Dustin Rushing

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Commercial Vs At Home Shredders

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Apr 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Some people may think they don't have a use for professional shredding if they have an at-home machine. Or they may think it's cheaper over time to pay for a single shredder than multiple commercial shredding sessions. Others may think that just ripping important papers up by hand is more than enough to protect their information. And while this may be true in some circumstances, it's not a long-term solution that will really protect your privacy. An at-home shredder can only handle one (or, at most, a few) sheets at a time. It shreds papers into length-wise strips that can be put back together without a lot of effort. Commercial shredding services can not only handle large volumes of papers, but it destroys them in such a way that no one can get their hands on them for their own gain. 

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Paper Shredding for Business

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Apr 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Paper shredding for businesses has become a necessity for owners who care about their employees and revenue. Also known as Onsite Document Destruction, paper shredding destroys documents containing sensitive information so criminals can't reconstruct the pages for their own gain. In an age of liability and regulations, businesses need to be exceptionally careful how they handle the information of their workers, vendors, and customers. From paystubs to invoices, the volume of sensitive documents has increased alongside the rise in virtual identify theft. 

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Facta Compliance: Law Firm Document Shredding Services

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Mar 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Professionals in law firms already know the importance of privacy and confidentiality. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FACTA) is a serious set of regulations designed to prevent identity theft from the more vulnerable institutions. Under the law, firms are required to provide a written plan to prevent crime and update that plan accordingly as modern threats emerge and evolve. Staff must not only be thoroughly trained on these programs, but organizations also need to provide sufficient oversight to service providers on site. 

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Topics: Paper Shredding

Types of Tax Forms: What to Shred and What to Keep

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Mar 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As tax season rears its head again this season, you may find yourself wondering what you should keep and what you should shred.  The truth is that the question is more difficult than it seems. Some people will need to hold onto certain documents for their entire lives, while others may be able to shred documents right now. Whether you're filing a 1040 form 2018 or puzzling over an old 1040a tax form 2017, here are a few tips to keep everything organized and secure. 

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Secure Mobile Shredding and How It Works

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Jan 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Whether you're looking for commercial shredding or home shredding services, you can't go wrong with secure mobile shredding. This method will cross-cut your documents into tiny pieces, making them virtually impossible for someone to put them back together again. Instead of being thrown in a public garbage, the documents are immediately bagged up and taken to a recycling center. Shredding your documents is one of the best ways to prevent your identity from being stolen — a crime that's been on the rise as digital security measures improve.

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Cost Efficient Shredding Services to Prevent Identity Theft

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Jan 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Even in a digital paradise, shredding paperwork remains a necessary step for anyone who wants to protect themselves from identity theft. Anything from old receipts to a stray resume can give away far more information than many people realize. Medical documents, vet information, boarding passes, credit reports, and milestone announcements (e.g., weddings, birthdays, etc.) can all be used to infiltrate a person's life without their even realizing it.

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Topics: Information Security

Shredding Helps Against Identity Theft

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Dec 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Shredding Helps Against Identity Theft

Identity theft has run rampant in the past few years as criminals across the globe adjust their tactics to fit the behaviors of modern consumers (and their accompanying technology). If you're looking for the exact identity theft definition though, it may be broader than you realize. Identity theft is anytime someone uses your information — even if it's just your home address or name — for their own gain. If you want the answer to the question "Identity Theft, what to do?", consider how shredding your documents either onsite or off can reduce your risk of an attack. 

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5 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft or a Security Breach for Your Organization

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Dec 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

To protect your business from identity theft, you may need to start taking a few extra precautions. When 17 million Americans fall victim to identity theft every year, it's clear that not everyone understands just how vulnerable they are. Find out more why you should be concerned as a decision-maker, and how you can take steps toward protecting your livelihood. 

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Topics: Paper Shredding

Hospital Paper Records and Films: Most Common Data Breach in Hospitals

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Nov 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Hospitals have always been a target for criminals because they contain untold troves of data that can be used in an infinite number of ways. A healthcare data breach not only gives them access to all kinds of sensitive medical information, but also financial and insurance data that can be used to fuel their scams. In a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, researchers found that hospitals accounted for a third of all breaches, affecting more individuals than any other type of breach.  But what may surprise you is that it was paper files and films that were most likely to be stolen, with network servers being the least likely. Learn more about what your risks are and how you can keep medical records safe.

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Topics: Information Security, Hospitals

How To Choose An Onsite Document Destruction Company

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Oct 16, 2018 8:41:08 AM

When choosing an onsite shredding company, you should ask yourself the following questions.

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Topics: Paper Shredding

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