4 Steps to Protect Customer Information

More fallout for the country’s second-largest health insurer, Anthem, after the company announced a massive data breach in early February potentially affecting 80 million of its customers. In Nebraska alone, more than 100,000 affected residents are being notified of the breach via mail. Experts now say the cyber-attack could be far worse than previous breaches affecting retail and home improvement …

Second Largest Health Insurer is Latest Victim to Cyber Attack

Forty million U.S. customers of Anthem Inc are on high alert of possible identity theft after the health insurer reported a massive cyber security breath. The company said the “very sophisticated attack” involved one of its IT systems and hackers stole former and current customers’ birthdays, social security numbers and contact and employment information including income data. To read the …

Data Breach Exposes A Billion Records In Largest Online Hack

After a recent data breach by a Russian crime ring, no one is safe online. The crime ring accumulated the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials. A security firm out of Milwaukee uncovered the hacking of 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. The hackers got a hold of internet credentials from Fortune …

Recent Data Breaches Prove Value of Secure Hard Drive Shredding

We too often hear stories of a laptop or hard drive finding their way into the wrong hands. Once these confidential information-bearing devices get swiped from a non-secure area, trouble immediately starts boiling. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), medical facilities are held responsible for information that passes through their offices on a daily basis. Non-medical related companies …

Omaha Bank Gets “Happy” In Dance Video

Omaha’s American National Bank branch got “Happy” in celebration of Mayor Jean Stother’s newly initiated “Day of Happiness.” Even DataShield made our way into the celebration (1:57). Watch Personal Banker Buddy Hogan play the part of Pharrell Williams in this vibrantly contagious music video: DataShield Celebrating “Day of Happiness” [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSu6nP0fjHc&w=560&h=315]

Resident Finds Confidential Documents in Apartment Dumpster

On March 12, residents of an Odessa, TX, apartment complex witnessed their worst fear: having their most private information exposed. Management of the apartment complex put their tenants at risk of identity theft by not taking secure measures to properly dispose of confidential documents. NewsWest 9 reported the following story: ODESSA, TX A disturbing find in a dumpster at an …

Confidential Information Found On 30 Percent Of Recycled Computers

A recent study done in Australia by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) discovered 30 percent of recycled computers contain highly confidential personal information. NAID purchased 52 recycled computer hard drives from a variety of public-access purchasing sources, such as eBay. They then had a forensic investigator search for confidential information on the hard drives. 15 of the 52 …

Shredding Documents: A New Year’s Resolution & Way To Say Goodbye to 2013

A New Year’s Resolution Losing weight and quitting smoking are among the top New Year’s resolutions every year. When people commit themselves to getting healthy, they are really hoping to feel better. You may not think that shredding documents falls in the category of resolutions, but it will make you feel better. In 2014, make shredding documents your New Year’s …