By

Randy Miller
You click delete, push back your desk chair and breathe a sigh of relief. Those not-needed emails were cluttering up your inbox and they’re finally gone. You can finally focus on more important work. But your mind wanders back to the emails you just deleted. After all, email deletion has been a hot topic in...
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Every company and household generates e-waste in the form of obsolete computers, monitors, printers, and peripherals. In fact, according to the StEP Initiative (“Solving the E-Waste Problem”, a partnership created by the United Nations organizations, government, non-government and science organizations), over 54 million tons of used electrical and electronics products were disposed of in 2014....
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There are basically two different ways to have your confidential files and documents shredded by an outside contractor. One option is having a shred truck visit your location, park at your facility and shred. This is “on site”. Each box of files you may have would need to be transferred to a shred bin. These...
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Commercial and industrial hazards can come in many forms. From auto accidents, to fires, weather and water damage, and more. If your office or warehouse suffers fire or water damage, your first thought is getting your employees back to work, and your business back in operation.  But, you should also consider risk of an improper...
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As society’s reliance on technology reaches new heights, keeping your business’s cyber security up to date is vital. Technology has become an all-encompassing part of our daily life; by living in reality, we are inadvertently immersing ourselves in the digital world. Sometimes, parts of ourselves that we do not want to be exposed also get...
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For anyone who is following data security, Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report serves as a comprehensive study into the risk human vulnerabilities and errors pose to companies’ data and security. In an interview with Bryan Sartin, managing director of the Verizon RISK Team and co-author of the Data Breach Investigations Report, he openly discussed...
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Many companies will search the internet for “document shredding” to handle their annual purging of files, records, and sensitive paperwork. All companies need to ask the right questions from these service providers, to determine how “secure” each company’s process truly is for secure document shredding. The security of the material to be shredded is vital...
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Every office has (electronic) skeletons in its closets: dusty boxes full of answering machines and fax machines, massive desktop computers that were shuffled into the storage room to make space for new laptops and promptly forgotten. Maybe your office has multiple closets stuffed with ghosts of technology past, like broken telephones and outdated copiers. While...
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There are many companies offering confidential shredding services. These national shredding companies, ranging from a “man in a truck” mobile shredding service to the behemoths of the industry, have a main focus being paper shredding. But, what if you have items such as: hard drives, CD’s, tapes, off-spec clothing, credit and gift cards, defective products,...
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Client data. Employee tax forms. Medical records. HR disciplinary files. Canceled checks. Every company — no matter how small, and no matter the industry — keeps sensitive records. Unless your company still uses typewriters and mimeograph machines, those records are probably stored on hard drives in your electronics. When it’s time to upgrade to new...
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