How can they protect my business? Any business, no matter what the industry, can become a victim of a security breach. That’s why all businesses need a plan and a process for the disposal of confidential files, documents and materials. No matter the volume of paperwork, each and every document that contains information like account…

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Why proper disposal is critical The disposal of patient records is regulated both on a state and federal level and every healthcare provider must adhere to these mandates to ensure compliance. The federal law HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) enacted in 1996 addresses the use and disclosure of patient’s health information. The goal,…

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Outdated, recalled, faulty merchandise should be shredded Merchandise that’s no longer viable or outdated products that display your brand can pose a risk to your company if left in the marketplace. Products that did not pass quality control standards, damaged items and even overstocked merchandise should not be thrown away carelessly or recycled because they…

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Proper Destruction & Why they can’t go to landfills Imagine what could happen if old police and security guard uniforms fell into the wrong hands. Today, many unscrupulous folks attempt to impersonate police officers, firefighters and other authority figures to gain entrance into people’s homes or workplaces and to commit a variety of crimes. For…

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And how can it protect my company from ID theft? Companies today are getting more and more proactive in the fight against ID theft. The clean desk policy is one step that many organizations are implementing to ramp up security efforts—and the benefits are more than just a cleaner, less-cluttered work space. Take a look:…

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5 Mistakes your company could be making No matter what business you’re in, your company has access to and stores confidential information, whether your business’s data or your client’s. It’s this information that is always at risk—especially in today’s high-tech universe where cybercrimes continue to rise and hackers are on the hunt for anything they…

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Can giving them away put me at risk? Clearing out old office equipment can be a freeing experience. It feels great to move out the old and bring in the new. Everyone loves a new scanner, printer, copier and computer equipment. But the question is, what should you do with the old stuff? If you’re…

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Top questions you should ask when choosing a shredding company Every business strives to protect themselves against data and ID theft. And no matter how much paperwork your company produces, it’s a challenge to ensure records are being properly retained and destroyed. Choosing a shredding partner is an important step for most businesses and one…

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Key considerations to safeguard your organization Although many businesses are making the move to paperless, most still collect and store paperwork that contains sensitive information. From payroll and personnel records to client lists, credit card and bank information—it’s these types of data that ID thieves are on the hunt for and that can pose a…

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Shred-it imposes extra fees to cover lost profits The largest shredding company in the world, Shred-It has imposed higher fees to their customers in an attempt to cover their losses. Shredding companies around the world have felt the impact of declining paper prices—a factor that contributes greatly to their profit and loss margin. Like other…

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