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 …

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) …

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 …

Don’t Be a Victim of Identity Theft Fraud

Is your company’s data safe? Breaches of customer data today are growing in number. If you are a company who keeps records of your customers and handles credit cards, take caution. Breaches occur more often than you realize. Learn About Data Breaches A study by a data protection firm, Ponemon Institute, found that 85% of US organizations have experienced a …