HIPAA Compliance and the Handling of Personal Health Information

Patient information security is one of the most important elements in medicine. Keeping patient records and details confidential is morally respectful, and also maintains an element of trust between a doctor and an individual. Failing to comply by HIPAA regulations can also be extremely costly. We’re talking $13,000-per-day fine amount for HIPPA violations in medical facilities. DataShield thoroughly understands and …

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The “Alphabet Soup” of Compliance and Certification

Protection, security, and confidentiality are serious issues when it comes to data management, storage, and destruction. DataShield understands this and we are HIPAA, FISMA, FACTA, and GLBA compliant. Did you know that laws require employees to not only understand, but comply with data protection policies? That’s why at DataShield we offer compliance training for our clients handled by Certified Secure …

What You Don’t Know About Hard Drive Destruction

At first glance, a hard drive looks like a simple piece of computer equipment. But looks can be deceiving. The relatively insignificant looking square contains thousands of gigabits of your information. Information that has accumulated over the years, information that is most at risk when you are in the process of upgrading or discarding your computer. Unfortunately, along with the …

Mobile Shredding or Shredding at Our Facility

What’s best for your business? Secure paper shredding is a necessity for companies large and small. If left exposed, billing information, patient records, or simply a misprinted form can become a risk for your company. DataShield is dedicated to meeting your needs. That’s why we give you options when it comes to shredding confidential documents. All you have to do …

Get the URGE to PURGE

The top three reasons to purge: Save Time and Money According to Business Insider, the average cost of a single data breach is over $7 million. This includes the cost to resolve the attack, regulatory fines, legal costs, notification costs… You get the picture. You can’t afford that. Here’s what you can afford… Purge once or twice a year with …

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 …

2016 National Association of Information Destruction Conference

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 …

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 …

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. …