Children are easy targets for identity theft. According to a 2017 report by Javelin Strategy & Research, more than 1 million children were victims of identity theft in 2017. In this blog, we offer strategies for protecting your child’s identity. Stay “Mum” on Social Media There is nothing wrong with being a proud parent, but…Read More →
Eliminating clutter and preventing identity theft are two undeniable reasons to shred your unwanted documents. But beyond these practical benefits, document shredding also has a legal component that must not be ignored. In this blog, we outline several privacy laws that impact your document shredding practices. Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) GLBA requires financial institutions to develop…Read More →
Document shredding may not be rocket science, but it requires following best practices. In this blog we explain the do’s and don’ts of document shredding. Don’t: Shred Without Reviewing Your Documents Always review your documents before shredding them. Doing so helps you avoid disposing of information you may need. Do: Follow Document Disposition Schedules Holding…Read More →
Routine shredding of confidential documents is a must for every business. But before implementing an in-house shredding program, consider the risks. In this blog, we discuss the drawbacks of in-house shredding. 1. Your Employees Make Document Disposal Mistakes Mistakes happen in a busy office, but one document disposal error can cause a data breach or…Read More →
2021 is almost here. It is the perfect time to assess your information security strategy. While some mistakes are unavoidable, bad document disposal habits can lead to trouble. In this blog, we discuss how to avoid several errors that put your information at risk. Using an Office Shredder Office shredders shred your documents into strips…Read More →
When you are faced with a mountain of paper, procrastination is easy. But it may lead to an abundance of problems. Here are nine great reasons to shred your documents: 1. Identity Theft Protection Documents with personal information can be stolen and misused. Shredding your unwanted credit card offers, junk mail, receipts, and paid bills…Read More →
Identity theft is rising in the United States, and identity thieves do not just hack your computer. Sometimes, they steal your trash. In this blog, we explain how a residential shredding service works and protects your personal information. Why Residential Shredding? Any physical form of private information can be stolen, especially when it is discarded…Read More →
Protecting your identity should always be a top priority. Scammers always increase their efforts over the holidays. Although COVID-19 may keep you out of brick and mortar stores this year, your identity can be stolen in other ways. In this blog, we offer six strategies for keeping your personal information secure. 1. Check your Credit…Read More →
Business owners have many responsibilities. Deciding which tasks offer the biggest bang for your buck can be difficult. In this blog, we discuss three important ways document shredding benefits your business. 1. Clutter Reduction Boxes of paper and rows of file cabinets thwart productivity. Routine shredding of old and expired documents reduces clutter so your…Read More →
Change is not always easy, but sometimes necessary. If you currently rely on a store-bought office shredder, it may be time to switch to a more secure and reliable information destruction solution. In this blog, we offer several factors to consider when outsourcing your shredding. 1. Chain of Custody Personally identifiable information (PII) and protected…Read More →
Think buying an office shredder will make your life easier? Think again. In this blog, we offer reasons to ditch your office shredder. 1. Efficiency Shredding documents with an office shredder is time consuming. Consider the steps it takes to shred a few files: Removing paperclips, staples, sticky notes, cardstock, and file folder or binder…Read More →
Is document shredding a top priority in your company? Routine destruction of confidential documents protects your customers and employees from identity theft and ensures your company’s compliance with state and federal privacy laws. Unfortunately, not all shredding providers are equal. In this blog, we explain the differences between off-site shredding and on-site mobile shredding. The…Read More →
You have decided to outsource your shredding…but how do you find a shredding provider you can trust? In this blog, we offer several questions to ask a prospective shredding provider. How long have you been shredding? Before setting up a shredding service, find out how long a prospective provider has been in businesses. Ask them…Read More →
Anyone can toss a document into a trash can or recycling bin, but few take their document disposal practices to the next level. In this blog, we offer several reasons to use a professional shredding service. 1. Consumer Privacy Because of several recent high-profile data breaches, consumer privacy concerns have never been higher. Companies that…Read More →
