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.
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.”