Top 10 Reasons Shredding is Important

As a business owner, you understand that keeping confidential information secure is essential to your continued success. Outdated documents stored on your property pose a threat to your livelihood, and that of your employees, clients, or customers. To ensure that your reputation and your business isn’t jeopardized, you should destroy… Read More

Staying Secure When Working Remotely

Many of us in the Portland, Oregon area have been working from home and it’s unlikely that this situation will change any time soon. In fact, some believe that COVID-19 will redefine workspaces and change how employees interact with each other for some time to come. Read More

Let's Spring Clean

Spring has officially arrived here in the Portland, Oregon area. Trees are budding, flowers are blooming, and the temperatures are rising. In the paper shredding world, spring means that it’s time to start spring cleaning. We love clearing out the clutter and shredding all the sensitive documents we’ve been accumulating. Read More

Prepare For Tax Season

Tax season is fast approaching! Do you have a plan for dealing with documents once you’ve filed? How should you store old records? How long do you have to keep them? Here’s a brief outline for how to handle these important documents. How long do you have to keep tax… Read More

About the California Consumer Privacy Act

If your business handles customer data, you’re probably aware of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which was signed into law in 2018 and goes into effect in January 2020. The CCPA intends to provide consumers with greater privacy and control over how their personal information is used by companies. Read More

Top 5 Questions About Paper Shredding

DataSafe has been in the shredding business for awhile now. (35 years, actually, but who’s counting!) Over the years, our clients have asked us a lot of questions. With information security increasingly becoming a cause of concern, we’ve compiled the top 5 questions we get asked in the hopes we… Read More

How to Stay HIPAA Compliant

If you’re a company that works with protected health information (PHI), you must ensure that you follow guidelines set by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). No matter if you provide treatment or handle payments in the healthcare industry, or you’re an associate or contractor who has… Read More

Data Breaches In The News

Data breaches are nothing new and they keep occurring. Buckle up, and let’s review what’s happened recently. Capital One Breach This week, we learned that the financial company Capital One has been hacked. The personal information (including birthday, income, and other application data) of 100 million… Read More

Keeping Your Remote Workers Secure & Compliant

American workers are increasingly working remotely. While offering flexible work helps you to hire talented workers, it has an impact on your company’s security. How can you benefit from remote workers without compromising your sensitive data? How common is remote working? As of last year, there were nearly… Read More

How To Implement a Clean Desk Policy During COVID

For many of us, remote working isn’t going away anytime soon. While we’ve all grown tired of Zoom meetings (and some of us even miss the solitude of the morning commute!), it’s important to be proactive and firmly establish your business’s security policies and procedures. Don’t simply assume that your… Read More

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