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Do Paper Files Pose as Great a Risk for Breaches as Digital Ones?

Here’s Why Hard-Copies Can Be Just as Dangerous The first thing most of us think of when we hear about data breaches are the loss of digital data—the hacking of millions of online records and the exposure of private information of millions of people at one time. And while this is an all too common…
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Why You Need HIPAA Compliant Hard Drive Destruction

Following the Mandates Protects You & Your Business While most business owners know the importance of proper retention and destruction of confidential records and how critical remaining compliant is, many don’t realize that HIPAA laws and other privacy mandates extend to hard drives and other devices used by the company. The fact is, many companies,…
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Protecting Your Business Documents and Data During Hurricane Season

3 Tips to Safeguard Your Company All of us in South Florida breathed a sigh of relief as we were spared from the effects of Hurricane Isaias, but Hurricane season is here and with it comes the necessity to prepare. For businesses, it’s crucial to ensure that your company’s confidential records and data are safe,…
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How to Minimize the Risks of Security Threats During COVID-19

Preventing Physical and Cyber Risks to Your Business Business around the world have shut their doors and moved to remote operations during the global pandemic. And while this may seem like a more secure way to operate, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the risk of data breaches and losses have increased for many companies. Preventing…
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Are Medical Records Destruction Logs Necessary?

What’s Required and What Information Needs to Be Included Logging your medical records destruction is important to ensure you’re staying up-to-date with destruction and retention of your patient’s medical records. Keeping track of the records that you have destroyed is also a key way to remain compliant with HIPAA rules and other state and federal…
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Document Retention and Destruction During the Pandemic

Keeping Compliant & Secure The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way many of us work—forcing companies to close their workplaces and adapt to working from home arrangements. But the requirements for document retention and destruction mandated by official federal and government agencies is still a concern. It’s imperative that if your organization is required to…
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What Kinds of Companies Need to Hire a Shredding and Destruction Provider?

Types of businesses that should partner with a shredding provider As a business owner or the manager of a company, it’s important to consider the safety and security of your documents, your data and your network. If you’re handling your shredding in-house and wondering if this is the safest and most secure way, here’s a…
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Unemployment Fraud—The Latest Scam on the Rise

Here’s what you need to know Hundreds of thousands of Floridians have filed for unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES ACT put into place an additional $600 a week for those who’ve lost their jobs—and while it’s designed to relieve some of the financial struggle, the act has fueled a rise…
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Why Companies Should Shred Immediately When Employees Return to Work

An Important Way to Protect Your Corporate Identity As a result of the COVID-19 virus, Americans across the country, in every industry, have been working from home for approximately two months. As states across the nation begin reopening phases, many employees will be returning to their offices and with that in mind, it’s important for…
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Some HIPAA Regulations Suspended During COVID-19

Changes to Privacy Rules You Need to Know On April 3, 2020, as the coronavirus continued to spread across the country, the OCR (Office for Civil Rights) and the HHS (United States Department of Health and Human Services) announced a change in regulation of HIPAA privacy rule. HIPAA Enforcement Changes Although the change applies mostly…
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