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Corporate Recycling Programs

July 21, 2017

For some companies, packaging is the largest part of their environmental footprint. “There’s a difference between things being recyclable and actually being recycled,” says Gerry Fishbeck, Vice President of United Resource Recovery Corporation (URRC), one of the largest recyclers in the country.” The U.S. recycling system has many challenges but corporate recycling programs are evolving. […]

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 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 […]

BBB – May 5, 2018

May 5, 2017

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Document Security Goes Beyond Digital Protection Measures

March 29, 2017

While cyber security continues to receive considerable attention, it’s necessary to keep in mind the negative impact of a physical document, containing sensitive information falling into the wrong hands. Nowadays, companies are spending millions of dollars to improve their network and data security, but not every company is paying attention to physical document disposal protocol. […]

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 […]

Healthcare Security Breaches Extend to 300% Increase Over Three Years

February 15, 2017

2016 has been a year jam-packed with cyber-attacks on the healthcare industry. According to a comprehensive report by TrapX Labs, cyber-attackers are now responsible for 31.42% of all major HIPAA data breaches reported in 2016 – a 300% increase over the last three years alone. Per Moshe Ben Simon, co-founder and Vice President of TrapX […]

AccuShred is Expanding – We’ve Added Another Truck to the Fleet!

February 1, 2017

We’ve been busy at the AccuShred facility lately! To keep up with our growing business, we’ve recently added a 2017 Hino truck with a twenty-six-foot box to our fleet. This brings our fleet total to six trucks – three mobile trucks and three collection trucks. Have a look at our newly branded 2017 Hino truck: […]

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 […]

What to Do When Your Social Security Number is Stolen

November 21, 2016

Your Social Security number (SSN) is easily the most valuable form of identification to cyber criminals. In fact, sales and distribution of Social Security numbers occur daily on the black market. A stolen SSN provides the opportunity for thieves to not only steal property and open accounts, but also use the victim’s name. If an identity-theft […]

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Dear Potential AccuShred Customer, I never thought that I would ever have the need to outsource someone to destroy my old patient records. After all, my office manager has a shredder by her desk. After reading an article on the ADA’s website about pending lawsuits against dentists who throw out patient information, however, I decided […]

Brad Barricklow, DDS
Brookview Dental

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