Economics of Identity Theft: Avoidance, Causes and Possible Cures / Edition 1

Economics of Identity Theft: Avoidance, Causes and Possible Cures / Edition 1

by L. Jean Camp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387345892

ISBN-13: 9780387345895

Pub. Date: 08/03/2007

Publisher: Springer US

Today, identity is more than anything, economic. The technology used to create, utilize and protect identities is increasingly ill-matched to the economics and uses of identities. Identity theft is the misuse of private authenticating information to steal money. Protecting identity requires privacy. Proving identity requires exposing information. Together, these…  See more details below

Overview

Today, identity is more than anything, economic. The technology used to create, utilize and protect identities is increasingly ill-matched to the economics and uses of identities. Identity theft is the misuse of private authenticating information to steal money. Protecting identity requires privacy. Proving identity requires exposing information. Together, these points illustrate that the near-term search for cheap identity management is a formula for long-term fraud resulting in ever-increasing identity theft.

The Economics of Identity Theft: Avoidance, Causes and Possible Cures, a professional book, discusses privacy as multi-dimensional, and then pulls forward the economics of privacy in the first few chapters. This book also includes identity-based signatures, spyware, and the placement of biometric security in an economically broken system, which results in a broken biometric system. The final chapters include systematic problems with practical individual strategies for preventing identity theft for any reader of any economic status. In conclusion, four startling previews of the future are written as scenarios.

The Economics of Identity Theft: Avoidance, Causes and Possible Cures is designed for a professional audience composed of practitioners and researchers. This book is also suitable as a secondary text for advanced-level students in computer science, economics and several other disciplines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387345895
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
08/03/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Identity Theft.- Identity Online in Practice.- Secrecy, Privacy, Identity.- Economics of Privacy.- Economics of Security.- Identity Ownership Online.- Spyware, Zombies and 419.- Defeating the Great Masquerade.- Anonymous Credentials.- Identity-Based Signatures.- Biometrics: A Primer.- Reputation.- Four Views of the Future.- New Economics of Identity.

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