Data Security

  • Do You Need to Have Your Hard Drive Wiped? Here’s How to Tell

    Keeping up with technological advancements can feel like competing against a cyclist while running a marathon. Just as you think you’re catching up, they fly ahead of you again. Companies, organizations, and individuals must continually update their hardware and software to ensure access to the latest and greatest forms of technology. But what do you […]

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  • Developing Your Employee Handbook: What Workers Need to Know About Protecting Electronic Data

    Every North Dakota business with employees should have an employee handbook to ensure everyone at the company is on the same page regarding expectations like absences, dress code, business ethics, fraternization, and media relations, just to name a few. Another critical policy of any employee handbook should be electronic data protection. Unfortunately, the vast majority […]

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  • Will My Company Be Held Accountable for a Data Breach?

    Data breaches are one of the largest threats facing businesses today. Every year, millions of users of various services lose the personal information that they had entrusted to businesses. These breaches can have serious consequences, especially when they concern financial information. If your business loses customer information that could be used for identity theft, you […]

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  • Here’s Why You Need a Chain of Custody with ITAD

    Here’s Why You Need a Chain of Custody with ITAD IT asset disposition (ITAD) programs help to mitigate the risks associated with electronic devices at the end of their useful lives. Whether these assets are being destroyed, recycled, or reused, it’s important to maintain a chain of custody during disposition. This process lets your business […]

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  • Checklist for Schools: Equipment Recycling & Resale

    Tips for Retiring, Recycling and Reselling School Computer Equipment With North Dakota and South Dakota schools are back in session, do you have your plan ready to go when IT equipment needs to be recycled or resold? Schools of all sizes must find a responsible and secure solution when it’s time to replace outdated computers […]

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  • 5 Data Policies That You Should Include in Your Employee Handbook

    Over the last 20 years, many businesses have had to add a new section to their employee handbooks: Data Security. With the fast pace of technology, companies had to quickly integrate new devices and software into their business models and how employees must go about utilizing them. It may seem like some policies and practices […]

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  • Data Dangers: 3 Lessons Business Owners Can Learn from Recent Breaches

    Way back when, the biggest “data breach” concern was having physical files stolen from a musty basement or sophisticated safe. However, in the 21st century, just like everything else, data breaches have gone virtual. From small business owners to giant corporations, everyone needs to be prepared for the worst and hope for the best. Here […]

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  • Preventing Corporate Espionage with Hard Drive Shredding

    You might not realize how much confidential information your organization keeps on its hard drives. Even seemingly innocuous data like invoices, pay stubs, and contact lists contain private information that you don’t want leaking to anyone outside your company. To maintain the security of your customers, employees, and business associates, you need proper hard drive […]

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  • Where can you shred hard drives in Sioux Falls?

    A recent Blancco study found that for every 20 drives purchased on eBay, at least three had Personally Identifiable Information (PII). What does this mean for you? If you recycle or resell your used computer equipment, you must verify your data is completely wiped or the hard drive is properly destroyed. You can do this […]

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