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  • 5 Tips to Help Your Business Create an Effective Data Destruction Policy

    It’s safe to say every modern business owner is aware of how serious the handling of secure data is. As the backbone of most businesses, data provides invaluable customer insights that allow analysts to improve the business on a number of levels. Recovering data that was ‘deleted’ from hard drives is a common technique cybercriminals […]

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    What Counts as e-Waste?

    With the ever-evolving state of electronics and technology, protecting our environment is more critical than ever. Each year roughly 50 million tons of e-waste are generated worldwide, so everyone must participate in the safe disposal of outdated equipment. Improper electronics disposal can lead to environmental factors that can affect your community, as many tech devices […]

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  • Tech Audits: What to Do with Outdated Devices

    Today, businesses are only as good as their technology. Modern devices offer powerful advantages that can upgrade business processes and increase revenue. A newer, more advanced device seems to come out every six months, but seasoned business owners know not to believe the hype. Still, there always comes a time when their faithful, familiar device […]

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  • Is It Safe to Buy a Refurbished Computer for My Business?

    Well, it looks like you found a great deal on some refurbished computers for your business! Before you click that BUY NOW button, there are some concerns you may want to address. Are Accessories Included? Sometimes a great deal is a great deal because it’s not… let’s say, “complete.” Perhaps you’re looking at a workstation […]

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  • How Long Do I Have to Keep Employment Records on File?

    The maintenance of employment records can be a massive undertaking. For companies with a large payroll, handling employment records can be a business in itself. Regardless, a proper policy outlining the handling of employment records can be crucial in the case of an audit. This article will outline the various regulations regarding the maintenance of […]

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  • 5 Surprising Benefits of an On-Site Shredding Service

    When your company handles sensitive information, you know all about the importance of correctly disposing of material like papers and hard drives. If you fail to handle disposal correctly, you put your company and clients at risk of data theft. Using an on-site data shredding service makes data disposal easy and convenient. But you might […]

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  • How NAID Is Changing in January 2022

    NAID has been a premier standard-setter for document destruction since 2000. However, as of January 1, 2022, their membership program will be changing. Who is NAID? The AAA compliance program assesses mobile and facility-based operations to ensure proper destruction of paper, printed media, micro media, and computer hard drives. The purpose of this certification was […]

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  • Scary Stats from Data Breaches in 2021

    2021 has been a record-breaking year for data – and not in a good way. Data breach costs in 2021 were the highest in the 17-year history of the authoritative Ponemon Institute report, rising by $1.4 million. This increase is estimated to be partially due to lessened security due to the higher number of remote […]

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  • What’s Considered to Be “Unsecured” PHI?

    Organizations that handle protected health information (PHI), also referred to as personal health information, have specific requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). One is to report “unsecured” PHI breaches to both the affected patients and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Failure to do so can lead […]

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