Top Data Security Mistakes Most Companies Make

With most of a company’s information stored and used through technology, overexposure of private documents is becoming more common. State laws require businesses to secure their disposal of paper documents, digital files and inactive electronics. The following is a list of data security mistakes that can easily be avoided to better secure the confidentiality of a company. Weak or consistent …

Is The Data Storage In Your Smartphone a Window into Your Life?

It seems as though every few months our smart phones are getting smarter and smarter. The ability to provide immediate information, an instant connection, or even mobile banking has provided a convenience that leaves us wondering how we ever managed without it. Though the technology is ever advancing and making our lives innumerably better, the abundance of information in a …

Trending: Plant-Based Document Destruction Popular Among Businesses

Confidential documents improperly disposed of led to over 30.4 million compromised documents in 2011 (FTC). That is 304,000,000 pieces of paper containing credit card numbers, social security numbers, addresses, names, phone numbers, and the like. To combat paper document leaks, organizations have been enlisting the services of document destruction companies, companies that provide safe and secure document shredding, both mobile …

Erasing Hard Drives not Effective Against Data Loss

Recent data indicates that over 340 million new computers are sold on an annual basis, 75% of which are replacements for older units. If you do the math, that is approximately 255,000,000 computers being replaced and retired every year. Most of these PC’s end up at recycling facilities or organizations that ‘promise’ to erase your personal information. These companies use …

Macy’s Parade Confetti Is Reason For Outsourcing Shredding

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – In response to the highly publicized use of shredded private information as confetti in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is reminding businesses that discarded shredded material is a security risk. “We’ve known for decades that shredded materials can be reconstructed,” said NAID CEO Robert Johnson. “Now, however, given the processing …

What’s In Your Trash Can?

Most of us refer to what we put in the garbage can as trash. Identity thieves have a markedly different definition. These less than above board individuals refer to the material in your garbage can as gleaming with possibility. What we throw away in the comfort of our own home or even in our place of business can be considered …

Choosing a Qualified Data Destruction Company

The following article outlines important questions a business or individual should consider before hiring a data destruction company.  The list below is a reprint from an article published by Network World of the 13 characteristics potential customers should consider. How well does the service understand the various government guidelines or security classifications regarding data destruction? Does the company perform data …