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Topic: Paper Shredding

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 […]
Save the Earth, Host a Shred Day

Save the Earth, Host a Shred Day

Once again, in honor of #EarthDay, many of our clients made an effort to promote a healthy and sustainable environment by organizing a paper shredding event.
The Serious Risks of NOT Shredding

The Serious Risks of NOT Shredding

Millions of dollars, and your reputation. Believe it or not, nondigital theft happens more often than you think. We hear a lot about the “paperless” office these days, and enormous online data breaches often dominate the news. Businesses still rely heavily on paper, however, and experts say that old-fashioned paper thieves are quietly making off […]
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 […]
Spreading the Shredding: 3 tools to help CA businesses keep data safe

Spreading the Shredding: 3 tools to help CA businesses keep data safe

A dumpster diver comes across tossed patient records, including medical histories and social security numbers. Police are called when a worker in an office park notices someone suspiciously dumping boxes of documents. A man on a walk discovers stacks of invoices with social security numbers strewn on a sidewalk. Unusual? Hardly. Do a quick web […]

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.

Four signs it’s time to retire those personal paper shredding machines

[Breaking News] The personal paper shredding machines you are using for business are slow and inefficient. If you’re nodding your head and thinking, “I know that!” Did you also know that they do not properly dispose of your confidential information? As if those weren’t enough reasons to ditch your personal paper shredding machines, these little […]

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.