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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 aREAD 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 noREAD 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 ThefREAD 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, READ 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 compREAD 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 protectioREAD 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 infREAD 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 READ MORE >>

IRS Hard Drive Scandal Highlights Government Weaknesses

Information security is all about accountability. Keeping track of secure data gives individuals, businesses, and the government a responsibility to protect. Recently the secure hard drive destruction process within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was compromised. The tables turned on the IRS,READ MORE >>

Recent Data Breaches Prove Value of Secure Hard Drive Shredding

We too often hear stories of a laptop or hard drive finding their way into the wrong hands. Once these confidential information-bearing devices get swiped from a non-secure area, trouble immediately starts boiling. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), medical facilREAD MORE >>

Omaha's American National Bank branch got "Happy" in celebration of Mayor Jean Stother's newly initiated "Day of Happiness." Even DataShield made our way into the celebration (1:57). Watch Personal Banker Buddy Hogan play the part of Pharrell Williams in this vibrantly contagious music video: READ MORE >>

Top 2013 Data Breaches We Are Still Dealing With In 2014

The New Year started out rough in the data security world. Companies that uncovered data infringements continue to suffer long-term consequences that are taking months, likely years, to fix. Repercussions of the massive Target data breach from the end of 2013 continue to escalate. As one of the largREAD MORE >>

Resident Finds Confidential Documents in Apartment Dumpster

On March 12, residents of an Odessa, TX, apartment complex witnessed their worst fear: having their most private information exposed. Management of the apartment complex put their tenants at risk of identity theft by not taking secure measures to properly dispose of confidential documents. NewsWest READ MORE >>

Confidential Information Found On 30 Percent Of Recycled Computers

A recent study done in Australia by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) discovered 30 percent of recycled computers contain highly confidential personal information. NAID purchased 52 recycled computer hard drives from a variety of public-access purchasing sources, suchREAD MORE >>

5 Common Tax Scams That Lead To Identity Theft

It’s tax season, and for many people, that means a nice, big refund check. For others, it means getting scammed. In 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) initiated 1,492 identity theft related criminal investigations, an increase of 66 percent from 2012. Tax identity theft occurs when idREAD MORE >>

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