Jim Stickley The Truth About Identity Theft

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The Truth About Identity Theft

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“This book will open your eyes, scare you smart, and make you think twice. Identity theft can happen to you and this book is a must read. Jim Stickley tells you why and how you need to protect yourself.”

Matt Lauer, Anchor, TODAY Show

"Nowadays, identity theft is an all-too-common occurrence that puts more than just your finances in jeopardy. Fortunately, Jim Stickley's easy-to-understand advice can teach you how to spot and stay ahead of security threats. In short, this book is a must read."

Wes Millar, Senior Vice President of CUNA Strategic Services

 

"In an age when identity theft will affect everyone sooner or later, this book is simply a must-read. Jim Stickley teaches you to spot the danger signs and offers smart solutions for everything from banking security and online shopping scams to medical identity theft. Whether it's you, your parents', or your kids' identities, everyone has something to protect. This book tells you what you need to know."

Jim Bell, Executive Producer, TODAY Show

 

"Jim Stickley shares his amazing experiences as a professional hacker in the most entertaining manner. He’s a great storyteller and captures your attention with his experiences, which will make you want to upscale your efforts protect your firm’s data and your own ID. Jim’s stories are fascinating. Most of us can’t imagine how simple it is for him to succeed as a conman in situations we think are safe. The trade secrets of hackers he shares with us are mind boggling! You won’t let your guard down after learning what Jim has actually done to get companies and individuals' private information. He’s the updated version of 'To Catch a Thief'[el]but he’s a good guy!"

Nancy E. Sheppard, President & CEO of Western Independent Bankers (A Trade Association of 350 Banks)

 

"If you’re not worried about identity theft, you should be[el]and Stickley tells you exactly why. His engaging writing style, coupled with real-life stories about identity theft and concrete actions to help you prevent identity theft are exactly what’s needed to make people take notice of this growing crime. I’ll recommend this book again and again!"

Jerri L. Ledford, About.com Guide to Identity Theft

 

Everything you must know to protect yourself and your business from identity thieves!

 

· The truth about real-world identity theft attacks

· The truth about how easy it is for thieves to make off with your identity

· The truth about stopping identity thieves in their tracks

 

Jim Stickley has stolen credit cards, hacked Social Security numbers, robbed banks, and created fake ATMs. He has broken into armed government facilities and has stolen from teenagers. He is an identity thief, but he is no criminal. Fortunately for all victims involved, Jim was hired to perform these attacks by corporations testing their security, news agencies investigating security concerns, and other media outlets interested in knowing just how easy it is to commit identity theft. His job is to find security flaws before the real criminals find them. This book has been designed to give you the insight that most people only experience after becoming victims of identity theft. Each Truth walks you through a different type of attack, explaining the complete process in a very simple and straight-forward way. Like a magician actually revealing what happens behind the curtain, Jim takes you through the attacks to reveal how people at home, work, and on the road become victims. Prepare yourself. What you read here might be disturbing, but you will never be truly safe from identity thieves until you learn to think like one.

 

 

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Jim Stickley is CTO and Vice President of Strategic Operations at TraceSecurity Inc. He was one of the original founders of TraceSecurity and is a renowned security expert. He has been involved in thousands of security services for financial institutions, Fortune 100 corporations, health care facilities, legal firms, insurance companies, and government agencies. He has been a security consultant for numerous magazines and newspapers, and he has been featured in Time Magazine, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, New York Times, and many other industry-specific publications such as PC Magazine and Security Focus. He also has been showcased on NBC’s Nightly News, CNN’s NewsNight, several CNBC programs including The Big Idea and Business Nation and numerous times on NBC’s Today Show. He has physically breached the security of more than 1,000 facilities nationwide and had access to billions of dollars through stolen identities. When not on assignment, Jim continues to serve as a speaker and has delivered hundreds of speeches at security-related trade shows, conventions, seminars, and forums throughout the U.S. and other countries, covering topics ranging from identity theft to national cyberterrorism. Be sure to visit www.stickleyonsecurity.com for security tips and the latest alerts.

 

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Introduction

Introduction

I have stolen credit cards, hacked social security numbers, robbed banks, and created fake ATMs. I have broken into armed government facilities and have stolen from teenagers. I am an identity thief, but I am no criminal.

In the end, I have found there is little separation between attacking a corporation in New York City and targeting a housewife in Dover, Ohio.

Fortunately for all victims involved, I was hired to perform these attacks by corporations testing their security, news agencies investigating security concerns, and other media outlets interested in knowing just how easy it is to commit identity theft. My job is to find security flaws before the real criminals find them.

This book has been designed to give you the insight that most people experience only after becoming victims of identity theft. Each Truth walks you through a different type of attack, explaining the complete process in a simple and straightforward way.

Like a magician actually revealing what happens behind the curtain, I take you through the attacks to reveal how people at home, work, and on the road become victims. I identify tips on how to protect yourself, your office, and your children from becoming the next identity theft statistics.

Identity thieves can, and often do, use all the attacks against any type of target, regardless of whether they are after you in your home in the Midwest or if they are targeting you in your New York City office. While learning to think like an identity thief, you will begin to look at situations in an entirely new way. You might think twice about that preapproved credit card application that arrived in the mail, and you might keep a closer eye on that pest inspector who has spent just a little too much time walking around your office. Ultimately, this book opens your eyes to a world most people never knew existed.

There is no doubt that I have had to walk a fine line when performing the attacks that I outline in this book. On one hand, I am hired by organizations to conduct these tests; on the other hand, I am stealing the confidential information of millions of unsuspecting individuals. In the end, the information I steal ends up being far more secure than before I touched it, and the lessons learned have benefited hundreds of thousands of others in their efforts to avoid being the next identity theft victims. Of course, there have been engagements that were flat-out illegal. In those cases, the proper authorities were notified ahead of time, and although the attacks were real and unrehearsed, I had my "get out of jail free" paperwork.

In this day and age, what you don't know is exactly what can hurt you. Identity thieves are out there, and their success often comes from innocent mistakes made by others.


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