Document Shredding

  • 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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  • The Evolution of Paper Shredding

    In this day and age, most businesses take paper shredders for granted.  This handy technology has been in use for as long as most people can remember, and while shredding equipment has improved dramatically over the years, it still performs the same basic function it was originally conceived for – destroying data in hard copy […]

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  • Purge Shredding: What is It and When You Should Do It

    Businesses large and small generate a range of documents.  Even companies that have largely gone paperless may still have to keep hard copies of certain types of records, such as tax filings (including original documents), contracts, invoices and payments, employee records, and certain types of customer data.  Often, these records must be maintained for a […]

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  • Making Sure Your Medical Record Shredding Practices are HIPAA Compliant

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 with the goal of protecting privileged individual health information, while still allowing necessary health information to be shared for the purposes of providing high quality health care.  This act sets very strict standards for how individual health information should be protected by those it is […]

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  • The Danger of Being Careless about Document Shredding in a Medical Office

    With the growth of electronic medical records (EMRs), many healthcare practices and facilities are moving away from purely physical records and into the realm of digital record keeping.  This is made possible by advances in technology that ensure secure storage and access to digital records for healthcare professionals and patients alike. That said, many offices […]

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  • Prevent Fraud by Shredding Important Documents

    Fraud, a criminal act that includes the use of deception for personal gain, has become even more prevalent in the internet era, thanks to the proliferation of digital data.  This is why so many North Dakota and South Dakota companies have turned to measures like robust firewalls, anti-virus programs, password protection, encryption, VPNs, and more […]

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  • Meeting New DoD Standards for Destroying Unclassified Information

    You may be most familiar with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as the government group responsible for managing our country’s military forces.  However, this department also sees to the security of our nation by creating rules pertaining to information security. Generally speaking, businesses in the private sector are not legally obliged to follow DoD […]

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  • 7 Documents You Commonly Forget to Shred

    North Dakota and South Dakota businesses are well aware of the need to shred documents containing confidential consumer data, financial information, and other highly sensitive records protected by law.  As a rule of thumb, adopting a shred-all policy is best, but just in case, here are a few items your business should shred if you’re […]

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  • Why Office Shredders aren’t Safe Enough

    With so many ways for criminals to get their hands on data these days, companies have to be more diligent than ever about protecting the confidential data consumers entrust to them.  This not only means securing data in digital and hard copy format while it’s in use, but also during the destruction process. Throwing documents […]

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