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Out with the Old: It’s Time to Destroy Unneeded Records

The New Year is traditionally recognized as a season of hope and optimism. It represents a clean slate and a new beginning. It’s out with the old, in with the new. And, in that same vein, from a regulatory and legal perspective, it is also the best time of the year to dispose of accumulated […]

Be the Bridge to Secure, Compliant Information Destruction

If you questioned business leaders, you would find that they all believe the secure disposal of sensitive information is critically important. If you then asked them to describe how their organization ensures the secure destruction of that same information, they wouldn’t have a clue. This is not their fault. They should not be expected to […]

Why Shred Vault Likes Well-Informed Customers. And Why They Like Us!

Protecting discarded sensitive media is Shred Vault’s sole focus and mission. It’s our superpower. And because it’s our superpower, our clients are free to focus on their superpowers without worrying. Unfortunately, however, organizations that don’t know what to look for in a secure destruction service become susceptible to vendors who are more than happy to […]

The Dangers of Accumulating Old Records and Electronics

The accumulation of old records and electronics is a common challenge for most organizations. While owners and managers realize that secure destruction is required at some point, they often put it off to deal with more immediate priorities. Below are reasons the secure disposal of old records and electronics deserves immediate attention. 1. Keeping old […]

Consistency is King When it Comes to Secure Data Disposal

Inconsistencies in secure information destruction policies and procedures have led to virtually every embarrassing data disposal incident. The shame of that fact—and the good news, too—is that, once identified, they are relatively easy to fix. Inconsistency #1: Allowing Employee Discretion No organization in its right mind would contemplate allowing front-line employees to write their own […]

Untethered Risk: Don’t Leave Remote Employees Dangling

Of all the lasting effects of the pandemic, few were as dramatic or have had the staying power of remote working. Some actually moved from the city to the suburbs to get a bigger house with a home office. Many invested in (or were given) new computers and new scanners and printers. We all got […]

Home & Office Shredders: A False Sense of Security

Aware of the unacceptable risks of casually discarding sensitive information, many cautious and cost-conscious individuals believe having a shredder is the solution. Ironically, whether for office or home use, relying on a personal shredder is among the most expensive and least secure options. Of course, what is not at question is why sensitive information has […]

The Risk of Over-the-Counter Data Destruction

All across the United States, responsible, security-conscious people hand their confidential paper and electronics over to a packaging center or office supply store with the promise of secure destruction. Maybe the sensitive paper or electronics were handed over to a clerk at the counter. Other times those materials are placed in a not-so-secure container somewhere […]

The Secure Destruction Audit Trail Imperative

While all business owners and managers know that personal information must be securely destroyed, many fail to appreciate the need to demonstrate that their information destruction process is consistent and systematic. Why Office Shredders Don’t Cut It In order to meet the legal requirement to protect employees’ and customers’ personal information, many organizations buy a […]

PHI: What it is and Why it Matters

PHI stands for Personal Health Information. Three letters to keep top of mind if your business handles documents that contain this type of information.  Keeping personal health information protected is essential. Not doing so can result in compromising your client’s privacy not to mention fines, loss of business credibility and potential lawsuits. The Department of […]

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