How to protect your identity after a data breach

If you feel as though you’re hearing more about data breaches than you once did, you’re not imagining things — they’ve become increasingly common in recent years. According to a report compiled by Risk Based Security, data breaches exposed 8.4 billion records in Q1 2020 — an increase of 273% compared to Q1 2019. Unfortunately, 19% of exposed consumer data is sensitive in nature, including information such as Social Security numbers and financial details.

While it can be easy to underestimate…