According to the US Department of Justice, more than 17 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014. EDUCAUSE research shows that 21 percent of respondents to the annual ECAR student study have had an online account hacked, and 14 percent have had a computer, tablet, or smartphone stolen.
At K-State during 2016, 2655 phishing scams were reported resulting in 1213 compromised accounts.
Online fraud is an ongoing risk. The following tips can help you prevent identity theft.
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Beginning with the new school year, all class-enrollment management will be completed in iSIS, K-State’s new student information system. With this change, class rosters are only available online both in iSIS and in K-State Online. Paper rosters will no longer be distributed to faculty by the Registrar’s Office.
Besides improved efficiencies, this change also allows K-State to better protect student identities, since the SSN is no longer used as a primary identifier on class rosters. Instead, the Wildcat ID, or WID, is used. Instructions for faculty on how to access the class roster can be found on the iSIShelp faculty page (right sidebar).