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Cyber Security Best Practices: How to Keep Your Information Secure

December 30, 2019

A hacking attempt is registered every 39 seconds, and the average cost of a data breach to U.S companies is $8.19 million. These startling numbers show just how serious poor cyber security practices can be. Whether you’re operating a startup or a multinational organization, keeping your information secure should be a top concern. Data breaches […]

Why is a Secure Chain of Custody Crucial for Data Destruction Security

December 9, 2019

Companies often need to upgrade their IT equipment. The upgrading process involves getting rid of the old infrastructure and erasing the data contained therein. Unfortunately, many businesses don’t know how to dispose of old hard drives properly, and this results in data security issues. Without a secure chain of custody, you can’t keep track of […]

What are the Financial Consequences of a Data Breach?

November 20, 2019

Cybercrime has increased significantly over the last decade as the dependence on IT has grown within businesses of all sizes. In fact, many cybercriminals target smaller and mid-sized companies in particular because criminals know they don’t have as much to invest in their cybersecurity efforts. According to the Ponemon Institute, the global average cost of […]

Do You Have to Report a Data Breach?

October 24, 2019

If you have any kind of online presence, store data on your computer systems, or use email regularly throughout your organization, then odds are you have some kind of cybersecurity in place, such as firewalls, anti-virus software, or basic security protocol that employees must be trained in.

Can I Safely Destroy Electronic Data?

October 17, 2019

  As a business in the modern world, odds are you no longer rely solely on physical paperwork and documents to store your company’s information. Most businesses, even the smallest ones, store their data on hard drives. This electronic data includes potentially sensitive information, such as personal client and business partner information, customer credit card […]

What is Your Data Breach Response Plan?

September 23, 2019

Despite your best cybersecurity efforts and thoughtfully crafted data handling policies, data breaches can still occur. In fact, hackers often go after smaller businesses for the simple reason that they aren’t as capable of investing a significant amount of resources into cybersecurity as bigger companies are. Because a data breach can be a serious problem, […]

Securing and Disposing of Sensitive Data The Right Way

September 10, 2019

Insufficient data security protocols really do have the potential to lead to a significant financial loss or even the closing of your business. Use your mind’s eye to envision a situation in which a hacker or disgruntled employee accesses your system, pilfers your data (including client information) and sells it on the black market. You […]

Can I Erase My Hard Drive With Data Destruction?

August 20, 2019

As a business, odds are you store a lot of information on your computer’s hard drive. This information can be very sensitive — it can include everything from the social security numbers of your employees to the credit card information of your customers. You may even have trade secrets stored on your computers.

5 Common Ways Identity Theft Happens

July 16, 2019

Identity theft has become much more of a risk these days due to the huge amount of personal information that is shared online, whether wittingly or unwittingly. As a result, it’s important that you understand how to keep your information safe and how to identify certain scams. The following are five of the most common […]

Electronic Asset Disposal: How To Safeguard Your Information

July 3, 2019

When it comes to your electronics, from computers to your printers, odds are there’s some data stored on them that could be considered sensitive. If you plan on disposing of old electronics because they are outdated or being replaced, you’ll want to make sure they are disposed of securely through the use of a professional data […]

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