Mistakes happen, but some are more costly than others. Information disposal mistakes can cause a cascade of legal and financial problems for your business. In this blog, we discuss four common information disposal mistakes to avoid. 1. Ignoring Privacy Requirements Consumers have a legal right to have their privacy maintained by businesses that collect their…Read More →
Privacy breach risks are a reality for every business. Do you have a cradle-to-grave solution for your data? In this blog, we answer your data destruction questions. Q: What data should I destroy? A: Destroy all expired data. Your information retention policy should contain final disposition dates to use as a guideline. If you are…Read More →
You need a more efficient and secure document destruction solution. Your slow, unreliable office paper shredder is not cutting it anymore. Puns aside, knowing what shredding service best suits your needs is not always clear. In this blog, we explain the differences between purge shredding, phase shredding, and routine shredding. Purge Shredding It is easy…Read More →
In the shadow of the Coronavirus pandemic, Americans face an uncertain future. The crisis has forced many organizations to close their doors. But for identity thieves, it’s business as usual. COVID-19-related scams are proliferating as fraudsters capitalize on fear and uncertainty. In this blog, we identify several common scams and offer tips for protecting your…Read More →
To prevent identity theft, expired paper records should be shredded. But what are best practices for discarding unwanted hard drives? Do you erase them? Can they be resold? Is it okay to toss unwanted hard drives in a trash or a recycling bin? In this blog, we explain why, when, and how to destroy unwanted…Read More →
Shredding may seem straightforward, but every organization should use best practices when destroying documents. In this blog, we debunk six common shredding myths. Myth 1: In-House Shredding Is Secure In-house shredding is full of risks. Your employees may forget to destroy confidential documents or toss them in the trash. Outsourced shredding offers enhanced information privacy.…Read More →
Are you wondering whether to outsource your shredding? Looking for help in making your decision? In this blog, we offer several reasons to choose mobile on-site shredding. 1. Productivity Your employees may spend dozens of hours a year shredding documents with an office shredder. Files must be separated into small portions. To avoid jamming the…Read More →
Experts project identity theft will spike in 2020. Fortunately, you can take steps to prevent your personal information from falling into the wrong hands. In this blog, we offer five tips for how to protect your privacy in the year ahead. Update Your Software Computer updates force you to stop what you’re doing and wait…Read More →
Corporate identity theft and business fraud rates are at an all-time high. A document shredding service can help keep your confidential data out of the wrong hands. Unfortunately, the marketplace is loaded with many sub-standard shredding companies. When choosing a shredding provider, consider the following factors. 1. Experience Anyone can start a shredding business, and…Read More →
Keeping track of a plethora of acronyms is hard enough. Making sure your business complies with an alphabet soup of privacy laws is even harder. In this blog, we help you make sense of various state and federal regulations. EEA The Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA) establishes monetary fines for the misappropriation and theft…Read More →
Identity theft is on the rise. What are you doing to protect your family members from having their personal information stolen? In this blog, we offer tips for keeping your loved ones’ identities secure. Use Social Media Wisely Cybercriminals scour Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media sites for publicly-shared information. Don’t share personal details…Read More →
As a business owner, you get to choose how you dispose of outdated information. You can either shred documents yourself or hire a company to do the job. In this blog, we highlight five benefits of outsourcing your shredding. 1. Time Office shredders are inefficient. They can only shred a few sheets of paper at…Read More →
First, the bad news: Identity theft and business fraud crimes have reached an all-time high. Now, here’s the good news: More businesses than ever are taking proactive steps to protect their information. As a result, we are asked a lot of questions about document shredding. In this blog, we answer some of the top questions.…Read More →
You have outdated paperwork, old files, and expired documents, but what’s the best way to get rid of them? It helps to know what shredding service solutions are available to help you. In this blog, we summarize several options to help you choose the right solution. Commercial Shredding Small businesses and large corporations are responsible…Read More →
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