Approaching Identity Theft in Education from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Author:
Susan Helser, Denise McKernan
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302.57 kB
Date:
01 July 2010
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The focus of this paper is to discuss observations and common issues that exist with respect to information assurance in rural and urban environments. Due to an often limited prior exposure to computer technology before starting college, students in rural and urban areas begin their studies with an experience deficit that provides an easy attack vector for identity thieves to exploit. In addition to potentially significant personal harm to the individual, losses that result have a negative impact on society. We propose an interdisciplinary approach to address the problem that incorporates the use of case studies to promote discussion and awareness in at risk student populations.

Approaching Identity Theft in Education from an Interdisciplinary Perspective