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 …

Erasing Hard Drives not Effective Against Data Loss

Recent data indicates that over 340 million new computers are sold on an annual basis, 75% of which are replacements for older units. If you do the math, that is approximately 255,000,000 computers being replaced and retired every year. Most of these PC’s end up at recycling facilities or organizations that ‘promise’ to erase your personal information. These companies use …

How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Jeff Lanza, a former FBI agent, recently spoke in Omaha about cyber fraud and identity theft.  He gave a number of tips regarding protecting yourself and your business from falling prey to these types of white collar crime.  Below are the highlights of this informative session: How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft Omaha has the 5th highest incidence of …

What to Do About the E-waste Conundrum

It’s a common problem: We’ve got electronics we no longer want or use but we just don’t know what to do with them. This class of waste, commonly referred to as “e-waste,” keeps growing faster than any other waste stream in industrialized countries. Computers, televisions and cell phones make up just a few of the items we replace with regularity.  …