10 Ways to Protect Your Family (Right Now) from Identity Theft

Today’s post is part of an on-going series during the month of March about protecting families and small business from identity theft and raising awareness about data security. On April 6th, DataShield will be hosting a free “Shredding Day” for individuals living in the Omaha area. With the amount of data we use on a daily basis increasing exponentially every year, protecting …

“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 …

Data Attacks

Have you ever considered how data is most commonly breached? Taking the time to understand how you are at risk may significantly reduce and perhaps eliminate a data breach in your future. Understanding Your Risks The majority of information compromise comes from hacking followed by data either printed or electronic that is physically lost. The Identity Theft Resource Center (IRTC) …

6 Important Reasons to Shred Confidential Information

You may be asking yourself if it’s really necessary to have a professional document shredding service.  Asking the question is a step in the right direction.  The following six steps outline some of the most important reasons your business can’t afford not to have a professional paper shredder. Why You Need Professional Paper Shredding Services 1.)    It’s the law. The …