Deleted Does Not Mean Destroyed

Today, a majority of business is conducted online or electronically. Bank transactions, payments, applications, emails, etc., are all a part of our normal day to day activities online. This information is stored and recorded on the hard drives of the machines we are using, a treasure trove of information for an identity thief. No problem, just delete the information before …

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 …

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 …

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) …

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 …

Don’t Be a Victim

Is your company’s data safe? Breaches of customer data today are growing in number. If you are a company who keeps records of your customers and handles credit cards, take caution. Breaches occur more often than you realize. Learn About Data Breaches A study by a data protection firm, Ponemon Institute, found that 85% of US organizations have experienced a …

Earth Day 2012

The 42nd anniversary of Earth Day is fast approaching. What started as a grassroots movement to protect the environment has grown into an impressive force to be reckoned with demanding a plan for the future of our planet.  Protecting Your Data, and the Environment At DataShield our primary effort is to protect information and destroy data, but we also believe in …