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Identity theft is defined as the use of one person’s identity or personally identifying as another person without that person's permission. Identity theft can be committed against individuals as well as organizations.

Identity theft has become a major problem internationally. In today’s world of internet and social media, individuals need to be aware of the types of identify theft that could impact them personally.  This course will focus specifically on personal identify theft and processes individuals can use to protect their information.

Training for all programs related to cyber security by this trainer are utilizing the framework of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a model. This information is freely available in the public domain. For more detailed information on the framework please refer to

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the types of personal identity theft
  • Explore the laws, such as Federal Privacy Laws, that have been put into place to combat identity theft.
  • Explore the methods to protect individuals against identity theft
Last updated/reviewed: May 6, 2022

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13 CoursesCorporate Cyber Security Certification

  1. Cyber Threat – The Modern-Day Fraud: Breaches and Actions
  2. A Primer on Cyber Security Programs and Roles
  3. Cyber Risk Frameworks And Concepts
  4. Cyber Risk Framework - Identify Assets
  5. Cyber Risk Framework - Prioritize Assets
  6. Cyber Risk Framework - Protect Assets
  7. Cyber Risk Framework - Detect Part One
  8. Cyber Risk Framework - Detect Threats Part Two
  9. Cyber Risk Framework - Respond
  10. Cyber Risk Framework - Recover
  11. Cyber Risk Framework - Utilizing The Tier Approach
  12. Fraud and Personal Identity Theft
  13. Fraud and Business Identity Theft

11 Reviews (38 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
Lynn, Thank you for the great overview of personal identity theft. I am the wiser for the time I spent with you. Now on to Business identity theft so I have the wide acumen that you offer.
Member's Profile
What about online identity theft companies? What do they do and are there worth the money? What are the steps to take if you have your identity stolen?
Anonymous Author
Good pertinent course for people whose identities may be subject to theft that goes well beyond the illegitimate use of their SSNs....
Anonymous Author
This course provides valuable personal and business information to help protect against personal identity theft.
Member's Profile
A must-see for any consumer, taxpayer, or buyer to protect their personal information
Anonymous Author
Nice to know the different types of identity theft that one doesn't think of
Member's Profile
Not the best course she has put on. So much more that needs to be covered
Member's Profile
Course met all expectations as described in the course description.
Anonymous Author
Grammatical errors continue to be a problem. otherwise pretty good.
Anonymous Author
The information about relevant laws was the most important to me
Member's Profile
Great info on the several Federal Privacy Laws.


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. 

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
Types of Identity Theft
  3:20Defining Personal Identity Theft
  13:57The Most Personal Types of Identity Theft
  13:59Other Types of Identity Theft
Laws and Prevention
  6:04Laws Regarding Identity Theft
  8:24Other Laws
  3:50Additional Laws
  10:24Federal Privacy Laws
  9:21Preventing Personal Identity Theft
Continuous Play
  1:14:07Personal Identity Theft
  PDFSlides: Personal Identity Theft
  PDFPersonal Identity Theft Glossary/Index