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How Complex Do Your Passwords Need To Be

November 7, 2018

Your passwords protect all kinds of data online, from your email account to online bank accounts and more. Having your password stolen from one of these sites could end up setting off many issues, from having purchases made in your name, having your identity stolen, or having your sensitive information exposed.

Data Destruction Industry Responds to Customer Needs for Proper Professional Liability Protection

March 7, 2018

The Situation Using outside vendors for data destruction and other data-related services has grown so popular because they can do it more securely and more economically than organizations can do it for themselves. But, with stringent regulations and severe financial consequences, customers have come to realize that they are responsible in the unlikely event a […]

The Equifax Breach Exposed More Information Than Previously Reported

February 21, 2018

Thought the Equifax data breach story was over? Think again. Additional information, including tax IDs and details on individual driver’s licenses may have been accessed in the hack according to documents provided to the Senate Banking Committee per CNN. In the original announcement, Equifax reported that some driver’s license numbers were compromised. However, they’re now […]

How to Protect Your Child’s Identity and Credit Score

January 18, 2018

Protecting a child from harm is a parent’s number one priority. As a parent, you wouldn’t think twice about safely strapping your child into a car seat, blocking off the stairs from unwanted falls and providing guidance across a busy parking lot. But when it comes to your child’s identity and credit, are you just […]

The Fear of Identity Theft is Increasing Year Over Year

November 16, 2017

According to a recent study by Generali Global Assistance, worry about identity theft is now on par with common concerns such as illnesses and car accidents. In fact, more people are becoming concerned about identity theft year over year. Per the study, 31% of U.S. consumers are very worried about being a victim of identity […]

New Medicare Cards to Protect Senior Citizens from Identity Theft

October 18, 2017

We talk about identity theft protection a lot. Why wouldn’t we? We’re in the business of destroying your most sensitive information, further protecting you from identity theft. But not all sensitive information is ready to be destroyed. In fact, some of your most sensitive information is with you every day. Take Medicare for instance. The […]

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 Unfortunate Consequences of HIPAA Violations

May 31, 2017

Health Data Management recently published an article about CardioNet, a vendor of ambulatory cardiac monitoring products, having to pay a $2.5 million fine and follow a 2-year corrective action plan due to a HIPAA violation. The settlement follows the 2012 theft of a laptop from an employee’s car that compromised the security of electronic protected […]

Why NAID-Certified Physical Hard Drive Destruction Makes a Difference

May 17, 2017

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) recently announced that 40% of electronic devices resold in the secondhand market contained personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information (PII), or sensitive personal information (SPI), as used in information and security laws, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact […]

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