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Data Hoarding? Shred Those Drives and Unused Documents

Data hoarding is just like physical hoarding: it creates useless junk that makes it very difficult to find what we need when we need it.  Shred unused drives and documents! Collecting data, while useful, can quickly become a problem if collection turns into data hoarding.  Organizations have reacted to the data explosion by hoarding data…

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Hard Drive Destruction Myths Debunked

Think hard drive destruction is as easy as using a magnet? Think again. So you have a hard drive that needs to be destroyed, but you’re not sure how to go about it.  There are a lot of myths out there on how to do it yourself, but this is not a job you want…

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Heads Up, Small Businesses: Take Your Data Security Seriously

Small businesses may seem like easy targets when it comes to data theft. Don’t become a statistic. A lack of resources and a false sense of security can make small businesses enticing targets for hackers.  Breaches at large companies make the headlines, but small companies are at risk too.  Don’t be a small business statistic…

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5 Ways to Improve Data Security Today

Don’t wait to improve your data security. Here’s how you can take charge of your data protection today. How safe are you from cyber criminals?  You may have basic virus protection software, or if you run a business, you warn your employees not to open suspicious email attachments.  Strong security goes beyond the bare minimum. …

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Hard Disc Drive Vs. Solid State Drive Destruction

THIS MONTH, LEGAL SHRED IS LOOKING AT THE BENEFITS OF HARD DRIVE SHREDDING AND WHY IT IS THE SAFEST, MOST SECURE WAY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR OLD AND OBSOLETE HARD DRIVES ARE RENDERED UNUSABLE. Solid state drives are not the same as hard drives, and how they’re destroyed is based on how they’re engineered. Solid…

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Degaussing vs. Hard Drive Shredding

THIS MONTH, LEGAL SHRED IS LOOKING AT THE BENEFITS OF HARD DRIVE SHREDDING AND WHY IT IS THE SAFEST, MOST SECURE WAY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR OLD AND OBSOLETE HARD DRIVES ARE RENDERED UNUSABLE. In the age of technology where we store vast amounts of personal, confidential, or even classified information on electronic storage devices,…

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Ship and Shred vs. Mobile Hard Drive Destruction: Which Is More Beneficial?

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, “Destruction of media is the ultimate form of sanitization.” Most of the standards that exist to erase a hard drive mention several ways to physically destroy one including disintegration, grinding, pulverization, incineration, melting, and of course, shredding. This month, Legal Shred is looking at the benefits…

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Have Hard Drives To Get Rid Of? Here’s How To Do It Safely

Mobile Shredding Trucks

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, “Destruction of media is the ultimate form of sanitization.” Most of the standards that exist to erase a hard drive mention several ways to physically destroy one including disintegration, grinding, pulverization, incineration, melting, and of course, shredding. This month, Legal Shred is looking at the benefits…

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Shredding Different Types of Media

Want to protect your identity beyond the paper trail?  Here’s how you can do it. While document destruction can help you maintain your reputation and preserve your identity, whether it’s business or personal, shredding isn’t exclusive to just paper.  Your identity can be spread far and wide on a variety of different media, from hard…

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