Compliance

  • What is Audit Documentation for a Shredding Service?

    When it comes to a shredding service, the phrase “audit documentation” simply refers to the documentation of the procedures — storage, transportation, and destruction — that were performed by a shredding company. Audit documentation is an important part of any data destruction service, and that includes shredding companies like SEAM in South Dakota. At SEAM, […]

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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 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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  • 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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  • What is the R2 Responsible Recycling Certification and Why Does It Matter?

    R2 is a shorthand term used to refer to responsible recycling. This concept is vital to maintaining the best practices for recycling electronics. Every recycling company is encouraged by the EPA to be R2 certified so that they can properly handle electronics. A recycling company that is R2 certified will look for refurbishment opportunities for […]

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  • 5 Reasons Your Business Should Consider Professional E-Waste Solutions

    More businesses are turning to professional companies to handle the disposal of their electronic equipment and data. Professional e-waste companies and asset management teams make it easy to get rid of old computers, hard drives, and tech. Still, some companies wonder why a business should care about having an e-waste removal place in place at […]

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  • Establishing Policies and Procedures for Decommissioning IT Assets

    When it comes to decommissioning IT assets, things aren’t quite as simple as just removing a device from circulation. Devices used by your company likely have a large amount of sensitive information stored on them. For this reason, it’s important to ensure that you can effectively control that data when you decommission a device. Taking […]

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  • How a Retention Schedule Can Revolutionize Your Company’s Document Destruction

    Keeping sensitive data safe from prying eyes has always been a priority for companies, but in today’s technologically advanced world, protecting your data is more important than ever. As technology becomes more and more sophisticated, so do hackers, and sometimes not even standard encryption can protect your company against a security breach. Whether a hacker […]

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  • Retiring Technological Equipment at the End of a Lease

    In any market, it is crucial to ensure that all of your business’s IT equipment is up to date. However, the fact that the technological developments in IT-related software and hardware happen at an increasingly rapid pace means that it is important for businesses to understand how best to cycle out end-of-lease and end-of-use technology. […]

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