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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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Reasons You Need to Destroy Your Old Hard Drives

November 4, 2015

The protection of your sensitive electronic information is often overlooked in a company’s data destruction plan. Many companies are beginning to rely on software to delete their data, but software comes with limitations and more often than not leaves hard drives vulnerable to attack by determined hackers. So, what’s the solution? In our experience, the […]

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 […]

Does (Particle) Size Matter?

June 18, 2015

In our world – absolutely! It is important to recognize, however, that data destruction, whether on paper or electronic media, is a process requiring security at several different points. Particle size is but one aspect of the secure process that needs to be considered. We feel it is more important when we are discussing mobile […]

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