We often hear that individuals and consumers need to be vigilant in protecting their identity, especially online. What we may not hear is that identity theft in the workplace is on the rise, as well.
There are a number of concerns with cybersecurity at work, chief among them being identity theft. Also known as identity fraud, identity theft is typically a crime in which someone obtains key pieces of personally identifiable information, such as Social Security or driver's license numbers. This information is then used to make purchases online and other activities.
Technology has great potential for businesses in almost every realm of their organizations. However, its personal use by employees has also become the number one employment legal risk for employers. In fact, according to a recent study, businesses report that about 25 percent of outgoing email contains content that could pose a legal, financial or regulatory risk.
Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is typically a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personally identifiable information, such as Social Security or driver's license numbers, in order to impersonate someone else. This is often done online which has led to the term “cybercrime.”