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Are you handling confidential information correctly?

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 cyber crimes continue to rise and hackers are on the hunt for anything…

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Should I Donate my Company’s Old Office Equipment?

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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How to Select the Right Shredding Partner for your Business

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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Three ways secure shredding protects your business

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 Sticks it to Customers

Fees imposed 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 commodities, the…

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Are you a victim the Capital One Breach?

Here’s what you need to know Considered to be one of the largest data breaches in history, the Capital One hack has exposed more than 100 million Americans and six million people in Canada. According to reports, the breach resulted in the hacker gaining access to the personal information of Capital One consumers, applicants and…

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What is a Social Engineering attack?

How NOT to become a victim Today, there are all kinds of scams and fraudulent activities that hackers use to gain your personal information and steal your identity. Social Engineering is a method thieves use to manipulate people and trick them into giving out their confidential data like passwords, account numbers and more. This type…

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The Quest Diagnostics Breach

What you need to know Another massive breach of personal data has occurred and this time it was Quest Diagnostics, the lab testing company that serves millions of patients across the country. The breach is said to have affected nearly 12 million people and was the result of a hack into a third-party billing company…

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Protecting your personal data

Back it up! The newest technology and devices afford all of us the opportunity to store massive amounts of information on our devices—whether it’s your home or office PC, your tablet or your phone. The more memory your device has, the more stuff you can keep on it. A few years back, everyone was syncing…

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Robocalls—how to stop them

Take these steps Here’s a fact that may surprise you—robocalls are the number one complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission with more than 500,000 complaints per month. Robocalls, which are defined as automated calls with a recorded message, are more than a nuisance, many of them are tactics used by scammers to lure you…

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