First Advisor

Viera, Paul

Second Advisor

Lupo, James A.

Third Advisor

Likarish, Daniel M.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Information Assurance


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

84 pages


The arrival of the information age has created new challenges to the ability of individuals to protect the security and privacy of their personal information. One such challenge is that of identity theft, which has caused a number of hardships upon its victims. Perpetrators of this fraud may use identities of others to obtain loans, steal money, and violate the law. This paper will discuss the characteristics of the offenders and victims of identity theft. A systematic approach for preventing identity theft will also be presented with the hopes of curtailing this epidemic.

Date of Award

Fall 2010

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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