4 Top Document Disposal Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to information security, companies make errors all the time. Improper, even negligent disposal of confidential workplace documents happens often in both big and small organizations. Here are four top document disposal mistakes to avoid: Mistake 1: Using a Paper Shredder Paper shredding machines are costly and time-consuming. You must remove staples and paperclips from your files, separate …

4 Ways to Simplify Your Information Disposal Practices

Are your company’s information disposal practices impeding true growth, productivity and profitability? The answer is “yes” if you follow these inefficient steps when shredding documents:  Remove staples and paperclips from documents Separate files into easy-to-shred portions Hand-feed the documents into a shredder Empty and clean the shredding receptacle Dump shredded material in a dumpster With all of these steps, you …

5 Common Information Destruction Mistakes to Avoid

When disposing of sensitive and confidential information, you can never be too careful. One mistake can cause a handful of bad consequences for your business, including: Identity theft Business fraud Lawsuits Brand damage Regulatory non-compliance… …or all of the above. To help you avoid these consequences, here’s a list of common information destruction mistakes to avoid: 1. Relying on a …

How to Increase Your Data Destruction Confidence Level

Data theft, ransomware, identity theft are ever present in this digital age. So how do you protect yourself when disposing of your old equipment? Just because you buy some wiping program off the Internet or attack your tablet with a hammer, doesn’t mean personal information (think client credit card information, medical history, and other sensitive information) is permanently destroyed. Proper …

Tips for Avoiding and Navigating Tax Identity Theft

It’s tax season again and on top of doing your personal and business taxes, the last thing you need is to worry about tax identity theft. Unfortunately, a phishing scam has been reported just in time for the 2017 tax season. Learn how to protect yourself from tax identity theft scams and how to find out if your identity has …

Does Your Information Destruction Policy Rely on Luck?

Is your company prepared for a potential data breach? Without a protocol and procedure in place, you’re leaving your company’s and your clients’ data, as well as your reputation, vulnerable to attack. Every high-profile data breach is a reminder of the importance of the need for information protection. An organization’s information is one of it’s most valuable assets and both …

It’s Your Choice–The Importance of On-Site Shredding

When choosing a shredding company, we believe that it’s important to have options. Recently, several well-known shredding companies have decided that they’ll no longer be offering on-site shredding. However, they may continue to charge the on-site premium!  On-site shredding means your sensitive documents are shred at your business where you have the opportunity to watch. This is in comparison to …

Someone’s Watching…

…your sensitive documents! It’s that time of year. It’s getting colder, the leaves are falling, and Halloween is almost here–but want to know what’s really scary? Two words. Data. Theft. Don’t believe that that your small business is susceptible to a data breach? Think again. Identity theft is a growing problem. According to TransUnion, identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America with 9.9 …

Is a Recent Merger Disrupting Your Secure Shredding Program?

If you’re a client of a national shredding company, your secure shredding programs may have recently changed or a change could be in the works. Recent mergers may mean that your once attentive shredding service is no longer so conscientious of your needs. Most likely, if you are with a “big national,” the recent market changes have resulted in less service and a …

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

With over 10 million sensitive files reported exposed in 2014 alone, there is no question why this year has been called the year of the data breach. This month is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a time to reinforce data security measures both within your organization and at home. The National Cyber Security Alliance, an organization that empowers a digital society to use …