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Posts by Richard Steed

6 Steps to Keep Your Identity Safe

California offers a growing economy, stunning scenery, and a diverse population. The Golden State also ranks third in the nation for identity theft-related crimes. What are you doing to protect your personal information? In this blog, we offer several identity theft prevention tips. 1. Monitor Your Credit Card Statement According to the online financial website…

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6 Reasons to Outsource Your Shredding

Running a successful business isn’t easy. To make sure your company is profitable, you need to know when to let go of the reins. Here are several reasons to outsource your next shredding project: 1. Privacy Protection You must protect the privacy of your employees, customers, and vendors. Forgetting to shred documents jeopardizes their personal…

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Are You Shredding These Documents?

You’re feeling good about your document retention policy, but do you have a document destruction plan? Keeping paper records too long exposes your company to identity theft and fraud. Here are several categories of documents you should be shredding: Tax Records and Financial Documents With the April 15th tax deadline on the horizon, many companies…

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Questions to Ask a Prospective Shredding and Destruction Provider

Shredding and destruction of outdated and expired information is integral to a solid data security plan. But how do you choose the right shredding and destruction provider for your business? In this blog, we offer several important questions to ask a prospective vendor. How long have you been in business? You need to trust the…

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Answers to the Top 5 Paper Shredding Questions

Every year, we’re asked hundreds of information destruction questions. One thing is apparent: even in the Digital Age, organizations are concerned about their document disposal practices. So, in this blog, we’re passing along answers to five of the most frequently-asked paper shredding questions. Q: Is paper shredding required by law? A: Many state and federal…

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National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month Tips

The holiday season brings out the best in most people; charitable donations increase, strangers lend a helping hand to those less fortunate, and generosity unites family and friends. Unfortunately, these virtues don’t extend to identity thieves. For them, the holiday season is an opportunity to take advantage of consumers. The problem is so severe that…

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Head-to-Head Comparison: Onsite vs. Offsite Shredding

If you enjoy a great debate, look no further. The old debate between the benefits of onsite vs. offsite shredding still continues. In this blog, we explain the differences and similarities between the two. Offsite Shredding An offsite shredding service allows your documents to be collected from your business and securely transported to a plant-based…

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5 Common Document Destruction Mistakes to Avoid

Some mistakes are harmless, while others have severe consequences. Document disposal is the perfect example: If one of your paper files is tossed in the trash and results in the exposure of confidential information, your business could be fined or sued—or both. To prevent this from happening to you, we’re sharing some of the most…

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Your Questions about Data Destruction, Answered

With a rising tide of identity theft and fraud, stockpiling old hard drives and backup tapes is not a secure option. Given the increasing risks, more businesses are realizing the importance of having a data destruction solution. In this blog post, we answer your data destruction questions. Q: Why Shouldn’t I Sell My Old Backup…

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Everything You Need to Know about Data Destruction

Everything You Need to Know about Data Destruction When it comes to disposing of outdated electronics and digital devices, it’s not enough to throw them away. An improperly-discarded hard drive or tape can cost your company untold thousands of dollars in breach notification costs and legal fees. Here’s everything you need to know about data…

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