News & Updates

Month: July 2018

  • What is the Future of Data Security?

    More and more, our lives are becoming intertwined with data.  Where we once had to call or stop by the bank to confirm balances, we can now check online statements on mobile devices and swipe smartphones at POS terminals to pay for goods.  In truth, we don’t have to enter stores to make purchases anymore […]

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  • 5 Important Steps to Take after a Data Leak

    Data breaches are a major headache for businesses and consumers alike.  Consumers are naturally impacted by issues like stolen personal data and identity theft.  As a business owner, you have an ethical and legal obligation to protect consumer privacy and safeguard the confidential information your customers provide you with. Even with measures in place to […]

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  • Using a Hard Drive Shredder: 4 Common Mistakes to Avoid

    The migration to digital data is still underway, but by now, most businesses prefer the convenience and space-saving benefits of storing data on hard drives rather than keeping filing cabinets and storage warehouses full of paper records.  The caveat, of course, is that business owners have to take steps to keep digital data safe. In […]

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  • 5 Ways to Destroy a Hard Drive

    The fear with modern social media is that even when you delete posts, they still remain somewhere, floating in the cloud until they come back to haunt you.  Similar fears need not plague you when it comes to business data.  If you destroy data properly, you can make sure its gone for good, and this […]

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  • Checklist for Schools: Equipment Recycling & Resale

    Tips for Retiring, Recycling and Reselling School Computer Equipment In order to protect students and staff, schools must comply with privacy laws like the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This means finding a responsible and secure solution when it’s time to replace outdated school computers and equipment. Using a responsible data security and […]

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  • New Data Breach Law in South Dakota

    As of this month, every state in the U.S. now has a data breach notification law. Just yesterday, South Dakota‘s first ever data breach notification law went into effect (July first). What do South Dakota Businesses Need to Know (The Takeaways) Personal Information and Protected Information Defined: “Personal Information” consists of a person’s first name or first […]

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  • Choosing the Right Data Destruction Method

    When electronic equipment is no longer needed, destruction of the data contained is critical, and often required. With the highly advanced recovery techniques of today, data can be easily recovered from devices that have been improperly wiped or destroyed. Many companies make the choice to utilize in-house resources for data erasure and destruction, but if […]

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