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How To Handle A HIPAA Breach

August 6, 2019

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) was passed in 1996 and mandates industry-wide standards regarding the health care information found on electronic billing and other processes. It also requires that health information be carefully protected and handled to ensure the confidentiality of patients.

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 If you plan on disposing of old electronics because they are outdated or being replaced, you’ll want to make sure they are disposed of securely through the use of a professional data […]

Top Information Security Threats in the Office

June 12, 2019

Businesses of all sizes deal with sensitive data, whether it’s employee information, customer information, or general company information. You’ll want to do everything you can to protect this information and keep it from getting out or getting stolen. It can be absolutely disastrous if certain sensitive data falls into the wrong hands, after all.

9 Questions To Ask Your Electronic Device Destruction Service

May 22, 2019

If you’re upgrading any electronic devices or simply getting rid of old technology, it’s extremely important that you dispose of them properly, especially if they hold potentially sensitive information (such as external hard drives or computer systems). Even if you take great care to wipe your devices clean, data can be restored by knowledgeable individuals […]

How To Choose An Electronic Recycling Service

April 16, 2019

When you have electronics that need to be disposed of, you’ll no doubt want to find an environmentally friendly way to do so. However, you’ll also want to make sure that any data contained on your electronics, whether they’re old computers, printers, or hard drives, is completely destroyed in order to prevent the theft of […]

A Quick Guide on How Long to Keep Sensitive Documents Before Shredding Them

October 31, 2017

We all have important documents we’re holding on to for dear life. Often, we don’t even ask the question, “When is it time to shred these?” If you have a filing cabinet at home, filled with old tax returns, bank statements, utility bills and more, it’s time to learn how long you should be keeping […]

Why NAID-Certified Physical Hard Drive Destruction Makes a Difference

May 17, 2017

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) recently announced that it had commissioned a study of 250 electronic devices resold in the secondhand market and 40% 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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