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Proper Data Destruction for Media Other Than Hard Drives

Proper Data Destruction for Media Other Than Hard Drives The data destruction industry has done a great job at getting out an important message: Hard drives are treasure troves for data thieves, and donating or throwing away an obsolete computer could expose all sorts of sensitive information stored on its...
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Do I Really Need to Use a Document Shredding Service?

You’re keeping a lot of plates spinning as a business owner or busy professional. There’s never enough time to get everything done. So wouldn’t it make your life just a little bit easier if you could skip using a document shredding service, and just recycle or even throw away all...
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Does Expired Card Destruction Really Matter?

An expired credit card isn’t just a useless piece of plastic. It might be rejected when you try to pay for lunch, but it still contains sensitive data—which means that your business’s expired card could have value for data thieves. Card destruction is a necessary security measure to prevent a...
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Shredding Services: The Solution to Your Off-Spec Item Disposal

Hey, nobody’s perfect—not that it’s much comfort when your business is stuck with off-spec items. Maybe something went wrong in the manufacturing process for a new proprietary product and the prototype doesn’t meet your standards, or you’ve received shipments of a product that has since been recalled or was damaged...
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Drilling Holes in Hard Drives, and Other Ineffective Destruction Methods

Hard drives and microwaves simply shouldn’t mix—though that hasn’t stopped some daredevils from attempting to cook their drives.  Microwaving is just one of the DIY ways people have tried dealing with their obsolete hard drives. It’s not a good way to erase data, obviously; destroying a hard drive never needs...
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Shredding Events: Onsite Shredding or Offsite Shredding?

Shredding is the only truly effective way to dispose of just about anything that contains sensitive data. And everyone around you probably knows that—but life is busy, and proper data destruction methods aren’t top of mind for most people. So files that need to be shredded stack up in cardboard...
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Proper Data Destruction Keeps Payment Information Secure

If your customers and employees don’t trust you to keep their financial information secure, your business will suffer, possibly even fail. Recent reports indicate that, “Up to 60% of small businesses fold within six months of a cyber-attack.” You never want to be responsible for identity thieves stealing a customer’s...
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Why NAID AAA Certification Matters for Companies Destroying Confidential Information

Data destruction has high stakes. Disposing of one piece of paper in the wrong way could trigger a devastating data breach. Putting obsolete hard drives in the trash could expose all your company’s confidential information to the wrong person. Because data destruction isn’t something you can afford to take risks...
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How to Wipe a Hard Drive

Cleaning out the old makes way for the new—but for too many businesses, bringing in new equipment means exposing confidential data, in part because many people don’t know how to wipe a hard drive properly. Why Hard Drives Must be Disposed of Properly Like all technology, hard drives don’t last...
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Is Document Shredding Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Since the pandemic began, we’ve all had to question whether actions that we used to take for granted are still safe. Can you get together with friends for dinner? Should you visit the store in person, or is it better to shop online? Is it safe to go into the...
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