Preventing Identity Theft in Your Business

By Judith M. Collins, Ph.D

Book cover for preventing ID theft
Preventing Identity Theft in Your Business


Identified by the FBI as the top crime of the 21st century, identity theft is most commonly committed inside the workplace, and the victims are always a company’s employees or customers. Preventing Identity Theft in Your Business presents a comprehensive, four-factor model for implementing an effective information security plan and provides step-by-step guidance on employee selection and training. Rich with real-world case studies illustrating how identity theft is committed and prevented, this resource clearly demonstrates how you and your employees can foster an honest work culture in your workplace.

Highlights include:

  • The legal requirements for business
  • How to tighten your business borders
  • How to recruit your employees for security
  • The e-business website
  • E-commerce best practices for customers
  • HIPPA: Security for healthcare companies
  • The security standard checklist

Product Details

Label Value
ISBN 0-471-69469-X
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Publishing
Published Copyright 2005
Pages 245
Format Hardcover

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What Is an “Identity”?
Chapter 2 Identity Theft: Effects on Victims
Chapter 3 Identity Crime Is Entrenched
Chapter 4 Identity Crimes Are Escalating
Chapter 5 Legal Requirements for Businesses
Chapter 6 Caveat Lector. Let the Reader Beware.
Chapter 7 The BISP Plan: Tighten Your Business Borders
Chapter 8 Begin the Exercises: Identify Your Business Identities
Chapter 9 Securing the People Front: The Security Job Analysis
Chapter 10 The People Front: Recruitment for Security
Chapter 11 The People Front: Personnel Selection for Security
Chapter 12 The People Front: Select for Motivation
Chapter 13 The People Front: Select for Integrity and Security
Chapter 14 The People Front: Select for Interpersonal Skills
Chapter 15 The People Front: Socialization, Company Culture, and the Realistic Job Preview
Chapter 16 The People Front: Socializing Newcomers to the Honest Company Culture
Chapter 17 The People Front: Appraisal and Feedback for Performance and Security
Chapter 18 The Process Front: Secure Business Information Processes
Chapter 19 The Property Front: The E-Business Web Site
Chapter 20 The Customer Security Program
Chapter 21 E-Commerce “Best Practices” for Customers
Chapter 22 The Legislative Process
Chapter 23 The HIPAA Database
Appendix A The Security Standard Checklist
Appendix B Checklist of Team Prerequisites
Appendix C Structured and Formal Brainstorming: Step-by-Step Instructions
Appendix D Cause and Effect Analysis: Step-by-Step Instructions
Appendix E The Security Focus Group Interview
Appendix F The Security Job Description
Appendix G Industrial and Organizational Specialists in Test Development and Validation
Appendix H One Company’s Short- and Long-Term Strategic Plan
Appendix I The Information Process: Definition, Description, and Illustration
Appendix J The Pareto Analysis: Definition, Description, and Illustration
Appendix K Forerunners in the Support of Identity Theft Legislation

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