Compliance

  • 3 Ways to Prepare Your Company’s Electronics for IT Asset Recycling

    It’s no secret that electronic waste (e-waste) is a major problem across the globe. Thousands of companies are still ditching their outdated electronic equipment the old-fashioned way, which is terrible for the environment. Fortunately, there is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution known as IT asset recycling. If your business has antiquated equipment that needs […]

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  • 5 Documents to Shred Securely When You Work in Retail

    Every business collects paper documents containing sensitive information. Retail stores are no exception. Even the smallest corner store has to deal with mountains of invoices, tax receipts, and register tapes. Not every scrap of paper is important enough to keep, but is it safe to throw it out?  Digitizing files is the first step to […]

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  • 5 Policies to Have in Place for a Data-Filled Workplace

    Businesses that operate without clear-cut policies for managing workplace documents are opening themselves to significant security risks. If you’ve been working from an “everyone knows what they’re doing” perspective, now is the time to implement better practices. Taking a few simple steps to improve data-related security can go a long way in keeping your employees, […]

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  • Summer Clean-Out: Top Tips for IT Teams to Get Rid of Old Electronics Safely

    Electronic equipment upgrades are a reason for celebration in most offices. New computers, laptops, and communication devices increase efficiency and improve the workflow, but they also leave the IT team to dispose of truckloads of old equipment. A lot of that equipment no doubt contains sensitive data. Improper disposal of these electronics and their data […]

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  • Top Five Questions Business Owners Ask About Hard Drive Disposal

    Today, almost every business owner knows how important it is to shred papers that contain sensitive personal information. However, not everyone is aware of the importance of proper hard drive disposal. Hard drives from your computer and other electronic devices also contain sensitive data. Improper disposal of hard drives can put employees, clients, and customers […]

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  • 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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