access Rights by Lunsford & Collins (2008) mentioned to three types of access controls with more details: Mandatory access control (MAC), which must mean users get access formal clearance in all parts of the object before acquiring access to an object. In fact the administrator to delete a user based on the sensitivity of the information is responsible in the object and the level of the user's permission. The user is not entitled to other users to access the object. But in discretionary access control (DAC) grant or deny users access to objects under their control. It said DAC is the weakest form of access control; but it is useful in many places, and control role-based access (RBAC), the
“110 million Americans saw their identities compromised in 2014” Gault argues, adding that 110 million is one in every two Americans (2). With new technological inventions, such as the cloud, which allows remote access to stored information, there are “too many vulnerabilities hackers can exploit” (Gault 7). Cybersecurity has been breached due to the lack of integrity in the system. There is an acute focus on encryption in the industry with the belief that it is the key in ensuring confidentiality and ultimately, cybersecurity. Meanwhile, the industry “rarely” addresses integrity (Gault 17). Gault firmly argues that “the system is broken” because of the lack of integrity in the system. Confidentiality, while important, is not integral in preventing and providing solutions for data breach and theft. The current system solution for cybersecurity threat is dominated by a “lock-and-key system”; preventative, but once access is achieved, accessibility becomes much more effortless for others (Gault 21). Gault suggests an integrity solution that acts more “like an alarm”, a method focused on monitoring suspicious activity on online databases and platforms that then sends an alert when suspicious activity is detected. (22). Gault argues the loss of integrity is apparent in the cybersecurity industry because of the method in which prevents unauthorized access and thievery does not include elements of integrity. The
This paper introduces the impact cybersecurity has on our society and the ways it has impacted our lives. It will further discuss three different industries and how identity threats, and hacking incidents could be reduced from the use of secure softwares. The three industries that will be primarily focused are the education system, banks, and healthcare and how cybersecurity could be improved to further prevent cases of hacking and cyber breech. The current security software and the future of cybersecurity softwares will be discussed in terms of the industries and how it can be
Access control. Technical policies need to be created that permit access only to those individuals who have right to do so. For this purpose unique user identification is required. In case of emergency situation define who is allowed to access to PHI, rather than the person assigned originally. Automatic log-off, encryption, decryption are essential for protection PHI.
In today’s vastly technological world, when it comes to internet and computer security, people are either scared or unaware of the dangers present. Everything we use in our daily lives, from devices such as phones, tablets, and computers, to cars, gas stations, and electrical plants, is run by computers. This puts millions and billions of people at risk with impending security attacks just a keystroke away. The threat of an attack or breach in a system puts information security at a premium for many organizations and individuals. Therefore the onus is on businesses and organizations to ensure the confidentiality of information in their possession. Securing information prevents breaches and cyberattacks, protects the privacy of
The three main access control methods available are Mandatory Access Control (MAC), Discretionary Access Control (DAC) and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). Each one of these control methods provides different layers or levels of technical controls that will limit an IT system or network user’s access to data based on security access controls. Mandatory Access Control is a security model where users are given permissions to resources (files, folders or documents) by an administrator (Windows OS) or root (LINUX or UNIX OS) user. The configuration changes to the file or resource permissions can only be modified by the authorized system administrator. Discretionary Access Control is a security model where users
The process of verifying a person’s identity, also called authentication, plays an important role in various areas of everyday life. Any situation with user interaction where the identity is required needs a means to verify the claimed identity. One of the more obvious and commonly known application areas for identity verifying technologies, i.e. authentication, is the Logical Access Control to computer systems, where authenticity is normally established by confirming aclaimed identity with a secret password or PIN code.Traditional methods of confirming the identity of an unknown person rely either upon some secret knowledge (such as a PIN or password) or upon an object the person possesses (such as a key or card). But
Customer Needs- Security systems are required by people to0 keep their homes safe, it gives them a sense of safety for their personal belongings, when they are away from their home.
Confidentiality: Access controls help ensure that only authorized subjects can access objects. When unauthorized entities are able to access systems or data, it results in a loss of confidentiality.