To shred or not to shred? A guide to secure document destruction

Despite the wealth of data our computers store, businesses still produce an enormous volume of paper. This paper ends up in desk drawers, filing cabinets, and storage boxes, eventually cluttering the office and creating a disorganized workspace. We often want to get rid of excess paper documents but feel compelled to ask the question “What if I need this paper …

Debunking 4 Myths About Document Shredding

The complex world of data security and secure document destruction is certainly not as cut and dry as a shredded piece of paper, but one point should be clear—secure document shredding is a crucial step in your data security program If you’re on the fence about hiring a professional document shredding service or wondering how to make your company more …

Why office shredders aren’t as safe as you think

We hate to break it to you, but your office shredder isn’t cutting it—as far as data security goes. What was once a time-tested and go-to option for effective document destruction may not be as compliant as you think. While an in-office shredder has always been regarded as messy and time-consuming it was largely considered good enough.  But times have …

On-site or plant-based? How to Choose Which One is Right for You.

Document destruction is absolutely essential to your organization’s data security. It keeps your proprietary and sensitive data away from those who could use it against you and it also keeps you compliant.  Selecting the right professional document shredding partner greatly reduces the chance of your important data falling into the wrong hands. This is the first and most critical step.  …

7 ways to keep your data secure when employees work from home

In addition to traditional benefits, more and more employers are offering additional benefits, including the flexibility to work from home, to keep employees engaged. Over the last 10 years, remote working arrangements have increased by 91%. In 2020, over 50% of the US workforce will be working remotely. With great flexibility comes great responsibility—for data security that is. Employees who …

Phishing and email scams to watch out for in 2020

We’re entering a new decade of technological advancements, literacy and expertise with more people than ever working online. However, as society becomes more knowledgeable about technology and computers, scammers are becoming more sophisticated. Online scams and phishing are inherent threats to internet users, but if you know the warning signs, you can protect yourself and your information. Your best defense …

How to make information security an integral part of your company culture

As news stories about the danger and destruction of data breaches appear more frequently, awareness of information security and security threats have grown. While the average person now likely has a basic understanding of the value of data security, that does not mean organizations have followed suit. Security awareness alone will not protect your organization from data breaches and threats. …

3 things you should do after a data breach

How to minimize damage and prevent future breaches. In 2019, over one-third of small businesses experienced a data breach or information security issue. Although data breaches at large organizations grab headlines, small organizations are often bigger targets and just as, if not more likely, to experience a breach than large corporations because they have enough valuable assets worth pursuing and …

The worst—and most preventable—data breaches of 2019

According to Dark Reading, a leading information security news source, 2019 is likely the worst year for cyber-attacks and data breaches in history. In just the first nine months of 2019, over 7.9 billion records were exposed from 5,000 breaches. Almost half of those records were exposed in six giant data breaches. While malicious actors were partly responsible for the …

How to find the best ITAD partner to keep your data safe

IT Asset Disposition is a small business essential, and the right partnership is the difference between security and vulnerability. All of the information that makes your business unique, organized, and successful exists somewhere on your company’s computer system. From financial records to proprietary processes to customer contacts, your electronic files have sensitive data that can determine the future of your …