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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 by destroying hard drives, cell phones, tablets and other information containing devices.

Members of the Wayne State College men’s basketball team helped unload the electronics into DataShield trucks. The President of the Wayne Green Team, Sandy Brown was pleased with the results and noted that the first truck was filled in about an hour. “We’re seeing as usual a large quantity of T.V.’s computers, keyboards, mice, some radios,” Brown added. “Not as many I would say DVD’s and VCR’, those have been dropping down.” The event was a success with roughly 20,000 pounds of material diverted from the landfill.

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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 ofContinue Reading

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 healthContinue Reading

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 hasContinue Reading

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 containingContinue Reading

Medical Identity Theft Affecting 1.84 Million U.S. Victims says Report

Consumer awareness lacking, as industry group is formed to address issue From www.healthcare-informatics.com by: John Gaspari Medical identity fraud has increased nearly 20 percent compared to the year before in the U.S., affecting an estimated 1.84 victims and having a total out-of-pocket medical costs incurred by medical identity theft victims to be $12.3 billion. ThoseContinue Reading

7 Simple Steps to Boost Security on Social Media

If you are like the majority of people today, you have a Facebook page, a Twitter account, or a LinkedIn profile. Social media is a booming industry and a place for people to be open, transparent, and truly connected to the world. But, how safe is it? Can social media sites like Facebook and LinkedInContinue Reading

SAC Federal Credit Union to Host Shred Day in Blair

From WOWT Omaha http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Shred-Day-Coming-Up-In-Blair-219604791.html A metro bank is working to make a rip in identity theft by hosting a shred day in Blair, Nebraska on Saturday, August 17th. SAC Federal Credit Union is asking people to bring their items with sensitive information to be shredded at the No Frills branch in Blair, anytime between 9Continue Reading

Hundreds of Personal Documents Discovered in Dumpster Outside of Sylvan Learning Center

Yet another case of sensitive documents discovered in a dumpster. The discovery occurred outside of a Sylvan Learning Center in Beaverton, Oregon. Hundreds of documents containing names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and even credit card numbers were found in the dumpster, exactly the kind of stuff that an ID thief would be lookingContinue Reading

Confidential Documents Found in Atlanta Dumpster

By Erica Byfield ATLANTA — From WSBTV A tip from a Channel 2 Action News viewer has led to the discovery of hundreds of documents with people’s names, birth dates and Social Security numbers in a dumpster. Gregory Evans told Channel 2’s Erica Byfield he was walking his dog on Renaissance Parkway in midtown AtlantaContinue Reading