Why Banks Need Mobile Shredding Services

Information security is a top concern among the world’s financial institutions; a breach in data, identity theft, or fraudulent charges almost always means a loss of existing customers. Financial institutions possess large amounts of incredibly sensitive data on the identity of individuals. This is why customers expect …Read more

Top Reasons for Using Secure Shredding Services

The hazards of leaked confidential documents can create a world of trouble. Not only are you at the risk for multiple fines and legal penalties, a breach in security will cause a loss of trust in your clients and hurt your reputation. Once you’ve lost someone’s trust, …Read more

Secure Shredding Policies You Need To Be Aware Of

Disposing your documents securely through organized destruction can prove to be a challenge for most businesses. There are many risks associated with insecure document disposal and destruction such as legal action, loss of trust by clients, and loss of strategic business advantage (your competitors can get hold …Read more

FACTA Compliance Tips

FACTA is an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970. This act was created to further the protection of American citizens and help prevent consumers from becoming victims of identity theft. When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new rule in 2005 that required …Read more

Why Shredding Documents is Important

Things tend to get busy in an office or professional environment. If you are overloaded with work, document shredding and safe disposal of sensitive information may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Document destruction is important for a variety of reasons. First of all, …Read more

Types of Identity Theft

Think about this: a report from the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics (FBJ) states that direct and indirect losses from identity theft totaled $24.7 billion in 2012 (https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/vit12.pdf). This type of crime impacts a large amount of people worldwide, and the U.S. is no exception. That’s about …Read more

4 Things You Should Be Shredding

You may not realize it, but there are some items being tossed in the trash that could be your personal information and secure data at risk. It’s easy to remember that documents containing private and personal information need to be professionally and certifiably shredded. What about seemingly …Read more

Horror Stories about Improper Document Management (and How to Prevent Them from Happening to You)

How to Save Yourself $800,000 Parkview Health System, a not-for-profit organization serving northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, recently settled with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for $800,000 over an incident regarding improper document management. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently launched an investigation …Read more

Building a Cost Analysis of Your In-House Shredding Program

Thinking about outsourcing your shredding needs, but you can’t quite make the decision? Many wonder if working with a company like ours is truly the most cost-effective solution. This quick guide can help you make your decision. Start with Equipment Costs: To properly shred any documentation, you’ll …Read more

HIPPA Protects Patient Privacy: How You Help

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – HIPPA – is a law designed to safeguard patients’ privacy. All “individually identifiable health information” is protected, whether it is in paper or digital format. HIPPA strictly limits disclosure of health records and requires providers to inform patients when …Read more