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 …

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 …

Shredding Documents: A New Year’s Resolution & Way To Say Goodbye to 2013

A New Year’s Resolution Losing weight and quitting smoking are among the top New Year’s resolutions every year. When people commit themselves to getting healthy, they are really hoping to feel better. You may not think that shredding documents falls in the category of resolutions, but it will make you feel better. In 2014, make shredding documents your New Year’s …

Metro Area Burglary Reminds Us To Keep Personal Information Protected to Avoid Identity Theft

A recent burglary in the Omaha Metro area proves the importance of protecting personal information to avoid identity theft. A Sarpy County family is still recovering from a recent burglary where thieves broke in through a back door and took social security numbers and other personal information. It is important to keep personal information locked up, even when it is …

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. Those are takeaways of the 2013 …

Mobile Paper Shredding or Plant Based Destruction? Which is Best for You?

Paper Shredding is essential if you run or own a company. All documents produced by a company from emails, financial statements, memos, and even notes contain classified information that must be withheld from competitors, the public, and even from your own personnel. When the time comes to discard this material, hopefully, your first choice is shredding it. But what type …

Is Document Destruction More Than Just Paper Shredding?

Last year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade made headlines for using confidential police documents as confetti. The shredded documents were found on the street and contained identifiable information about Nassau County police officers. Initially, the concern was that a 3rd party paper shredding company had sold the paper shred to be used as confetti. It was later discovered that an employee …

Affinity to Pay $1.2 Million Dollars in Data Breach Case

A recent data breach of protected health information has resulted in a $1.2 million dollar fine. Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued the fine to Affinity Health Plan, Inc in the wake of the breach. Affinity Health Plan is a not-for-profit managed care plan serving the New York metropolitan area. Affinity was notified of the breach …