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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Curbside trash and recycling bins are magnets for identity thieves. Anything that is discarded in them is free for the taking. A residential shredding service prevents your personal information from landing in the wrong hands. In this blog, we explain how a residential shredding service works and how it benefits you and your family. Convenience…

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Just as it is important to have document shredding policy, having a solution for destroying your digital data is also a must. Bad actors can access a treasure trove of information on unwanted hard drives and computer devices. In this blog, we answer your data destruction questions. Q: What data should I destroy? A: Destroy…

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Many organizations fail to recognize that their obsolete materials and outdated items can return to the marketplace. Every day, stolen branded items and proprietary materials are recirculated on the grey market. Defective, discontinued, and outdated products can be a liability to your brand and reputation. In this blog, we explain the why, when, and how…

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The 1,000+ members of The International Secure Information Governance & Management Association® (i-SIGMA®) have elected Bowman Richards – owner and president of Nashville-based secure shredding company Richards & Richards, LLC – as president-elect of the national organization. “Bowman Richards has been a valued contributor to the association for many years,” said i-SIGMA CEO Bob Johnson.…

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Did you know that secure disposal of personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) is mandated by federal laws? The following federal regulations contain provisions that require secure disposal of records containing PII and PHI: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) The Family…

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Lawyers have a strict duty to preserve the confidentiality of the attorney-client relationship. The legal and ethical rules for preserving the privacy of client data also extend to the disposal of hard copy records. In this blog, we explain document shredding benefits for lawyers. Information Security The paper-centric nature of law firms makes legal records…

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Spring is right around the corner, and you may be preparing for warmer weather and longer days. It is also the perfect time to eliminate clutter from your business. In the spirit of the season, we offer tips for tuning up your information disposal program. Ditch the Office Shredder DIY shredding is not easy. Destroying…

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have closed their offices and required employees to work remotely. But what happens when confidential business records produced in your employees’ homes are no longer needed? In this blog, we discuss strategies for shredding documents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Home Office Security Risks Work-from-home scenarios pose a range data…

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Healthcare organizations handle sensitive patient records, medical files, diagnostic test results, and other types of protected health information (PHI). Whether you are a dentist, chiropractor, or general practitioner, secure destruction of expired and unwanted PHI is a must. In this blog, we discuss shredding benefits for healthcare providers. Patient Trust Healthcare providers commit to a…

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Document shredding can be a powerful tool for protecting your business from data theft and fraud. But it you are not responsibly managing destruction of your company’s records, you could expose your organization to significant liability. In this blog, we explain the top reasons for shredding responsibly. 1. Secure Sustainability Millions of tons of paper…

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It’s easy to take your information for granted until someone steals it. How do you dispose of your outdated documents and files? Just recycling them isn’t secure. Here are 10 benefits of secure shredding. 1. Expertise Not many shredding companies have the experience and knowledge to offer your business a customized information destruction plan. With…

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