News & Updates

  • What Are the Hazards of a Data Breach?

    A data breach is an unpermitted exposure of data. This information can be divulged on accident or purposefully; regardless of intent, however, the breach can be used by bad actors for any manner of wrongdoing. Potentially breachable information comes in all forms, including PII (personally identifiable information), company financials, tax ID numbers, and more. Data […]

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  • What is a Risk Assessment for IT Assets?

    Standards and compliance issues can cause a lot of concern for businesses, which is why a risk assessment is great preparation for planning ahead and being proactive. In our industry, there have been many lively discussions about ISO 27001 lately; that’s the international gold standard for IT security, a blueprint for organizations to implement risk […]

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  • What is Remarketing and How Can It Help My Business?

    If you spend any amount of time online, you have probably experienced remarketing in the digital sense. You view a sweater you like, but you’re not ready to put your money down; later, the same sweater seems to keep stalking you on other websites. But did you know that remarketing can impact your business, too? […]

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  • What Kind of Audit Documentation Should I Have from My Shredding Company?

    While NIST Special Publication 800-88 (Revision 1) might not be an ordinary water cooler topic at your business, it is a fairly integral part of understanding audit documentation. Audit documentation concerns the way that we handle destruction of documents, but also hard drives, CD-ROMs, and other media. This article discusses what you should expect in […]

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  • Hacking and IT Incidents on the Rise

    Health care organizations process and store plenty of protected types of information, including Social Security numbers, medical histories, and more. This can draw the attention of malicious actors, who would seek to obtain this data for monetary gain. According to the Bitglass Health Care Breach Report, 2021 edition, hacking and IT incidents are on the […]

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  • Can Light Bulbs Be Recycled?

    Technological advancements in different types of bulbs over that past few decades have made it less clear whether light bulbs can and/or should be recycled. Which Light Bulbs Should ALWAYS Be Recycled? Fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), neon/argon lamps, and high intensity discharge (HID) bulbs all contain small amounts of mercury, which classifies […]

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  • How Can a Shredding Service Help with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule?

    The HIPAA Omnibus Rule is a rule that impacts every business that is charged with the storage of health-related customer data. This rule became effective in 2013 and modified a number of existing rules, with plenty of its own additions. The new rule provided a single, extensive document that detailed all of the requirements for […]

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  • How Does a Chain of Custody Keep Your Recycling Secure?

    A chain of custody is a process that details exactly where your electronics are at every stage of the recycling process. Why does this matter? It verifies that your data is kept secure up until the very moment that it is destroyed. It can also be used to protect the legal interests of your business […]

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  • What Are the Benefits of Buying Refurbished Electronics?

    Refurbished electronics are any type of electronic device that has been repaired and tested before being resold. There are many benefits that come along with buying refurbished electronics for your business. In today’s post, we’ll go over the main benefits that you’ll experience if you decide to purchase refurbished electronics. The Many Benefits of Refurbished […]

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