Lee W. McKnight is an Associate Professor in the iSchool (The School of Information Studies), Syracuse University, Faculty Advisor to the Worldwide Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship Club (WiTec), and an Affiliate of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSTC). Lee lectures annually at MIT since 1998. Lee was Principal Investigator of the 2011 Technology Project of Year TACNY Award-winning National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation Wireless Grids Innovation Testbed (WiGiT) project 2009-2014. Lee is inventor of edgeware, a new class of software for creating secure ad hoc overlay cloud to edge applications, services, and Things.
Identity theft has been an issue for many years nationwide. As unemployment rates rise amid the pandemic, cyber security criminals have opted to take previously stolen personal information and harvest it to file these claims, McKnight said. Since people tend not to move very often, names and addresses from previous identity thefts or data breaches are frequently accurate. The criminals have made a business of harvesting previously harvested personal information from prior identity theft cases and started filing claims in multiple states for insurance benefits. That’s great for the criminals — not so great for the victims.1 June 2021