News & Updates

  • 5 Important Steps to Take after a Data Leak

    Data breaches are a major headache for businesses and consumers alike.  Consumers are naturally impacted by issues like stolen personal data and identity theft.  As a business owner, you have an ethical and legal obligation to protect consumer privacy and safeguard the confidential information your customers provide you with. Even with measures in place to […]

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  • Using a Hard Drive Shredder: 4 Common Mistakes to Avoid

    The migration to digital data is still underway, but by now, most businesses prefer the convenience and space-saving benefits of storing data on hard drives rather than keeping filing cabinets and storage warehouses full of paper records.  The caveat, of course, is that business owners have to take steps to keep digital data safe. In […]

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  • 5 Ways to Destroy a Hard Drive

    The fear with modern social media is that even when you delete posts, they still remain somewhere, floating in the cloud until they come back to haunt you.  Similar fears need not plague you when it comes to business data.  If you destroy data properly, you can make sure its gone for good, and this […]

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  • Checklist for Schools: Equipment Recycling & Resale

    Tips for Retiring, Recycling and Reselling School Computer Equipment In order to protect students and staff, schools must comply with privacy laws like the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This means finding a responsible and secure solution when it’s time to replace outdated school computers and equipment. Using a responsible data security and […]

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  • New Data Breach Law in South Dakota

    As of this month, every state in the U.S. now has a data breach notification law. Just yesterday, South Dakota‘s first ever data breach notification law went into effect (July first). What do South Dakota Businesses Need to Know (The Takeaways) Personal Information and Protected Information Defined: “Personal Information” consists of a person’s first name or first […]

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  • Why You Shouldn’t Throw Old Electronics in the Trash

    We live in a disposable culture.  For convenience, we have all kinds of disposable goods, from bottles and straws, to plates and cups, to Q-tips and diapers.  Even our electronics can seem disposable at times.  Instead of fixing old televisions or toasters, we simply get rid of them and upgrade to something newer and better. […]

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  • What Should be Included in Your IT Equipment Disposal Policy?

    IT equipment is not cheap, but it has become an essential part of conducting business, encompassing everything from communications to secure record-keeping.  It allows businesses to interact with customers, carry out secure transactions, and store essential data for future use.  Of course, if mishandled, this equipment can also become a major liability. This is why […]

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  • What is the Disposal of an Asset?

    We’ve all become used to high-level data breaches.  Over the last few years, we’ve seen retail stores like Best Buy and Target succumb to data breaches that compromise sensitive consumer data, along with health insurance providers like Anthem, credit reporting services like Equifax, and even government agencies. If you think that these breaches only affect […]

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  • The Basics of Computer Recycling

    We live in a world dominated by electronics.  The next time you’re in a restaurant, take note of how many people have their faces buried in their phones (you may have to look up from your own).  The result of our obsession with technology is that we’re not only surrounded by monitors, mobile devices, and […]

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