Protection is the Best Solution

Protection is the Best Solution
As we know identity theft is the big problem of this time, especially this day when technology plays a major role in gathering people from every corner of the earth to the networked device. Technology is highly beneficial and effective in the business world, it enhances and refine communication in the organization. Leaders can spread and broaden their messages to all employees within an instant. However, we must recognize and interpret the effects of improper use of the internet. Today, the internet is becoming one of the major identity theft programs’ platform. Cyber attack, internet virus, and hacking are some of the techniques that attackers are using to steal personal information for private purposes. Organization leaders, managers and all responsible personnel have the obligation to keep their clients, customers, and employees personal information safe and secure. Trust is essential between the organization and the public, trust is vital for the development of the organization. According to Phillips & Gully, (2012). Leaders should avoid using internet in delivering bad news to their employees instead one-to-one communication is the best, (p. 439). Furthermore, extreme openness and transparency also plays an important role in increasing our vulnerability to identity theft. Transparency and openness are important in an organization but there must be a limitation of transparency and openness based on the priorities and the core values of the business as well as individual values. Personal values and private security issues must be kept in secure, we must not release them in everywhere with everyone. We must not assume everybody think the same way as we do, or we shouldn’t measure people based on our behavior, priority, personality and orientation but we should respect them but we must not be quicker to trust them. Nevertheless, we should be always careful in the time of releasing private information unintentionally. According to the Bible, we must be effective listeners than talkers, the more we talk the more we lose sensitive data, “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath” (James 1:19, KJV). Finally, openness and transparency can be the bridge in which confidence is improving and enhancing in the constitution. However, employees should be careful in discussing their personal information over the phone and via email without proper consideration. I believe leaders should focus on deploying identity protection program before getting into crises of security breach, identity theft and information compromised.
References
Gully, M.S. & Phillipis, M.J. (2012). Organizational behavior: Tools for success. Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.