Data Security

  • What Are the Hazards of a Data Breach?

    A data breach is an unpermitted exposure of data. This information can be divulged on accident or purposefully; regardless of intent, however, the breach can be used by bad actors for any manner of wrongdoing. Potentially breachable information comes in all forms, including PII (personally identifiable information), company financials, tax ID numbers, and more. Data […]

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  • Hacking and IT Incidents on the Rise

    Health care organizations process and store plenty of protected types of information, including Social Security numbers, medical histories, and more. This can draw the attention of malicious actors, who would seek to obtain this data for monetary gain. According to the Bitglass Health Care Breach Report, 2021 edition, hacking and IT incidents are on the […]

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  • How Does a Chain of Custody Keep Your Recycling Secure?

    A chain of custody is a process that details exactly where your electronics are at every stage of the recycling process. Why does this matter? It verifies that your data is kept secure up until the very moment that it is destroyed. It can also be used to protect the legal interests of your business […]

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  • 5 Ways to Protect Your Business from a Data Breach

    Data breaches are a significant problem that can be faced by businesses today. When such an event occurs, a company can lose money and the trust of the customers that relied upon them to keep data safe. Fortunately, there are relatively simple steps that businesses can take to ensure that they are not an easy […]

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  • Risks of Keeping Outdated Hardware Lying Around for Your Business

    It’s not uncommon to see outdated hardware left in closets, break rooms, or hallways in a business setting. After all, many employees do not understand how to properly dispose of computer hard drives, old servers, and monitors. While it may be tempting to simply pile up the old computer components in your company’s storage areas, […]

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  • Managing the Risks of Data at Rest

    More than ever before, companies are aware of the importance of keeping information secure. However, some companies focus too much on data in transit, which moves back and forth over networks, rather than data at rest, including information stored in a single location. Every device your company uses has a vast amount of data at […]

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  • What You Might Be Overlooking in IT Asset Management

    While it seems like IT asset management should be relatively straightforward, there are a lot of places in which a system can break down, potentially exposing your company to things like data breaches and significant liability. Whether you’re developing a new system for IT asset management or refining existing policies, keep the following points in […]

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  • Data Security and Preventing Breaches: Why It Matters

    There’s no question why a data leak is an IT professional’s worst nightmare. Hackers can glean all types of sensitive information from company employees, allowing identity theft and exchanges of up to billions of dollars in ransom money to take place. In order to prevent this horrible possibility from occurring, there are several effective steps […]

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  • Five Healthcare Documents to Destroy for Information Security

    Document loss or theft in the healthcare industry can be particularly damaging, because  documents can contain a wide range of incredibly sensitive information. Sensitive healthcare documentation includes things such as records of patients’ medical histories, the personal information of patients or staff, and information relating to insurance claims and payments. While many South Dakota healthcare […]

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