News & Updates

  • 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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  • Data Sanitization: It’s Not Just for End-of-Lifecycle

    As a responsible business owner, you understand that you can’t just toss unwanted IT assets in the trash when you’re done with them.  In addition to the environmental hazards this poses, dumping electronics that contain sensitive data can lead to nightmare scenarios like data breach and identity theft.  It also fails to comply with consumer […]

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  • Proper Data Sanitization with NIST 800-88 Standards

    At some point, you’re going to find yourself in the position of having to purge IT assets.  This could happen when devices become outdated or damaged, when employees leave the company and you have to decide what to do with equipment and devices assigned to them, or when you decide to upgrade your infrastructure, for […]

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  • Protecting Sensitive Data when Using Mobile Devices

    Mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops have added incredible convenience for businesses, allowing for ongoing operations even when employees travel or work remotely.  With non-stop connectivity, international operations are made easier, and instant communication greases the wheels of industry. Of course, the implementation of new technologies is not without drawbacks, and when it comes […]

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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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  • What Kinds of IT Assets Can You Remarket?

    When it comes to IT asset disposition (ITAD), it is imperative that North Dakota and South Dakota businesses understand consumer privacy laws governing the proper disposal of equipment and devices, as well as any industry regulations (HIPAA, FACTA, GLBA, etc.) that may apply.  Your business has an obligation to protect the sensitive, personal data consumers […]

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  • What Happens when Electronics are Not Recycled Properly

    Upgrading to new IT equipment and devices is an expensive and difficult process for many North Dakota businesses, but it is necessary to remain competitive and ensure efficiency and productivity in the workplace.  Unfortunately, the problems don’t begin and end with purchasing and integrating new equipment. Businesses also have to figure out what to do […]

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  • Shocking Facts You Should Know about E-Waste

    It should come as no surprise that our society operates on a disposable mentality.  Consumerism demands that we shed the old in order to make way for the new.  The problem, of course, is what to do with the old stuff when we don’t want or need it any more. Over the last few decades, […]

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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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