Document Shredding 101

Corporate identity theft and fraud has increased over the past several years. As a result, shredding confidential documents has become a necessity. But if you’ve never partnered with a shredding and destruction provider, you may not know what to expect. In this blog, we help you understand the basics of document shredding. On-Site vs. Off-Site…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Business from a Data Breach

Think your business is too small to have a data breach? Think again. According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Report, 58 percent of data breaches recorded in 2017 happened to small and medium-sized businesses. In this blog, we offer five tips for keeping your information secure: 1. Know Where Your Information Is Stored Data breach…

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Document Destruction Best Practices Every Business Should Follow

Whether your organization currently has a document destruction policy or is just starting one, establishing well-defined guidelines is important. Negligent shredding practices can put your staff, clients, and entire organization at risk. In this blog, we offer several best practices for destroying your documents. Adhere to Final Disposition Schedules Not retaining records long enough can…

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8 Benefits of a Mobile Shredding Service

These days, you must go above and beyond to protect your information. A data breach can permanently damage your business’ reputation and bottom line. Mobile shredding offers an excellent solution for minimizing your data breach exposure, but the benefits don’t end there. Here are eight ways a mobile shredding service benefits your business: 1. Identity…

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Preparing for Audits with Off-Site Records Storage

Throughout the records management lifecycle, organizations are constantly subject to audits. They need to prove to regulators they have been retaining records in compliance with their legal retention obligations. If you’re not prepared, an audit can be an unpleasant experience. Auditors can show up at your business location without warning and request a wide range…

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Media Destruction and Privacy Law Compliance

Keeping up with state and federal privacy laws is a challenge for any business. There are a handful of regulations that affect how your company discards sensitive information. In this blog, we discuss how several laws impact your media destruction practices. HIPAA/HITECH The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires healthcare providers and their…

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Tips for Managing Inactive Files

Keeping up an ever-expanding volume of information isn’t easy. That’s why your organization needs a plan for managing files that don’t see day-to-day use but help you meet operational goals and compliance objectives. In this blog, we offer several tips for managing your inactive files. Verify File Retention Timeframes The first step in managing your…

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What to Do If Your Business Data is Breached

Data breaches catch large and small businesses off guard. Do you have a data breach response plan? In this blog, we offer several tips for dealing with a data breach. Stay Calm If your company is breached, don’t freak out. Keep your wits and take a deep breath. Keeping a clear head will help you…

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4 Document Disposal Mistakes to Avoid

Is your data security program up to par? If you’re not sure—or you think you might have holes in your document disposal strategy—the answer is “no.” Here are four errors to avoid: Mistake #1: Paper Shredder Dependence Many organizations make the mistake of relying on store-bought shredders for privacy protection. But given how long it…

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How to Protect Your Family from Identity Theft

Identity theft knows no boundaries. It affects the young, old, sick, healthy, and individuals at every income level. Now’s the time to take a proactive approach to protecting your family. In this blog, we offer seven identity theft prevention tips you can use right away. 1. Don’t Volunteer Personal Data The less personal information you…

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