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What is Personally Identifiable Information?

February 19, 2019

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is information that can be used to identify an individual. In your business, you may deal with PII every day, and ultimately it’s your responsibility to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. Failure to do so can cause immense difficulties for clients and employees, and will almost certainly result […]

Upgraded Tech Can Equal A Data Breach In Your Medical Office

February 5, 2019

If you manage a medical office, then odds are you keep the majority of your patient and employee data in the form of digital records. Doing so makes it much easier to access patient data on the spot, thereby making your practice more efficient. It also reduces the need for physical storage space, however, it […]

Advantages Of Outsourcing Your Electronic Data Destruction

January 10, 2019

The safest way to do this is by outsourcing the hard drive destruction to a reputable electronic data destruction service. The following are a few advantages of using an electronic data destruction service:

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 […]

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