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 …

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 …

Popularity of plant-based shredding increases among businesses

In the first half of 2020, there were 540 reported data breaches (Statista). With over 164.68 million sensitive records exposed in 2019 in the United States, data breaches either in electronic or paper format are increasing. While it is true that many of the data breaches occurring today are electronic in nature, there are those that occur in offices every …

Erasing Hard Drives not Effective Against Data Loss

Recent data from Gartner showed  that over 261 million new personal computers were sold in 2019. With nearly 75% of new PCs replacing older units, one may wonder what happens to all of the old computers. Most of these PC’s end up at recycling facilities or organizations that ‘promise’ to erase your personal information. These companies use various methods for …

What’s In Your Trash Can?

Most of us refer to what we put in the garbage can as trash. Identity thieves have a markedly different definition. These less-than-above-board individuals refer to the material in your garbage can as gleaming with possibility. What we throw away in the comfort of our own home or even in our place of business can be considered a day’s work …

Choosing a Qualified Data Destruction Company

The following article outlines important questions a business or individual should consider before hiring a data destruction company.  The list below is a reprint from an article published by Network World of the 13 characteristics potential customers should consider. How to Choose a Data Destruction Company How well does the service understand the various government guidelines or security classifications regarding …