- Devote time to analyzing privacy concerns.
- Consider how you gather, handle, store and dispose of electronic data and paper information.
- Check your firewalls and audit trails.
- Consider which employees have access to the information.
- Communicate with customers and clients and the public about your policies and what your procedure is when there is a breach of security.
- Only collect the data you need.
- Protect your customers’ credit cards by ensuring them privacy at the checkout counter. Place shields on your terminals and routinely check the equipment to make sure it hasn’t been tampered with and make sure security cameras cannot record the customers as they enter their PINs.
- Check signatures and photo ID when necessary.
- When you upgrade your system, upgrade your security procedures.
Members of our Economic Crimes Unit are available for identity theft presentations to your business, group or organization. Please call 239-252-0069 to request a speaker.