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  • How Recycling IT Equipment Could Lead to a Security Breach

    As fast as technology advances these days, companies often find themselves struggling to keep up.  A solid strategy involves choosing the right hardware and software solutions that are going to last for years to come with appropriate integration and updates, and even seeking custom solutions.  However, you are going to reach a point where you […]

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  • Risk Mitigation for Data Asset Destruction

    There are known risks to storing data in digital formats.  If your firewall isn’t robust, your password protections are weak, you’ve decided to forego encryption, and so on, you place yourself at risk of data breach, identity theft, and damage to your customers and your company. What you might not realize is all the risks […]

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  • What is the Future of Data Security?

    More and more, our lives are becoming intertwined with data.  Where we once had to call or stop by the bank to confirm balances, we can now check online statements on mobile devices and swipe smartphones at POS terminals to pay for goods.  In truth, we don’t have to enter stores to make purchases anymore […]

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  • 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 Schools of all sizes must find a responsible and secure solution when it’s time to replace outdated computers or IT equipment. But this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on getting money back from your used equipment. When liquidators and brokers come calling, it’s hard […]

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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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