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With 92 percent of the public concerned about threats to privacy, you need a security policy that meets regulatory, customer, employee and your personal needs.

According to Federal Trade Commission research, 1 in 4 Americans will become an Identity Theft victim at least once.

How can I protect my family and myself from Identity Theft?

When it comes down to Identity Theft protection, there is an important point to realize: no matter what protective measures you may take, a determined adversary will find a way to counter. However, if you take defensive measures, a not so determined adversary will seek easier opportunities.

Defending your personal information takes several forms.

There are the things you do day to day that can serve as protective measures most at little or no cost that serve as a Passive Defense, and those will be outlined in greater detail.

The next form of defense is an Active Defense where measures are taken on you behalf by service providers to help detect, stop, and recover from Identity Theft.

There are the items that reside outside of your control. It is up to companies and others to safeguard your information as a matter of trust, so consider who you are doing business with. For this, we offer workshops on how to take the Active Defense to the next level yourself and actively manage your exposure.

Passive Defensive Measures

The following are day to day activities you may perform without considering, but things that criminals have. These are some of the most common means used to gain information about a personís identity so that criminals may utilize that information. Consider the following solutions when it comes to your protection. You donít have to do everything, but doing something may make the difference.

The basic personal information that would be useful to criminals includes your

Mail

Displaying Personal Information

Internet sites and unsolicited vendors

Trash

Your Personal Computer

Your Work Computer

Email

Web Sites

Downloads

Carrying Personal Information

Using Public Facilities

Cell or Cordless Phones

Passwords

Credit Card and Financial Institution Fraud Protection

Active Defensive Measures

Establish a Baseline

Identity Monitoring

Restoration

Legal Representation and Counsel

It is through the combination of defensive measures that offers a person the best defense against Identity Theft. There is no single action one can do to prevent Identity Theft from occurring. A determined adversary will find a way if you are their intended target. Remember, it took terrorists two attempts to bring down the World Trade Center. As tragic as this event was, we will remember the lessons learned, and will succeed in spite of their efforts to bring us down.

The only Active Defensive Measure service that we recommend is that offered through Kroll Fraud Solutions' ID TheftSmart affinity program.

Taking Active Defensive Measures to the Next Level

Learn how to apply information security methodologies to your personal information at one of our Personal Private Information Security Workshops.

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