Business, technology, internet and networking concept. A young entrepreneur comes to mind the keyword: Protect your identity

First the bad news: your privacy is more vulnerable than ever. Attackers have an array of unlimited tools and methods to steal your personal information. The good news is you can do something about it. In this blog, we offer ten ways you can protect your privacy in 2020. Use a Residential Shredding Service One…

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2020 New Years Resolutions written on a blackboard

2020 is right around the corner, offering a fresh opportunity to bolster your document destruction practices. In this blog, we offer four shredding resolutions to make for the New Year. 1. Update Your Final Disposition Schedule Document retention and disposition policies should be updated every year. Since retention and disposition obligations vary from industry to…

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Are you shredding documents in house? In this blog, we examine the risks of in-house shredding and offer tips for avoiding them. Lack of Customer Privacy If you are a financial advisor, doctor, accountant, or manage any other type of business, your clients trust you with their personal information. Whether you handle just personally identifiable…

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Identity theft prevention is more than destroying paper records. Hard drives and other digital devices store enormous volumes of sensitive data. In this blog, we answer the top five hard drive shredding questions. Q: Why do I need to shred my hard drives? A: Careless disposal of hard drives causes several problems. First, hard drives…

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What do you do with your unwanted paper documents? Do you toss them in a blue recycling bin, or do you shred them with an office shredder? Did you know there’s a better way? In this blog, we offer 10 excellent reasons to use a shredding service. 1. Customer Trust When your customers know you…

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Every business has a legal obligation to protect private consumer, medical, and financial data. Failure to meet regulatory privacy and security rules can result in fines, legal action, and even criminal prosecution of corporate officers. In this blog, we discuss how scheduled shredding helps your company comply with state and federal regulations. Privacy Assurance While…

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You have a legal and ethical responsibility to destroy outdated information. Outsourcing your shredding to a shredding and destruction provider saves your company time and money while reducing privacy and non-compliance risks. But how do you find a provider you can trust? Here are several factors to consider: Experience You don’t want a fly-by-night shredding…

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What do you do with your outdated hard drives? Do you stockpile them in a closet or toss them in the trash? Neither option is secure. Data doesn’t just disappear. Unless it’s physically destroyed, data lingers forever, increasing your company’s exposure to identity theft and privacy breach liability. In this blog, we take you behind…

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The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is an international, non-profit trade organization for the shredding and destruction industry. NAID’s mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies. NAID also issues AAA Certification to qualified shredding and destruction providers. In this blog, we discuss what this…

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Nothing lasts forever, and electronic devices are no exception. Today’s latest and greatest digital gadgets will be obsolete in a few years. This presents a challenge in terms of environmental sustainability. The average electronic device contains multiple toxic materials. If not disposed of properly, these toxins seep into soil and waterways, polluting the environment. In…

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Given the vast amount of paper records and digital media that build up over time, every organization has excess and obsolete information. Knowing how and when to get rid of it is a challenge. In this blog, we offer nine reasons your business needs an information destruction policy. 1. Regulatory Compliance Healthcare organizations, law firms,…

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Every digital device has a lifespan. But how do you make sure the data stored on your old hard drives and tapes is unrecoverable? Here are four things to know about data destruction: 1. Erased Devices Still Contain Data There’s more to protecting your data than erasing a hard drive or tape. Even after deleting…

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