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DataShield Helps the Citizens of Wayne with Unwanted Electronics

Saturday, September 24th marked the annual City of Wayne Green Team electronics recycling event with service provided by DataShield. For the fifth year in a row community members drove through and dropped off unwanted electronics. This event and others like it are aimed at keeping e-waste out of landfills through proper disposal. Using a firm like DataShield not only achieves the objective of safely removing chemicals and hazardous waste from the environment, but also keeps information safe bREAD MORE >>

Poll Reveals 30 Percent Of Customers Fear Stolen Personal Information

Data breaches occur every day. You hear about them in your local community, national businesses and places you may frequent online. In a recent Gallup poll of 1,000 individuals only 21% indicated they have "a lot of trust" in the businesses that handle their personal information. Some 47% reported having "some trust." The remainder of the group, roughly 30% said they have "little or no trust" in companies to keep their personal information secure. This lack of confidence is not particularlyREAD MORE >>

Last week four members of the DataShield Team attended NAID's annual conference in Orlando, FL. As AAA NAID Certified providers it is our job to keep up to date on everything that involves information security so you don't have to. After attending many sessions and talking to colleagues from around the country and the globe there is no doubt that the world of information security is in a continual evolution. Data risks, increased regulation, mandatory fines and increasing enforcement continueREAD MORE >>

What’s Your Personal Data Worth on the Dark Web?

Recent data breaches involving health insurance giant Anthem Inc. and Community Health Systems, one of the nation’s leading operators of of general acute care hospitals that operates in 29 states, has patients on high alert their personal information may be compromised. So just what is the cost for thieves to obtain your personal data including banking information, personal health records and even your Facebook account details on the dark web? A new report suggests thieves are willinREAD MORE >>

DataShield Acquires Kearney’s Shred N Store

DataShield, Nebraska’s fastest growing information security company, and Shred N Store, announce plans to merge as DataShield acquires the Kearney-based shredding company. As of July, 1, 2015, DataShield is servicing all Shred N Store accounts. Owners Bill Olson and his son Jon, chose DataShield due to the fact it’s nationally certified, locally owned and has a record of reliable service. “It has been our pleasure to provide document destruction services to our customers,” said Bill OREAD MORE >>

Vet Shredding Service: Six Questions to Ask

An increasing number of sophisticated cyberattacks in the past year has corporations and Internet security experts on high alert. But information security goes beyond phishing schemes, malware or hackers stealing valuable information from the wired world. Less refined data breaches play out in the work place every day with equally devastating results. Stolen laptops with access to customer information, work orders thrown in the trash, a general confusion over what should be shredded versus rREAD MORE >>

Denver Pharmacy PHI Dump Results in $125,000 Fine

Think your small businesses is immune to a HIPAA fine? Think again. A sall Denver pharmacy just got a large dose of reality—in the form of a $125,000 fine for throwing paper patient records in the dumpster. Officials learned of the data breach through a local news outlet regarding the disposal of unshredded documents containing the protected health information of  more than 1,600 patients in an unlocked, open container.  What’s worse, Cornell Prescription Pharmacy had no written policieREAD MORE >>

3 Steps to Safe Guard Office Copier from Data Breach

Multi-function copy machines are essential to the success of any business—from making copies to scanning documents and even sending emails. But small business owners beware: office copy machines can also pose a security threat to staff or clients. “Sixty to 70 percent of leased digital copiers are remarketed,” Carmen Pitarra said. “In today’s data-driven world, information can be easily obtained if the safe guards are not used.” Pitarra is the owner of 4 the Office, a b2b office READ MORE >>

4 Steps to Protect Customer Information

More fallout for the country’s second-largest health insurer, Anthem, after the company announced a massive data breach in early February potentially affecting 80 million of its customers. In Nebraska alone, more than 100,000 affected residents are being notified of the breach via mail. Experts now say the cyber-attack could be far worse than previous breaches affecting retail and home improvement stores. That’s because thieves were after personal information including Social Security numberREAD MORE >>

A recent data breach at a Park ’N Fly in Oregon has the U.S. Secret Service called in to investigate. This could have a broad impact on consumers flying into and out of the state for years to come. Data breaches like these are becoming all too common and costly. In fact, in 2014, the Identity Theft Resource Center documented nearly 800 data breaches involving more than 675 million estimated records affiliated with sensitive personal information. To avoid becoming the next headline, five steps READ MORE >>

Second Largest Health Insurer is Latest Victim to Cyber Attack

Forty million U.S. customers of Anthem Inc are on high alert of possible identity theft after the health insurer reported a massive cyber security breath. The company said the “very sophisticated attack” involved one of its IT systems and hackers stole former and current customers’ birthdays, social security numbers and contact and employment information including income data. To read the entire story, click here. Anthem is the second largest health insurer in the country and has immREAD MORE >>

Documents In Dumpster Prompt Actions To Avoid Medical Data Breaches

The story is so often told. Small businesses think, “This will never happen to us. It's the big corporations that experience medical data breaches, not the small neighborhood offices." But then it does. And it's devastating. Since 2009, over 29 million patient health records have been compromised in HIPAA data breaches. That number increased by 138 percent from 2012 to now. The more often medical data breaches occur, the more small businesses realize that it's not just large READ MORE >>

Information Protection Spending Increasing Rapidly

These days, it’s tough to not be a part of a data breach. If billion dollar companies, like Target and eBay, can’t even protect themselves from security break-ins, how are small businesses expected to protect themselves? The answer is becoming clear – increase spending on information protection. Information security is now a necessity for businesses that are becoming more aware of security threats. Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, stated inREAD MORE >>

Reselling Hard Drives Can Lead To Identity Theft

The movie “Office Space” vividly illustrates the joy in destroying an electronic device. After dealing with a defective printer for too long, the employees take it outside and smash it to pieces. Yes, they were able to let out some built up rage, but they also avoided having the confidential information stored in that printer get into the wrong hands. When it comes to reselling electronic devices, the only option that stands between you and idREAD MORE >>

Data Breach Exposes A Billion Records In Largest Online Hack

After a recent data breach by a Russian crime ring, no one is safe online. The crime ring accumulated the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials. A security firm out of Milwaukee uncovered the hacking of 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. The hackers got a hold of internet credentials from Fortune 500 companies to very small websites, not only on the United States, but all over the world. This internet hacking explosREAD MORE >>

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