Secure Shredding and the Hybrid Office

What is the “Hybrid Office”? The term “hybrid office” refers to a working arrangement where employees move between home and office, and COVID-19 made it a reality for many businesses. Companies that have embraced the hybrid office feel it improves employee morale and productivity by giving staff a better work-life balance, more personal time, and…

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Where to Put Your Shred Collection Containers

Shred collection containers are locked bins or decorative consoles designed to prevent unauthorized access to documents that are waiting for shredding. Collection containers are designed like a mailbox, with an opening for depositing documents that need to be shredded. Shred collection containers help you stay compliant with security and privacy laws like the Health Insurance…

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Data Breach Risk: Paper Records vs. Digital Records

I overheard someone say, “Electronic records are safer than paper records because you can’t encrypt paper.” There’s a grain of truth to that otherwise-inaccurate statement. Here’s why. Same but Different Encryption of digital records is a great security device because it is relatively affordable and can be updated regularly in an attempt to stay ahead…

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6 Ways to Cut Your Document Shredding Costs

It may seem like a no-brainer to think that shredding your own documents by using an inexpensive office shredder is a great way to reduce your document shredding costs, but there’s a better way that might not be so obvious. Consider all the factors required to set up your document shredding system: 1. Forget the…

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How You Know It’s Time to Outsource Your Shredding

Hopefully, your company has always embraced the necessity of shredding documents. As your business has grown, the number of shredding machines has probably increased, too. You’re trying to protect private information but also make shredding affordable. And maybe you’re wondering, “How long should I keep this up?” There comes a time when paper shredding should…

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Choosing a Product Destruction Provider

A product destruction service offers secure destruction of trademarked products, uniforms, ID badges, and other obsolete, discontinued, recalled, outdated, or no-longer-needed items to keep them out of the wrong hands. A product destruction company transports these items to a plant for secure destruction. Why Should I Have These Products Destroyed? Do you have any of…

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Why Process and Verification Matters in Information Disposal

When you consider the need to have paper or media destroyed, you often just think of the simple physical task of shredding these materials with heavy-duty equipment. But the ability to make that happen involves many less-obvious procedures which are implemented to keep that information secure. NAID AAA Certification The National Association for Information Destruction…

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4 Documents You Forgot to Shred

One way I’ve solved the mystery of what to shred and what not to shred is to simply shred every paper document. Not only does this eliminate the decision-making process (and the inevitable mistakes), but it ensures you destroy the information you are casually overlooking. We may assume that a small bit of information on…

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What You Should Be Shredding and Why

As seen in The Metro Buzz, FranklinIs, Murfreesboro Voice, On Target News and the Tennessean. It’s the time of year for spring cleaning, and many people are throwing out old household items and personal documents to clear out some space. If you’ve been working from home throughout the pandemic, there’s probably even more clutter. And…

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Richards & Richards Acquires Clarksville Shredding Company

Purchase will allow secure shredding company to expand offerings in low-service areas. Nashville-based Richards & Richards Secure Shredding announced today that it has bought Clarksville-based L&C Shredding. The acquisition expands the company’s footprint in the Clarksville and Hopkinsville, Kentucky areas, more than doubling its service to the region. “This acquisition allows us to strengthen our…

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4 Signs Your Document Disposal Policy Needs Work

Is your current document disposal policy whatever the previous employee verbally passed on to the new employee during on-the-job training? This verbal transferal of information is open for interpretation, may lack clarity and is likely incomplete. To make matters worse, the original source of this information may have been several employees previous. A document disposal policy identifies the…

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Information Security for Home Offices of Small Business

A Stanford University study estimates that about 42 percent of the U.S. labor force is now working from home full time. This trend is expected to continue through to the end of the year. Employees have moved from shared office equipment, staff, and documents to operating independently in their home office. With these adjustments come security…

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