Maintaining data security with your work from home employees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

The unprecedented, unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic are forcing thousands of organizations to send their employees home. Luckily, technology allows us to work from anywhere and maintain a relatively normal level of productivity. Still, this new, large-scale work-from-home migration creates several security challenges for individuals and businesses. Many of us are already making concessions and compromises to our …

Phishing and email scams to watch out for in 2020

We’re entering a new decade of technological advancements, literacy and expertise with more people than ever working online. However, as society becomes more knowledgeable about technology and computers, scammers are becoming more sophisticated. Online scams and phishing are inherent threats to internet users, but if you know the warning signs, you can protect yourself and your information. Your best defense …

The worst—and most preventable—data breaches of 2019

According to Dark Reading, a leading information security news source, 2019 is likely the worst year for cyber-attacks and data breaches in history. In just the first nine months of 2019, over 7.9 billion records were exposed from 5,000 breaches. Almost half of those records were exposed in six giant data breaches. While malicious actors were partly responsible for the …

DataShield Helps Town 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 …

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 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 account …

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. …

Denver Pharmacy PHI Dump Results in $125,000 Fine

Think your small business is immune to a HIPAA fine? Think again. A small 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 containing the protected health information of …