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Why a shredding Program is better than your office shredder.

It’s an established security practice that shredding documents is the best way to destroy confidential paperwork and materials. But did you know that how you shred your documents is equally important? While you may think the paper shredder you bought from the local office supply store is keeping you secure, it might not be cutting it…literally. Here are some key points to consider when evaluating shredding equipment: •Type of cut. Home office shredders typically shred documents in vertical strips. This …
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To shred or not to shred

We’ve heard common questions and concerns regarding document shredding, and whether or not it’s a necessity for businesses today. We’ve summarized our responses to those common questions below to debunk those myths. Four common document shredding myths: 1.No one looks through my trash so why would I shred? You might be surprised to learn that combing through trash or dumpster diving is a routine activity for many thieves, and it is considered so profitable, it’s been a tactic for some …
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Close call..

Last month a street sweeper in Aurora, Colorado, found hundreds of dental patient records near a dumpster behind a shopping center. The records contained names, addresses, social security numbers and birth dates of patients. What a field day it could have been for identity thieves! While police were able to trace the documents back to a dental practice located nearly 20 miles away, the owners of the practice had no idea how the documents ended up in Aurora. So did …
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How secure is the Hospitality Industry?

After coming back from a fantastic destination wedding in the Bahamas, I asked myself– How secure is the hospitality industry? Most of us associate the hospitality industry with fun activities such as dining out at your favorite restaurant, vacationing at a beachfront hotel, or shopping at your favorite clothing store. But, there’s another side to the hospitality industry that you need to be aware of – how secure is your confidential information at these establishments? Not very secure, according to …
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Why is Data security Important

In any company it is important to pay attention to the details. Understanding new legislation, developing compliant policies and responding to day-to-day questions and issues is enough to keep anyone busy for more than 40 hours each week. Let’s look at the medical and healthcare profession specifically. HIPAA legislation and ensuing rules and regulations have been enacted to protect patients’ privacy, but you have to wonder whether the rules are really being followed when you read articles such as, “28 …
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Identity Theft Facts

Identity theft was the #1 consumer fraud complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2009. They estimate that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) Breach Report recorded more than 222 million potentially compromised records in 2009. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the US, costing victims an estimated $5 billion a year. According to the ITRC, in 2009, paper-based security breaches accounted for …
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Recycling Importance

Recycling is very important as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment. •Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from garbage in landfill sites. Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste. •Habitat destruction and global warming are some the affects caused by deforestation. Recycling reduces the need for raw materials so that the rainforests can be preserved. •Huge amounts of energy are used when making products from raw materials. Recycling requires much less energy and …
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10 Tips to protect your identity

Americans are facing a fierce attack on their personal and financial privacy. Shielding your private financial information with no risk of a breakdown may be impossible these days. But it’s critical to understand how your privacy can be compromised and the consequences of such a breach — and take a few simple steps to, if nothing else, better the odds in your favor. Find out how to safeguard your identity in a world of dumpster divers, mail thieves and shoulder …
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Why Outsourcing Makes Sense

Your employees face more distractions than ever in the workplace. From constantly buzzing mobile devices and cluttered email inboxes to office gossip and busy meeting calendars, it is easy for your employees to become distracted from their core responsibilities. In fact, according to a recent survey by Workplace Options, 53% of employees report that distractions in the workplace hinder their productivity and 42% of workers either arrive early to work or stay late to avoid such distractions. Jonathan Spira, chief …
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Raising the Stakes of HIPAA Compliance

As security experts, we have long understood that serious violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) can lead to costly fines and even jail time. Many professionals may believe that a misdemeanor is only punished with a warning and a fine, however the example below, will show you otherwise. Consider the example of Huping Zhou. Zhou was working as a medical researcher at the UCLA School of Medicine in 2003. In late October 2003, Zhou received a …
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