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Topic: Shredding

What business documents NOT to Shred

What business documents NOT to Shred

Editor’s Note: This What documents not to shred post, originally published on March 23, 2017 has been updated for accuracy and up-to-date information. Secure document destruction is a regular habit for records managers in a time when business data leaks are rampant, and especially during tax season. Shredding is only one aspect of records management; […]
Do’s & Dont’s For Shredding Documents

Do’s & Dont’s For Shredding Documents

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.
What Financial Documents Should Be Shredded?

What Financial Documents Should Be Shredded?

What financial records should be shredded? It’s not a straightforward question, as you must also be aware of retention periods. Running a business in 2023 requires a firm understanding of data privacy and protecting sensitive data from harm. Failure to do so can result in massive financial penalties, loss of consumer trust, and even criminal […]
What is NAID Certification and Why It Matters

What is NAID Certification and Why It Matters

Finding a data destruction company you can trust is challenging, but what should you examine? Reviews, branding, NAID certification? With so many considerations, it’s tough to find a reliable provider. Although 64% of marketers agree that word-of-mouth marketing is the most effective channel, businesses must look at far more than a good recommendation. Within document […]
Why Certified Shredding Are So Important

Why Certified Shredding Are So Important

Does your business use certified shredding to dispose of documents? Even in the digital age, offices generate enormous amounts of physical documents. Conservative estimates reveal that a medium-sized business may still use 10,000 pieces of paper per year. It underlines the need for shredding services to ensure you are legally compliant and protected. But it […]
8 Things Your Business Needs to Know About Device Shredding

8 Things Your Business Needs to Know About Device Shredding

Device shredding eliminates electronic devices holding critical data to ensure that your virtual waste is disposed of properly. With the mobile data shredding market worth $2.82 billion globally in 2020, this industry is growing in response to increasing attacks against businesses. No business is free from having their data stolen. It’s why 1 in 15 […]
Why A Shred Everything Policy Helps Businesses? (Free Downloadable Shred Policy Checklist)

Why A Shred Everything Policy Helps Businesses? (Free Downloadable Shred Policy Checklist)

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.
7 Reasons a Shredding Day Makes Sense

7 Reasons a Shredding Day Makes Sense

In the “new” workplace, you probably still have boxes of sensitive documents taking up space. Here’s how to host a shredding day to make way for 2022.
Save the Earth, Host a Shred Day

Save the Earth, Host a Shred Day

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 23, 2018, before the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve refreshed and edited it to reflect our current realities of remote work and community virus transmission. Once again, in honor of Earth Day, we want to remind our clients that professional paper shredding is an eco-friendly way to destroy […]