The Equifax data breach forever changed the
landscape of consumer data protection. For consumers, it was the ﬁrst time that
a breach exposed at one time essentially all the components an identity thief
needs to commit a variety of crimes. This webinar approaches the topic through
the lens of what a thief can do with personally identifiable information and
recommended actions to reduce the risks of becoming a victim.
Karen Poff has served as an Extension Agent
with Virginia Cooperative Extension for 32 years. She is responsible for
planning, implementing, and evaluating research-based Extension educational
programs for diverse audiences with primary emphasis on family financial
education in a five-county area in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
She received her undergraduate degree in Family and Consumer Studies from
Radford University in 1987 and her Master's in Public Administration from James
Madison University in 1992. She has been an Accredited Financial Counselor
since 2007 and is currently working on a second Master's degree in Family
Financial Planning through GPIDEA distance education.
Created by Laura Hendrix