Identity

Identity Theft

One of the main motives of cybersecurity attacks is identity theft. Identity theft is the deliberate use of someone else’s identity, usually to use credit.

Phishing emails are commonly used to scam account information or install malware that sends information from your device. Be careful what links you click on.

Identity theft doesn’t just happen online. Discarded bank statements, bills, receipts, and old hard drives are also used by identity thieves.

Private Information Handling Quick Reference Table

Private Information Handling Quick Reference Table

This table provides recommendations on the correct handling of private information at RIT.

New York State defines private information (PI) as any personal information concerning a natural person combined with one or more of the following data elements: Social Security number, driver's license number, account number, or credit or debit card number in combination with any required security code.