Deleted Does Not Mean Destroyed

Today, a majority of business is conducted online or electronically. Bank transactions, payments, applications, emails, etc., are all a part of our normal day to day activities online. This information is stored and recorded on the hard drives of the machines we’re using which can be a treasure trove of information for an identity thief. So you think, it’s no …

Confidential Documents Found in Atlanta Dumpster

By Erica Byfield Atlanta – From WSBTV Discovery of Confidential Documents A tip from a Channel 2 Action News viewer has led to the discovery of hundreds of documents with people’s names, birth dates and Social Security numbers in a dumpster. Gregory Evans told Channel 2’s Erica Byfield he was walking his dog on Renaissance Parkway in midtown Atlanta on …

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 …

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 …

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 …