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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 […]

India’s Informal Market

September 27, 2017

India’s informal electronic market is influenced by hundreds of thousands of people who collect unregistered recycled goods. Over 90 percent of India’s e-scrap enters the informal sector for processing, according to a national assessment and follow-up studies by nonprofit groups and academic institutions. In fact, the Seelampur slum, many call home, has become one of India’s most […]

Training Staff in HIPAA Regulations

September 7, 2017

Most breaches of protected health information (PHI) are related to human error, underscoring the need for medical practices to develop and maintain rigorous training programs for employees so they comply with HIPAA regulations. However when it comes to training, these organizations are not doing enough to education and train their personnel. A $20 training video […]

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 […]

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

July 24, 2017

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Americans have been recycling paper for more than 300 years. The average office worker in the U.S. uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. That’s 4 million tons of copy paper used annually. Office workers in the U.S. generate approximately 2 pounds of paper and paperboard products every day. There are […]

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

May 5, 2018 BBB 9:00am-1:00pm Sears Westgate parking lot

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. […]

Upcoming Shred Days

City of Sylvania, April 20, 2019

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Sylvania Municipal Building, 6730 Monroe St. #201, Sylvania, OH 43560

Horizons Planning, April 22, 2019

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: 250 W. Eisenhower Pkwy. #140, Ann Arbor, MI 48103    

BBB, May 4, 2019

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: (Former) Sears Westgate parking lot, 3408 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606
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Testimonials

I would like to thank you for the service that AccuShred provided our company for the past six years. Due to the high demand for confidentiality in the financial planning business, your service of shredding all of our records on-site met all of our requirements. We were on a six-week schedule and every time that we […]

Jackie DuVall Office
Manager
R. Bruce Foster Financial Services, Inc.

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