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Document Disposal Mistakes You DON’T Want To Make

Ever since the massive 2017 Equifax data breach, companies of all sizes have increased their focus on digital security. Yet, it’s important to remember identity theft can also occur from paper that hasn’t been properly disposed of. This can be junk mail, paper statements, tax documents, and more. Millions of U.S. citizens are affected by identity…

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5 Ways To Prep Your Workplace For Winter

Fall is officially here and winter is right around the corner. But before you start planning your company’s holiday party, it’s crucial that you first take the necessary steps to get your office ready for the colder season. Here are five ways you can prep your workplace for the fall and winter months. Schedule seasonal…

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Is Your Business Really As Safe As You Think It Is?

Every business wants to think they’re safe from cyber attacks and burglaries. Unfortunately, these crimes are common enough that assuming your business is safe may actually do your company more harm than good. By understanding your company’s risk of theft and identity theft, the more you’ll be able to put up the right defenses. That…

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What Can We Learn From The Equifax Data Breach?

Although the breach is no longer at the forefront of the public’s mind, the Equifax breach was the largest single data breach in American history. What was first believed to be just another data breach in a sea of cyber attacks against businesses turned into a disaster involving the breach of 145.9 million personal records. We…

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Take Control Of Your Information Security With Your HR Department

Yet, the first interaction a new employee has with most businesses is with the HR department. HR is the department that sets the expectations of company policies. It’s also the organization that hires and trains employees. That said, it’s not a good idea to leave data protection to your IT department alone. HR can set…

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School’s Out For Summer: Is Your School Following FERPA Guidelines?

With the school year coming to an end, it’s all too easy to assume your school’s information is safe. But with so much paperwork and private information, it’s important that you don’t slack on your school’s security. Identity thieves won’t be taking a summer break because your students are. That said, every school administration needs…

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4 Reasons Why Cyber Criminals Will Target Law Firms

Identity theft a $50 billion industry and the fastest-growing crime in the United States. While identity theft can affect many different types of businesses, law firms are considered especially vulnerable. A data breach can put a law firm’s client relationships and reputation at significant risk. But why are law firms, in particular, often targeted by…

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4 Big American Data Breaches: The Critical Reason To Shed Your Documents

Data breaches happen on a daily basis. In fact, businesses were affected by 312 data beaches in 2015 alone, affecting up to 16.2 million people. But what’s considered a big data breach versus a small breach? For many, the size of a data breach is determined by how much damage has been caused for the…

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Don’t Sweat It, Shred It! Why Document Shredding Is More Secure Than In-House Storage

Corporate identity theft costs American businesses $48 billion every year. To make matters worse, incidences of identity theft increased by 16% between 2015 and 2016. In-house document storage may seem like a good option to protect your old documents and identification information, but a professional shredding service can better protect your business from identity theft.…

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How To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Tax Fraud In 4 Easy Steps

Although tax season is coming to a close, it may not be as safe to stay off your toes about tax fraud as you may think. According to the Federal Trade Commission, there’s a one-in-33 chance your identity will be stolen in the next year. It’s for this reason that the IRS issues an annual…

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