DataSafe News & Information

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 access to patient information, operational information,…

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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 Americans, both individuals and small businesses, has been compromised.…

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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 4 million Americans working remotely in some…

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Avoid Tax-Related ID Theft

Ah, tax time. It’s arguably the worst thing about spring, and to make it even worse, it brings a new source of identity theft anxiety: tax-related ID theft. Learn how to protect yourself so you can get back to lounging on your patio or planting flowers in your garden. What is tax-related identity theft? Tax-related…

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How Valuable is Your Trash?

When you hear the term “identity theft”, you might immediately think about data breaches and hackers. Maybe you picture nefarious criminals huddled around a basement computer. Perhaps you imagine a giant, faceless corporation carelessly storing your personal information and you feel like protecting yourself is out of your control. You’re not wrong – these scenarios…

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Why Our NAID AAA Certification Matters

We understand. You see a bunch of capital letters and a logo and your eyes glaze over. But stay with us – this is important for you and your business! What is NAID? The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is the worldwide trade group for information destruction companies. Its mission is to champion for…

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Is a Professional Shredding Service Right For My Business?

Does your company generate a lot of paperwork? You might be dealing with financial details about your company or confidential employee information. You may also have personal or financial records on your clients or customers. You probably already know that you have a legal and ethical obligation to discard of this material safely but you…

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Fighting Identity Theft: What Are The Most Vulnerable Places In Your Workplace?

Corporate identity theft costs American businesses up to $48 billion every year. While many data breaches are caused by hackers determined to access your company’s information, up to 28% of data breaches happen because of human error. The good news is that, with the proper precautions, you can keep those errors from affecting your company’s…

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Boost Business Security And Productivity With A Clean Desk Policy

A clean desk policy requires all employees to have a clear desk at the end of the day. This means that all documents, post-its, notes, and removable USB drives are safely stored and locked away in your employees’ desks or in a filing cabinet. You can reduce and prevent risks such as identity theft and…

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How Can I Protect My Business From Identity Theft During The Holiday Season?

The holiday season is a busy time of year, both for families and fraudsters. Identity theft is a major problem during the end of the year because it’s the time when families across the country are making more online purchases and using their credit cards more often. Fortunately, you can help keep your business and…

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