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Document Shredding Crash Course for Employees

Document Shredding Crash Course for Employees

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 22, 2015 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. In many businesses, most employees have no idea about the security risks in every stack of papers that crosses their desks. A company-wide document shredding policy is your first line of defense against data breaches. To […]
Clean Desk Policy to Beat Business Spies

Clean Desk Policy to Beat Business Spies

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Aug. 28, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. You’ve studied up on malware and hackers. Maybe you’ve beefed up the IT department and designed a fierce cybersecurity program with firewalls and multiple backups. Perhaps you’ve even educated your team, warning them about opening unfamiliar […]
5 Ways to Hold a Shred Day

5 Ways to Hold a Shred Day

Many of our clients organized paper shredding events last week in honor of Earth Day, April 22nd. #EarthDay is a global holiday where people join efforts to show support for a sustainable environment—like hold a shred day. Paper shredding is an eco-friendly way to remove unwanted paper securely while protecting our planet. Many businesses found […]
What documents NOT to Shred

What documents NOT to Shred

Headed to the shred bin? Ever wonder what not to shred? While going through a purge of old business documents is a good thing to do after your annual income tax filing, not every document in the office is destined for destruction. Shredding is one aspect of file organization and a good records management company […]

Do’s & Dont’s For Shredding

What you need to know about Proper Document Shredding Crimes such as identity theft, business espionage and financial fraud are on the rise. To protect personal and sensitive information pertaining to your business, in-house or off-site document shredding is a must. Consider these dos and don’ts.

Pros for a Shred Everything Policy

Our most pressing business issues intersect when an organization must answer the five W’s and one H for their firm’s plan on the subject of protecting and securing their information. This planning process becomes even more complex while working to comply with an array of legislation in order to avoid lawsuits. All of these complexities […]
Reality check: How safe are personal shredders?

Reality check: How safe are personal shredders?

All it takes is a stroll through Costco or Staples to know that we are buying millions of personal shredders in the US. These machines are at the forefront of the battle to protect our personal identities, private information, and our credit ratings.