Data Breaches

  • Securing Patient Data: Lessons from Data Breaches for Dakota Healthcare Organizations

    As healthcare organizations navigate the digital landscape, the recent HIPAA Journal report sends a clear signal: data breaches in healthcare are on the rise, and IT execs at Dakota hospitals need to take note. In 2023 alone, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported a staggering 725 large breaches, surpassing the previous year’s […]

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  • How IT Professionals Handle Old Electronics – Insights from a Revealing Survey

    In a rapidly advancing technological landscape, businesses continually upgrade their IT assets to remain competitive. Yet, the process of IT asset disposal (ITAD) brings forth a unique set of challenges. A recent survey delves into the practices of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) when it comes to handling aging electronics. The findings underscore a concerning […]

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  • Safeguarding Data in the Dakotas: Proper Disposal of IT Equipment for Business Security

    In today’s digital age, data breaches pose a significant threat to businesses, including those in South Dakota and North Dakota. Recent incidents have highlighted the importance of proper data protection and disposal practices. There are a few crucial steps businesses in the Dakotas need to take when decommissioning servers, computers, or recycling electronics. By following […]

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  • The Risks of Letting Documents Pile Up in Your Workspace

    As a business owner in South Dakota or North Dakota, you have countless company needs to keep in mind. As a result, the stacks of paper and documents accumulating in your workplace may just be at the bottom of your priority list. However, letting those documents accumulate can pose several risks to your business, including […]

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  • Don’t Get Burned: Why Certified ITAD Is Critical For Your Business

    When it’s time to retire your used business IT equipment, ensuring compliant disposal and protection of sensitive data is essential. To achieve this, many South Dakota and North Dakota businesses turn to certified IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) vendors. But what does certification mean in the ITAD industry, and why is it so critical? Certification is […]

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  • Half of Used Enterprise Routers Still Contain Sensitive Data: A Wake-Up Call for Secure ITAD

    In today’s era of digital transformation, securing sensitive information is becoming increasingly important. Not only do businesses need to take care of PCs, servers, and network equipment on the network, but they also need to ensure that sensitive information is wiped before reselling or disposing of devices when they come offline. A recent study by […]

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  • Downstream Due Diligence for Healthcare IT Equipment Recycling and Reselling

    Healthcare organizations are no strangers to the importance of data privacy and security. With sensitive patient information being processed and stored on their IT equipment, the stakes are high when it comes to proper disposal of this equipment. Recycling or reselling used IT equipment may seem like an easy solution, but it can expose healthcare […]

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  • Protect Your Data: Why No Business Is Too Small for a Data Breach

    Data has radically transformed the business landscape. With modern data management capabilities, businesses can gain clear insights into the market and address major obstacles head-on. While this has paved the way for improved efficiencies and lower barriers to entry, companies need to be aware of the dangers posed by poor data security. Compromised data presents […]

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  • 4 Steps to Protect Your Offline Data

    4 Steps to Protect Your Offline Data When corporate data breaches make news, the story usually involves information that is accessible online. Hackers engage in various tactics to get past internet security protocols to steal and exploit personal and financial information or to take over websites for the purpose of holding them hostage. It’s important […]

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