The Most Overlooked Aspect of Data Security

It just might be one of the most exciting occurrences in the work place, the IT upgrade. Keeping up with technology is difficult, and the promise of enhanced productivity and ease of use is alluring. A rush to upgrade, however, could deliver a devastating blow to your company’s data security based on how you’re approaching data destruction and document disposal. …

Confidential Documents Found in Atlanta Dumpster

By Erica Byfield Atlanta – From WSBTV Discovery of Confidential Documents A tip from a Channel 2 Action News viewer has led to the discovery of hundreds of documents with people’s names, birth dates and Social Security numbers in a dumpster. Gregory Evans told Channel 2’s Erica Byfield he was walking his dog on Renaissance Parkway in midtown Atlanta on …

It is all About Your Written Policies and Procedures

“… It’s really not about patient data security,” Larry Ponemon, founder of the Ponemon Institute, told InformationWeek Healthcare. “Things aren’t getting better – they’re getting worse.” Since the beginning of 2010, Ponemon Institute has seen an increase of over 36% in data security threats to healthcare organizations. “Almost every hospital [surveyed] suffered one data breach, and 45% suffered more than …

Convenience Drives Compliance

The Path of Least Resistance The “path of least resistance,” is a simple concept; things will choose the easiest path possible. Electricity for example—will always choose the path of least resistance hence, lightning, short circuits, complete circuits. Exciting stuff, yeah? Well, the concept of the “path of least resistance” is applicable to document destruction and compliance as well. We all …

Bringing Your Work Home? Check Your Security Policy

A recent study by Czech security software firm Safetica has found that a third of employees admitted to using social media on their company computer during work hours, with another 12 percent admitted to taking home company files or emailing them to a private email, Workplace Savings and Benefits notes. Obviously, not all of these problems can be completely eliminated—short …

Why Shred?

With ShredFest 3.0 just around the corner, knowing what to shred is critical. But so is knowing why you should shred it with professional shredding services. Chances are, if you’re thinking about going to ShredFest this Saturday, you already know some of the reasons shredding is absolutely critical. Even so, some reasons and benefits of safe data destruction aren’t immediately …

“Argo [Protect] Yourself.”

This past Sunday, the movie Argo took home the Oscar for best picture at the Academy Awards. In the movie, which is based on the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, a group of Americans race against the clock to escape the country while Iranian workers try their best to sort through shredded documents detailing their identities. But could that ever really …

Who’s Reading Your Trash? 3 Reasons FACTA Compliance is More Than a Technicality

In today’s data-driven world, it’s hard to imagine any business having a shortage of sensitive client information—making data destruction vital. Whether dealing with patient records at a doctor’s office, tax files at an accounting firm, or a stack of social security numbers locked up in a filing cabinet in a government building, there’s no denying there is a lot of …