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What to Know about Digital Device Disposal

How many old computers, hard drives and backup tapes do you have gathering dust in a closet or storage room? “Out of sight, out of mind” might seem like a good strategy, but in reality, it’s impractical and risky. Here’s what you should know about digital device disposal: Digital Device Disposal Saves Money Stock piling…

How to Ensure HIPAA-Compliant Document   Destruction

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted as a federal law in 1996 to combat insurance fraud and medical identity theft. The act’s Privacy Rule states that healthcare providers and their business associates must implement “appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect the privacy of protected health information (PHI).” As a…

Recent NAID Study Highlights the Importance of Data Destruction

In a new study released on March 24th, the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) found that 40 percent of used electronic devices sold on the secondhand market contained personally identifiable information (PII). Usernames, passwords, credit card data, tax details and contact information was found on used hard drives, mobile phones and tablets analyzed in…

How a Scheduled Shredding Program Helps Your Business

As a business owner, it’s critical to protect the security of your important business documents and information. Sensitive and confidential documents are an easy target for thieves. Here are several ways a scheduled shredding program helps you maintain a high level of security for your business information: Scheduled Shredding Establishes a Record of Compliance How…

5 Good Reasons to Destroy Old Hard Drives and Backup Tapes

You may have several reasons for keeping a stockpile of old hard drives and backup tapes. Maybe procrastination has gotten the better of you. Perhaps you think you may need to access that expired data someday or you’re concerned about outsourcing the destruction of your media. Whatever your concerns, fear is no replacement for the…

Media Destruction Best Practices that Protect Your Sensitive Data

Deleting files or overwriting data on old hard drives and backup tapes won’t protect you from identity theft. Sensitive information is recoverable by anyone with the right tools and specialized skills. So, as a security measure, you should always have your media physically destroyed. To make sure it’s destroyed in a safe, secure and environmentally-responsible…

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