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The Equifax Data Breach

September 29, 2017

One of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, exposed 143 million American’s sensitive and personal information in a data breach. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about […]

Correctly Destroy Your Digital Property

September 5, 2017

When it comes to information that is stored on a disk or hard drive, information will not be safe just by breaking it in half or taking a hammer to it. The National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) recently completed a study that concluded that, in Mexico, only 10% of obsolete electronics discarded […]

The Future of Cybersecurity: Required State-wide Programs for Financial Institutions

September 29, 2016

If you’ve been following our blog lately, you may have noticed our emphasis on cybersecurity. There’s good reason for that – cybercrime rates are increasing significantly year-to-year. In fact, according to Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, at the close of 2015, the world experienced the largest data breach ever publicly reported. 191 million records […]

Why The Anthem Health Data Breach Confirms the Need for Better Data Protection

January 21, 2016

In January of 2014, an administrator at health insurer, Anthem noticed a very large and unusual query running on their network. Although it appeared as though a colleague was responsible for this query, further investigation revealed it was coming from elsewhere. Within minutes of noticing this query, Anthem was on full alert. Apparently, the hackers […]

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft at the Workplace

October 30, 2015

What are you doing to protect your company’s trash? Depending on your individual organization’s needs, AccuShred offers daily, weekly, monthly, or on-call destruction services. We provide, free-of-charge, specially designed secure locking bins or console units placed strategically throughout your office or facility. These containers are used to safely deposit and store your sensitive information. Our […]

What Matters Most

February 26, 2015

We are proud to announce that our very own Nate Segall co-authored an article entitled, “What Matters Most,” in the February edition of the Storage & Destruction Business (SDB) Magazine. In the article, Segall and two other document destruction industry leaders collaborated to share thoughts on trends in the document destruction industry and what the […]

Academic Institutions and Identity Theft

September 4, 2014

Resource: Interview with Brian Lapidus (Senior VP of Kroll Fraud Solutions) by University Business http://www.universitybusiness.com/article/academic-institutions-and-identity-theft-what-you-need-know Academic institutions store an ever-growing database of personal information varying from information from past applicants, alumni, current students, and faculty. This expanding database is making academic institutions a prime target for identity thieves, identity theft, and data security breaches. Data […]

6 Ways You’re Unknowingly Compromising Your Identity

July 30, 2014

Article by Kathryn Buschman Vasel | http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2014/06/27/6-ways-youre-unknowingly-compromising-your-identity/ We all know not to carry around our Social Security card or use public Wi-Fi to do personal banking, but there are other not-as-obvious ways we are compromising our personal information. “It’s one of those ‘not me’ thoughts,” says Julie Springer, vice president at credit and information management […]

The Red Flags Rule and Why It’s Important

July 17, 2014

The Red Flags Rule requires many businesses and organizations to implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program designed to detect the warning signs – red flags – of identity theft in their day-to-day operations, take steps to prevent the crime, and mitigate its damage. The Red Flags Rule tells businesses how to develop, implement and […]

The 6 Federal Laws Protecting Against Identity Theft

July 10, 2014

What are the federal laws regarding identity theft? With identity theft on the rise in the U.S., consumers are outraged, stressed over finances, and losing confidence in businesses who have not helped against identity theft. The federal government and state governments have realized over the years that identity theft is a growing concern and laws […]

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Dear Potential AccuShred Customer, I never thought that I would ever have the need to outsource someone to destroy my old patient records. After all, my office manager has a shredder by her desk. After reading an article on the ADA’s website about pending lawsuits against dentists who throw out patient information, however, I decided […]

Brad Barricklow, DDS
Brookview Dental

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