According to Wikipedia, Information Security means protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction.
Most people would take that definition on consider that it only relates to big networks, servers, computers and more. Unfortunately, so many people take this for granted, that it is not surprising that there is so much identity theft and fraud in today’s society. Criminals are smarter, so you need to take the proper security measures to ensure that you do not fall victim to information theft.
Typically, information security on the personal level can be split into three separate categories: Confidentiality, Integrity and Authenticity (Traditionally, the CIA triad was considered the core principles, however the A referred to availability).
On Monday, September 28, 2009 there will be a lecture on identity theft and economic crime at Genesee Conservation League in Penfield, NY. The lecture starts at 6:30pm.
The lecture will explore issues regarding the use of the internet, phones and mail order. It will look at major ways that thieves steal your information or use your identity to make purchases through:
Also discussed will be how to best protect yourself from these threats.
The lecture is being hosted by Rochester Personal Defense and will be lead by Steven Coleman, CRPC, financial adviser, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management. Steve Coleman joined Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor in 2006 after a 20 year career in the Automotive Aftermarket. Steve’s educational background is in engineering, mathematics, and business. In July 2007, Steve earned his Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®), a designation offered through the College for Financial Planning.
Guest speakers will be Investigator Fred Austin and Sgt. Michael Bihrle, Monroe County Economic Crimes Unit.
The lecture is free to attend and you need not be a member at GCL. You must RSVP to Steve via email to insure there is a seat and handout for you. Click here to RSVP.
Genesee conservation is located at: The Genesee Conservation League, 1570 Old Penfield RoadRochester, NY 14625