3 Steps to Safe Guard the Office Copier from Data Breach

With over 164.68 million records exposed in 2019 through data breaches, reviewing your business security risks annually makes good sense. Many business owners are savvy about basic fraud prevention and protecting consumer data but digital copiers can be the source for a data breach that is often overlooked. Multi-function copy machines are essential to the success of any business—from making …

4 Steps to Protect Customer Information

As if the COVID-19 pandemic were not enough, businesses and consumers need to be hyper-vigilant about their personal information and it landing in the wrong hands. In October it was announced that Blackbaud, a cloud-based fundraising database management vendor for non-profits and educational institutions, became victim to a ransomware attack beginning in February 2020, which remained undetected until May 2020. Blackbaud …

Second Largest Health Insurer is Latest Victim to Cyber Attack

Forty million U.S. customers of Anthem Inc are on high alert of possible identity theft after the health insurer reported a massive cyber security breath. The company said the “very sophisticated attack” involved one of its IT systems and hackers stole former and current customers’ birthdays, social security numbers and contact and employment information including income data. Anthem Cyber Security …

Data Breach Exposes A Billion Records In Largest Online Hack

After a recent data breach by a Russian crime ring, no one is safe online. The crime ring accumulated the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials. A security firm out of Milwaukee uncovered the hacking of 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. The hackers got a hold of internet credentials from Fortune …

Data Breaches Prove Value of Secure Hard Drive Shredding

We too often hear stories of a laptop or hard drive finding their way into the wrong hands. Once these confidential information-bearing devices get swiped from a non-secure area, trouble immediately starts boiling. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), medical facilities are held responsible for information that passes through their offices on a daily basis. Non-medical related companies …

Omaha Bank Gets “Happy” In Dance Video

Omaha’s American National Bank branch got “Happy” in celebration of Mayor Jean Stother’s newly initiated “Day of Happiness.” Even DataShield made our way into the celebration (1:57). Watch Personal Banker Buddy Hogan play the part of Pharrell Williams in this vibrantly contagious music video: DataShield Celebrating “Day of Happiness” [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSu6nP0fjHc&w=560&h=315]

Resident Finds Confidential Documents in Apartment Dumpster

On March 12, residents of an Odessa, TX, apartment complex witnessed their worst fear: having their most private information exposed. Management of the apartment complex put their tenants at risk of identity theft by not taking secure measures to properly dispose of confidential documents. NewsWest 9 reported the following story: ODESSA, TX A disturbing find in a dumpster at an …

Target Reveals 70 Million Affected By Security Breach

The massive Target data breach won’t be escaping people’s minds anytime soon. What began as a case of credit card hacking turned into much more when Target released that hackers have PIN numbers as well. The latest news shows that even more secure data may be exposed than initially expected. Target Security Breach In a recent report on the breach, …

Shredding Documents: A New Year’s Resolution

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 …