Protecting Your Child’s Identity at School

Depending on the age of your child, you may not be worried about his or her identity being stolen.  However, 1.3 million children are impacted by identity theft or fraud each year (Chappel, 2016), and a recent study indicated that up to 10% of America’s youth have potentially been targets of identity theft.  As students … Continue reading Protecting Your Child’s Identity at School

Think Like an Identity Thief

Identity theft seems like a modern term, but today’s hackers did not invent the idea.  Historians can date what we refer to as identity theft all the way back to 3,500 B.C.E. in ancient Mesopotamia.  Thieves would steal cylinder seals used to show ownership of property and identification, then use them as their own1.  So, … Continue reading Think Like an Identity Thief

Tip of the Month – July 2017

Keep your identity safe when tracking your health and wellness! Activity trackers and their accounts hold a lot of personal information you may not even think about on a daily basis.  It’s more than just calories in and steps – your tracker contains your age, weight, gender, height, and maybe even your birthday!  You also … Continue reading Tip of the Month – July 2017