Sometimes when the assailants are experts in hacking they can forge into the database systems and create new identity for the people. This can cause large scale damage and even terrorist infiltration into the system. People use a number of nefarious techniques in order to falsify identities. Individuals have to protect themselves from these forms of identity hijackers. Identity theft can potentially affect any demographics. In this process the people agencies and all the other stakeholders involved in the process should work together to ensure that this is under control.
From existing research statistics hence, it is evident that there is rising concerns of identity theft. Identity theft is multifaceted and is pervasive and has impacted all facets of the society. So the controls for the crime exists not only at the cyber police level, but action should be undertaken by the society as a whole. Controlling of identity theft needs to be effected through institutions and individual people. At institutional level basic protocols are being presented by organizations to protect their end user identity in the form of accessibility and authorization protocols. There is firewall protected systems, protected router systems, anti-virus software’s such as Mc-Afee and Norton and more.
At the individual level, sharing of private and confidential information must be avoided. Most organizations, institutions and the Government advise people on the issues of accessibility and more. Awareness programs and mails are send to people about scammers that can collect identity details. For instance, in the context of banks, basic customer identification is used along with some detailed add on programs in order to protect the id details of the customer (Madsen, et al, 2005).
Yet another important person, and agency involved are the software developers. They work on developing the right technology for controlling assailants who probe into confidential data. They work on developing software according to the identified identity threats, based on the legal heuristics. These data protection companies usually work with government agencies in the form of cohorts too (Brody et al, 2007).
Identity theft task forces have been operational since 2007. It is the duty of these task forces to prevent consumer data from entering criminal hands. The task force makes it difficult for the person who stole the identity to use the identity. It works with potential victims to assist in the detection of the identity theft. Also it works with individuals and organizations to help deter identity theft (Finklea, 2014).