Secure Your Office Electronic Data in 4 Simple Steps

December 4, 2018

Storing data electronically may be more secure than having reams of files and papers, but it’s not impenetrable. Without effort on your part, someone with the right knowledge and a little dedication could easily gain access to your sensitive electronic data. This opens your business up to a personal loss as well as a legal […]

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 […]

Applicant Personal Information Found in Dumpster After Improper Disposal

March 15, 2017

In the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas, an inactive company is under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office after improperly disposing documents containing personal information of former applicants. Local resident, David Aguilera Jr. spotted the documents in a dumpster when he was throwing away posters. He claimed that piles of paper and folders were […]

Canadian Government Experiences Over 10,000 Document Security Incidents

December 9, 2016

The Canadian government experienced a massive spike in secure document mishandling since Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau came into office. The current administration has reported more than 10,000 incidents. The highest number of incidents took place in Public Services and Procurement Canada, which reported 2,912 cases of documents not handled between November 4, 2015 and September […]

The Dreadful Consequences of Improper Data Destruction

June 14, 2016

In 2011, documents containing information on NYPD’s counterterrorism were found and posted on the Internet. In 2014, Safeway, Inc. improperly disposed of customers’ medical information. Instead of moving the documents, they just threw them out. In 2016, multiple NFL players’ medical information was stolen out of a personal trainer’s locked car. What do all of […]

Study Proves Companies Need to Get More Serious About Document Destruction

January 13, 2016

Last year, Cintas hosted a webinar with Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute, to survey the results of a study Security of Paper Records and Document Shredding. This study was performed to determine the current practices companies are using to secure sensitive documents during the shredding and destruction process. “Despite the […]

Why Secure Document Shredding Is Still Important Today

January 6, 2016

As we progress further into the digital age, it’s easy to assume that the need for a consistent paper document shredding service is vanishing. However, that’s nowhere near true. According to the 2015 BakerHostetler Incident Response Report, 1 in 5 data breaches involve paper records. That’s right, 20% of the incidents handled in 2014 dealt […]

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 […]

Dumpster Divers Are Stealing Your Information – Take Action Now!

October 27, 2015

Did you know that it is not illegal for people to go through your trash? In the case of California vs. Greenwood, it was held that the Fourth Amendment does not prohibit the warrantless search and seizure of garbage left for collection outside the curtilage of a home (pp. 39-44). The Supreme Court ruled that […]

History of Shredding Machines

July 16, 2015

Ever wondered the history of shredding machines? We’ve created this infographic with a brief history from information on Paper-Shredder-Info. (See full text below infographic.)   Paper Shredding Machine Timeline 4000 B.C. Egypt The invention of papyrus sparked the need for destruction of documents. When a mistake was made on papyrus, the document was torn up […]

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