As more and more of the world shifts online during the COVID-19 pandemic, data security has become a chief concern. Any time you supply personal and/or financial information online, whether to pay bills, to make purchases, or to utilize online medical services, you are entrusting these companies to safeguard your identity. Bad actors are constantly looking to take advantage your important data.
The burdens of falling victim to a data breach can be wide-reaching, from lost money to difficulty applying to receive unemployment benefits and other COVID-related relief to adverse effects on your credit score to theft of tax refunds. These burdens can also take months if not years to manifest. It can often feel overwhelming, not even knowing where to begin to look for help.