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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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  • On-Site vs Off-Site Hard Drive Shredding

    Which is better? Shredding hard drives offsite or onsite at your location. While both types of shredding services offer protection, they are not necessarily equal. Onsite Shredding Mobile hard drive and media destruction, or onsite shredding, is when a hard drive shredding company brings a mobile shredding truck to your location, collects your devices, and […]

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  • Electronic Data Destruction: What Type Do You Need?

    The ways in which we collect and store data have changed dramatically over the last few decades, thanks to computer and online technologies.  This has allowed for increasing opportunities to garner beneficial data, but has also required growing reliance on protective measures to keep sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. As a responsible […]

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  • Electronic Data Destruction and the Chain of Custody

    When you decide to upgrade to new hardware and get rid of outdated computer equipment, it is essential that you do so in keeping with all applicable environmental and privacy laws, so as to protect yourself, your clients, and the environment.  This means developing policies and working with partners that create a clear chain of […]

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  • What Is Data Wiping and Why Do You Need It?

    Data is, in essence, information that has been translated and stored into a computing device in a way that is efficient for processing purposes. It encompasses a wide range of facts and figures; everything from employee information to a company’s detailed financials. Needless to say, data is very important, and it needs to be protected […]

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  • Help the Environment by Selling Your Used IT Equipment

    As a responsible business owner, you naturally want to do your best to protect the interests of your customers, as well as your company. This means taking pains to live up to standards for privacy protection. Privacy laws exist to ensure that the confidential information your customers entrust to you is kept safe from cyber […]

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  • 4 ITAD Prep Tips in the Financial Services Sector

    Just a few decades ago, IT asset disposition (ITAD) wasn’t on the average business’s radar.  But today, advances in technology have put the issue front and center.  The vast majority of companies now rely on some form of computer technology, from cell phones, to POS systems, all the way up to complex databases. Although proper […]

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  • Best Practices for Disposing of Old Computers and Other Company Hardware

    Doing away with computer equipment is not the same as upgrading office furnishings or purchasing new office supplies.  You can’t just throw out the old stuff when you replace it with newer models.  This is because computer hardware contains sensitive data that could compromise the privacy of customers, employees, partners, and more if it falls […]

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  • HIPAA ALERT: HHS Issued Guidelines on e-Device Disposal

    The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued guidance on how to properly dispose of electronic devices to prevent data breaches. Healthcare organizations are prime targets for data breaches. Often times, detailed security plans are put in place to protect networks from online vulnerabilities, but they fail to cover offline equipment with […]

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