Identity protection and theft are security buzz words and issues that have been well publicized over the last several years. With increasing access to public and private records, the importance of protecting identity-related information is critical. Exploits of identity information are far more advanced now than they used to be so protection methods have to adapt accordingly. In most cases, the methodologies used by criminals to steal identities and related information are much more sophisticated than most people understand. How do you protect your identity when you don’t understand the risks?