10 Benefits of a Secure Shredding Service

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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 How do you dispose of your outdated documents and files?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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Top Document Disposal Mistakes to Avoid

Mistakes happen, but data breaches can be avoided. In this blog, we offer strategies for avoiding document disposal mistakes that can lead to identity theft and business fraud. 1. Failing to Document Your Final Disposition Practices State and federal regulations require businesses that handle personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) to document…

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Inside a Product Destruction Service

Recycling is a great way to reduce waste and protect the environment, but it is not the right solution for everything. Branded products should never be recycled. Defective merchandise, old uniforms, and outdated products can find their way to the grey market, harming your brand and increasing your company’s liability exposure. A product destruction service…

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What You Should Know about Privacy Laws and Document Disposal

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Are you fulfilling regulatory requirements for the disposal of sensitive information? In this blog, we review federal privacy legislation and discuss methods making sure your document disposal practices follow the law. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Every organization that handles and transmits protected health information (PHI) must adhere to HIPAA’s Privacy Rule…

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Scheduled Shredding, Purge Shredding, or Drop-Off Shredding?

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When it comes to destroying confidential paper records, cookie cutter solutions just don’t work. Each business has different document shredding needs. In this blog, we explain the differences between scheduled shredding, purge shredding, and drop-off shredding. Scheduled Shredding Feeding documents into an office shredder takes time. As a result, your employees may spend a lot…

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Hard Drive Shredding Partner

Stolen corporate data can be as valuable as gold on the black market. Identity theft criminals and fraudsters pay top dollar for personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI). Having a final disposition solution for your expired hard drives and computer media is critical, but not all hard drive shredding companies are equal.…

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Answers to the Top 5 Document Destruction Questions

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As secure shredding experts, we love to share our knowledge. Every day we receive document destruction questions from current and prospective customers. In this blog, we answer the top five. Q: What should I shred? A: Discarding bank statements, tax records, medical bills, and other confidential documents in a dumpster, curbside trash can, or recycling…

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5 Drawbacks of In-House Shredding

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You have two choices for destroying confidential documents: You can shred them in-house or hire a shredding and destruction company. In this blog, we explain why the latter offers the most benefits for your business. 1. Data Breach Risks In-house shredding can lead to exposure of personal information, especially when shredded documents are tossed into…

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5 Key Facts about Business Shredding Services

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No organization is immune to identity theft and business fraud threats. Partnering with a business shredding provider is more important than ever. In this blog, we discuss five key facts about business shredding services. 1. Business Shredding Reduces Paper Record Exposure These days, cyber-crime is a big problem, but it is not the only risk…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Media Shredding

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Does your business have expired backup tapes, hard drives, and other electronic devices? The longer they sit around, the greater your exposure to privacy breaches. In this blog, we discuss the do’s and don’ts of media shredding. Don’t: Throw Your Media in the Trash Criminals search for discarded devices in trash and recycling bins. If…

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Why, When, and How to Destroy Your Hard Drives

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Although millions of pages of sensitive documents can be stored on a single hard drive, many companies do not have an official data destruction plan. In this blog, we discuss why, when, and how to destroy your hard drives. Why? Recovering data from erased hard drives is easier than you think. Armed with rudimentary skills…

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The Benefits of Drop-Off Shredding

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Whether you have a handful of expired files or several boxes of unwanted sensitive documents, destroying your information safely and efficiently is not always easy. In this blog, we discuss the benefits of drop-off shredding. Convenience Destroying unwanted bank statements, tax records, medical bills, and other confidential documents with a paper shredder is time consuming…

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