What you should consider when hiring an information destruction firm

Destroying information that is no longer needed is nothing to take lightly. Your business, customers, and employees depend on security measures like document and data destruction to keep them safe and compliant. There is no question that using a professional shredding service is the most efficient and secure way to go about this, but what should you look for when …

How to implement a secure clean-desk policy

Every business has confidential information. Employee data, client records, trade secrets—all must be protected. And because nearly every employee handles sensitive information every day, it can seem like a daunting task to keep that information safe. To protect your confidential information from unauthorized individuals—inside and outside your company—implement a clean-desk policy. A clean-desk policy requires employees to keep their workspaces …

Maintaining data security with your work from home employees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

The unprecedented, unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic are forcing thousands of organizations to send their employees home. Luckily, technology allows us to work from anywhere and maintain a relatively normal level of productivity. Still, this new, large-scale work-from-home migration creates several security challenges for individuals and businesses. Many of us are already making concessions and compromises to our …

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.  …

The Small Office Shredder: Friend or Foe?

Junk mail, receipts, business paperwork, credit card statements, and healthcare information—the list goes on and on. But the bottom line is it’s all paperwork that needs to be shredded. You know better than to discard personal information that could be used to commit identity theft in the trash, but is tackling it with your small office shredder really any better? …

Mobile Shredding or Shredding at Our Facility

What’s best for your business? Secure paper shredding is a necessity for companies of all sizes. If left exposed, billing information, patient records, or simply a misprinted form can become a risk for your company. DataShield is dedicated to meeting your needs by delivering custom document destruction solutions. We give you options when it comes to shredding confidential documents. All …

3 Reasons to Purge Sensitive Data

3 Reasons to Purge Sensitive Data: Save Time and Money According to Business Insider, the average cost of a single data breach is over $7 million. This includes the cost to resolve the attack, regulatory fines, legal costs, and notification costs. Purging sensitive data—personal data or business data—once or twice a year with DataShield costs way less than $7 million. …