Personal data is increasingly being exchanged and stored by electronic means, making businesses, organizations and individuals more vulnerable than ever to identity theft and fraud. This book provides a practical and accessible guide to identity theft and fraud using a risk management approach. It outlines various strategies that can be easily implemented to help prevent identity theft and fraud. It addresses technical issues in a clear and uncomplicated way to help decision-makers at all levels understand the steps their businesses and organizations can take to mitigate identity theft and fraud risks. And it highlights the risks individuals face in this digital age. This book can help anyone – businesses and organizations of all sizes, as well as individuals – develop an identity theft and fraud prevention strategy that will reduce their risk and protect their identity assets.
To date, little has been written on identity theft and fraud with a Canadian audience in mind. This book fills that gap, helping Canadians minimize their identity theft and fraud risks.
Norm Archer is professor emeritus of the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. He has published widely on eGovernment, eBusiness and eHealth.
Susan Sproule is assistant professor of Information Systems at Brock University and a professional engineer.
Yufei Yuan is professor of Information Systems at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. He has published in many areas including electronic commerce, emergency response systems, security and privacy, and information systems in health care.
Ken Guo is assistant professor of Accounting at the College of Business, Western New England University and a certified management accountant.
Junlian Xiang is assistant professor at the Ted Rogers School of Business, Ryerson University.