Archive for July 2016
The Consequences of Improperly Destroying Data
The Consequences of Improperly Destroying Data Improperly destroying data or sensitive information presents the risk of identity theft. What are the consequences? Records management is an important aspect of running a tight ship, but storage and retrieval are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to data management. Whether it’s paper or digital…Read More
Is Your Personal Information At Risk?
Is Your Personal Information At Risk? Identity theft protection might seem like a hassle, but remembering these simple tips can save you from a worst case scenario. With the advancement in technology, how we process and send information has never been easier. Our daily tasks now involve handheld devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and even…Read More
A Brief History of Paper Shredding
A Brief History of Paper Shredding The history of paper shredding is rather tarnished, but it remains one of the most secure ways to protect one’s identity. It’s common business and personal practice to routinely destroy documents that contain sensitive information, but did you know paper shredding in general has a rather unique and interesting history?…Read More
Moving – Legal Shred Can help!
Moving – Legal Shred Can Help! There is nothing like the prospect of moving to motivate a person to declutter. Whether you’re moving your family or your business, one thing is for certain: moving comes with some modicum of stress. Moving from one location to another is not only time consuming, but it can be…Read More
What Can Your Recycled Paper Make?
Knowing that recycling is ethical, economical, and beneficial, have you ever wondered what your recycled paper can make? It’s common knowledge that recycling is good for the environment. One of the primary reasons we recycle is to conserve resources, and one of our largest resources are trees. Trees make the paper we use for so…Read More
What Is a Data Breach Anyway?
Data breaches do not discriminate, but a few things are certain: they are destructive, they are expensive, and they can wreck a company and brand. A quick Web search of the term “data breach” will yield plenty of results, mostly headlines from around the globe about some big company being the victim of stolen data.…Read More
Are You HIPAA Compliant?
Are You HIPAA Compliant? Document destruction is an important part of staying HIPAA compliant. Here’s why. Protecting sensitive information is important now more than ever, particularly in the healthcare industry. Medical records are fountains of data that would be an identity thief’s dream come true; names, addresses, social security numbers, health plan information, and so…Read More
Erasing, Degaussing, and Destroying Hard Drives, Which Method is Best?
Erasing, Degaussing, and Destroying Hard Drives, Which Method is Best? Your hard drive is a powerhouse of information. As we move towards a more digital society, computers are used to do and store more, which means that our devices are fountains of sensitive information. Security should always remain a top priority, specifically when it comes…Read More