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 …

Is the Data Storage in Your Smartphone a Window into Your Life?

It seems as though every few months our smartphones are getting smarter and smarter. The ability to provide immediate information, an instant connection, geo-tagging, or even mobile banking has provided a convenience that leaves us wondering how we ever managed without it. Though the technology is ever advancing and making our lives innumerably better, the abundance of information in a …

Why “Delete” Isn’t Enough

When you delete a file on your computer do you consider it gone? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. So many people today think if they clear their computer history, delete files and cookies, and empty their recycle bins they have done enough to protect themselves and their personally identifiable information. While it’s a good start, it certainly isn’t …

Understanding Data Attacks and Prevention

Have you ever considered how data is most commonly breached? Taking the time to understand how you are at risk may significantly reduce and perhaps eliminate a data breach in your future. Understanding Your Risks The majority of information compromise comes from hacking followed by data either printed or electronic that is physically lost. The Identity Theft Resource Center (IRTC) …

The Negative Impacts of Improper Electronics Disposal?

Most of us are familiar with the latest gadget on the market; some of us may even carry it around in our back pocket or purse. Every few months a different company is releasing the latest and greatest electronic devices and there’s always demand to upgrade. Properly Dispose of Your Old Device Before Upgrading In the hustle and bustle of …

Datashield at Omaha Earth Day 2012

The 42nd anniversary of Earth Day is fast approaching. What started as a grassroots movement to protect the environment has grown into an impressive force to be reckoned with demanding a plan for the future of our planet. Protecting Your Data, and the Environment At DataShield our primary effort is to protect information and destroy data, but we also believe in …