Securely Destroy Hard Drives, Save Your Business

Identity theft has remained the fastest growing crime in America for years. Hard drives are a major electronic resource that can tear a business apart if they fall into the wrong hands. Without taking secure steps for hard drive disposal, company files (like Social Security numbers and financial records) are easily accessible. The financial burden and corporate chaos that results …

The 7 Top Data Security Mistakes Most Companies Make

With most of a company’s information stored and used through technology, overexposure of private documents is becoming more common. State laws require businesses to secure their disposal of paper documents, digital files, and inactive electronics. The following is a list of data security mistakes that can easily be avoided to better secure the confidentiality of a company. Data Security Mistakes …

Medical Identity Theft Affecting 1.84 Million U.S. Victims

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 cost incurred by medical identity theft victims to be $12.3 billion. Those are takeaways of the 2013 …

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

Paper shredding services are 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 confidential information, hopefully, your first choice is a professional document …

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 …

10 Common Myths Regarding Document Destruction

From laws requiring the protection of personal information to company secrets, it has become increasingly important to properly destroy information before discarding it. Yet, there are many myths surrounding document destruction, some of which have significant repercussions. Listed below are 10 common myths that may lead some astray when it comes to document destruction and paper shredding. “Not all businesses …

The Hidden Security Dangers of Your Office Copier Part II

In a previous blog entitled, “The Hidden Security Dangers of Your Office Copier” we discussed the dangers of information stored on office copiers. Since 2002, digital copy machines have been equipped with hard drives that save and store all scanned, faxed, and copied documents. One organization discovered this the hard way. Affinity Health Plan, Inc., of New York was hit …

The Most Overlooked Aspect of Data Security

It just might be one of the most exciting occurrences in the work place, the IT upgrade. Keeping up with technology is difficult, and the promise of enhanced productivity and ease of use is alluring. A rush to upgrade, however, could deliver a devastating blow to your company’s data security based on how you’re approaching data destruction and document disposal. …

Confidential Documents Found in Atlanta Dumpster

By Erica Byfield Atlanta – From WSBTV Discovery of Confidential Documents 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 Atlanta on …