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 …

It is all About Your Written Policies and Procedures

“… It’s really not about patient data security,” Larry Ponemon, founder of the Ponemon Institute, told InformationWeek Healthcare. “Things aren’t getting better – they’re getting worse.” Since the beginning of 2010, Ponemon Institute has seen an increase of over 36% in data security threats to healthcare organizations. “Almost every hospital [surveyed] suffered one data breach, and 45% suffered more than …

Why Shred?

We all know we should destroy confidential documents but knowing why may be less apparent.  If you’re reading this blog you already know that paper shredding has value and can protect you, but let’s go through the reasons why. Why shredding sensitive documents is critical: It’s the law. If you own a business, you handle personal information.  In this case shredding …

Confidential Document Destruction: To Shred or not to Shred?

Business owners and consumers alike are faced with dilemmas about disposing confidential documents on a daily basis: What is shredding and why is it important? What needs shredding? Is it necessary to go through the extra time and expense for shredding confidential information? What constitutes a sensitive document and what are the repercussions if you choose to throw the material …