I’ve worked for many years with leading industry influencers and organizations working to advance a more secure, trusted and privacy-respecting internet.
This includes the launch of the Liberty Alliance Identity Theft Special Interest Group – the world’s first initiative to bring people and organizations together to collaboratively address identity theft issues on a global scale.
I have first-hand knowledge of some of the great organizations and some of the remarkable people working to combat the identity theft problem.
But even with all of the great work that has taken place to date, the risks – due in part to the incredibly rapid growth in social networking – remain high.
A survey released today by Faronics finds that an amazing 32% of respondents would send a password, banking info, or their mother’s maiden name via email or a social networking site.
As was the case ten years ago when the identity theft awareness issue was just beginning to explode, it would seem that educating on how to reduce risks that could lead to identity theft needs to remain a top industry priority. – Russ DeVeau