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The Impact Of A Data Breach: 4 Things That Can Happen To Your Business

Identity theft is a growing concern in the United States. In fact, as many as one in every 16 Americans were the victim of identity theft in 2016 alone. Identity theft can be detrimental to an individual’s finances and credit history, but it can be especially damaging to a business. Corporate identity theft costs American…

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4 Common Misconceptions About Document Destruction

Document shredding and disposal is absolutely critical not only in the business world but also in your personal life. This is because criminals can use the information they find on unshredded documents to commit identity theft or fraud. However, there are a few misconceptions when it comes to paper shredding. Below are some of the…

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Why You Should Get Rid Of Office Clutter And How You Can Do It

Clutter can become a problem in the workplace whether your business is large or small. In fact, the average office worker in the U.S. will use up to 10,000 sheets of paper every year. That number multiplied by the size of your workforce equals a lot of paper and a lot of clutter, both of…

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4 Tips To Keep Your Workers’ Identities Safe During The Holidays

Identity theft is one of the most common crimes during the holiday season. Although businesses and individuals go out of their way to ensure their online transactions are safe, up to 90% of identity thefts use information taken from print sources. This can be detrimental to many businesses who still use print documents on a…

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Data Security Risks Every Office Is Guilty Of And How To Break The Habit

In 2016, approximately one out of every 16 Americans fell victim to identity theft. One in five of these identity theft data breaches in 2014 was found to involve paper records, according to BarkerHostetler’s 2015 Data Security Incident Response Report. It’s true that confidential data is safer electronically with the protection of online security. However,…

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3 Types Of Documents You Should Always Shred After Use, And Why You Should

Corporate identity theft costs businesses in the U.S. $48 billion every year. This can occur as a result of documents not being shredded when they should have been, or of a document having been misplaced. Proper document disposal is very important in the business world, as these seemingly inconsequential pieces of paper may contain information…

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The Significance of a Document Retention Policy

Optimal security can be accomplished through the combination of several smart business practices. A detailed document retention policy is one (but very critical) process that contributes to improved business efficiency and consequently. Deciding what sensitive files need to be stored and which ones require secure destruction, is an important process that should be at the…

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Creating an Effective Document Management Plan for Your Business

Having a records management plan in place for your business provides the opportunity to keep your critical information secure at all times. In a time where identity theft and fraud cases continue to take place, it’s that much more important that your business is taking the right precautions to secure its data. For accounting, regulatory,…

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Tips for Turning to Professional Scanning Services in Portland

Document scanning is the most effective way to organize your critical business files and ensure you never misplace a business record or memo again. Paper documents can be lost easily due to improper filing or through accidental disposal. Not only that, accidents and disasters happen. Whether a storm targets your place of business or you…

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Medical Offices and HIPAA Compliance

Medical offices in Portland and across the United States are constantly circulating and storing a large volume of sensitive data. This information might include records such as financial documents, employee records, and most notably, patient medical records. Legally, all businesses regardless of industry or professional background should have a secure document shredding process in place. This becomes…

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