Securing your information

  • How to Prevent Medical Identity Theft

    Posted  June 30, 2014  by  Shred-it

    Industry experts say that medical identity theft is the fastest-growing form of identity theft in America today – and there’s no shortage of research to prove they’re right. Medical identity theft is when stolen personal information is used to get medical care, prescription drugs, or medical benefits. Read more...

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  • 5 Ways to Manage Smartphone Data Security in the Workplace

    Posted  June 27, 2014  by  Shred-it

    There’s no doubt about it – the business world is going mobile.The beauty of this trend is that with smartphones and other electronic devices connecting to business networks outside of the office, employees can pretty much work from anywhere, anytime. But, of course, it’s a double edged sword when it comes to information security...Read more

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  • How to Implement a Clean Desk Policy

    Posted  June 25, 2014  by  Shred-it

    Over the years, there have been different arguments made for and against a clean desk policy in the workplace. Some people say it stifles creativity, and de-personalizes the workplace. Others say it relays an air of competence to outsiders, and helps make all employees feel more organized. But the most important reason today for a clean desk policy is information security – and there’s no argument there. Read more....

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  • 9 Ways to Improve Your Data Security

    Posted  June 24, 2014  by  Shred-it

    The average cost of a data breach to a company, according to the Ponemon Institute 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, was $3.5 million in U.S. dollars. This is a 15% increase compared to what it cost last year. Find out the 9 ways to improve data security in the workplace....Read more.

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  • What You Need to Know About Privacy Laws

    Posted  June 18, 2014  by  Shred-it

    With workplaces across North America experiencing an alarming – and ever-increasing – number of data breach incidents, complying with privacy laws to safeguard private information should now be an integral part of every business strategy. Read more....

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  • 8 Reasons Why Shredding Service Providers Trump In-House Shredding Every Time

    Posted  June 11, 2014  by  Shred-it

    There’s no question that to reduce the risk of a data breach and to comply with privacy laws, a workplace has to destroy sensitive information when it is no longer needed – and shredding is the best method of destruction. But should a workplace out-source shredding services or use an in-house shredding machine? Read more...

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  • 5 Document Management Best Practices

    Posted  June 06, 2014  by  Shred-it

    Today, every organization, no matter how large or small, has a responsibility to manage the information it handles in a secure and organized way. While a comprehensive document management program protects information from a catastrophe or disaster, it also minimizes the risk of a data breach and facilitates smooth sailing in day-to-day operations. Read more...


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  • What Every Business Needs to Know about Information Security

    Posted  June 04, 2014  by  Shred-it

    With data breach incidents reaching new heights every year, this ‘process’ of information security needs to be an integral part of running a business. Of course, as a key component of privacy legislation and compliance standards, protecting private information is also the law. So what should it look like in the workplace? Read more...

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