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 …

It is all About Your Written Policies and Procedures

“… It’s really not about patient data security,” Larry Ponemon, founder of the Ponemon Institute, told InformationWeek Healthcare. “Things aren’t getting better – they’re getting worse.” Since the beginning of 2010, Ponemon Institute has seen an increase of over 36% in data security threats to healthcare organizations. “Almost every hospital [surveyed] suffered one data breach, and 45% suffered more than …

Why Shred?

With ShredFest 3.0 just around the corner, knowing what to shred is critical. But so is knowing why you should shred it. Chances are, if you’re thinking about going to ShredFest this Saturday, you already know some of the reasons that shredding is absolutely critical. Even so, there are some reasons and benefits that may not be as immediately obvious, …

Confidential Document Destruction-To Shred or not to Shred?

Business owners and consumers alike are faced with this dilemma on a daily basis.  Is it necessary to go through the extra time and expense to shred sensitive documents, what constitutes a sensitive document and what are the repercussions if you choose to throw the material away or simply recycle it?  These are important questions to evaluate and their answers …