Data Security

  • How to Ensure that Your Timing is Right for Data Destruction and Retention

    Data retention and destruction has become a hot-button topic in recent years. Not only are data breach and identity theft very real threats, but recently, the consumer public has become understandably concerned about how their data is being stored and used. Every country has their own rules and regulations concerning data usage and safety, but […]

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  • How to Improve Your Data Destruction Confidence Level

    Destroying data sounds like a fairly easy task until you realize it’s not quite as simple as tossing hard drives in the trash. Data destruction has become highly regulated because the outdated equipment and devices you’re doing away with contain sensitive data that could lead to problems like data breach and identity theft if not […]

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  • Lessons from 2018 Healthcare Data Breaches

    Healthcare was hit hard in 2018, with a 158% year-over-year increase in the number of records compromised compared to 2017, and it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. In 2019, healthcare organizations have already experienced more than one data breach per day in January alone. The largest cause of the breaches was hacking, while other factors like unauthorized […]

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  • Hard Drive Data Wiping 101

    Responsible organizations put a lot of resources into protecting confidential data, especially the data entrusted to them by customers, as a way to protect their business and comply with laws designed to protect consumer privacy. With so much digital data residing on computer equipment, network servers, and mobile devices, your organization simply can’t do without […]

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  • How to Recycle Your IT Assets without Putting Your Organization at Risk

    Every business these days relies on a variety of IT assets for operations, including computers, laptops, servers, and mobile devices.  These devices house sensitive data, which is why organizations have to secure them against both internal and external threats of breach.  Companies not only have to protect data for the benefit of customers, but also […]

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  • The Hidden Security Threat Most Hospitals Overlook

    When it comes to securing private consumer data, healthcare facilities must adhere to the highest industry standards.  Like other businesses, they have to comply with federal, state, and local privacy laws intended to protect the consumer public from potential hazards like identity theft.  However, the healthcare industry also has to meet privacy standards set forth […]

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  • What Type of Electronic Data Destruction Do You Need?

    There’s no denying the importance of strict and thorough data destructions policies and procedures for businesses.  You must comply with federal, state, and local privacy laws designed to protect consumer data, as well as any applicable industry regulations that expand upon these protections, such as HIPAA and FACTA. Of course, these laws are complex and […]

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  • Data Wiping and Hard Drive Reformatting: What’s the Difference?

    When you upgrade to new computer equipment and dispose of older models, you may be resigned to simply shredding hard drives and recycling whatever you can.  After all, you want to behave responsibly, protect your company and your customers, and comply with privacy laws and industry regulations regarding data security. What if you didn’t have […]

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  • Information Security Risks: How Many Can You Spot in the Workplace?

    If asked about data security in your office, you might be inclined to talk about your robust firewall, antivirus software, password protection protocols, encryption, and even network maintenance and monitoring.  Unfortunately, a simple review of your office setting could reveal some glaring gaps when it comes to information security. If you’re unaware of risk factors […]

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