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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 […]

To Make Regulators Happy, Be Reasonable

What do HIPAA, HITECH, FACTA, GLBA, FERPA, ECPA, COPPA, VPPA, CCPA, CPRA, BIPA, CDPA, CPA, CPDPOM, MOCA, MDPL, and NYPA all have in common? They’re all acronyms for regulations requiring organizations to protect personal information. Some of them are national regulations aimed at specific types of personal information, such as personal medical or financial data. […]

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 […]

The Risks of Mail in the Wrong Hands

Unfortunately, there are many ways by which everyday mail poses a serious risk of identity theft and other crimes. The good news is that there are a number of practices that can minimize that threat. Mail Risks prior to Recipient’s Control  Even though the US Postal Service received 40,000 reports of mail theft last year, […]

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 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 […]

Where Can I Shred Paper for Free?

If you are like most people you understand the importance of destroying sensitive paper documents before you dispose of them. Even so, according to the Federal Trade Commission, roughly 9 million Americans have their identity stolen every year. This statistic means it is likely you or someone you know has been a victim. You may be wondering, is document shredding ever free? The quick answer is sometimes.  The […]

To shred or not to shred? A guide to secure document destruction

Despite the wealth of data our computers store, an enormous volume of paper is still produced by consumers and businesses. This paper ends up in desk drawers, filing cabinets, and storage boxes, creating a disorganized workspace. We often want to get rid of excess paper documents but feel compelled to ask the question “What if […]

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 […]

Seven Worst Cases of Identity Theft Ever!

If it’s never happened to you, identity theft can seem to be an idle threat. The reality is that identity theft is a real problem: every year, 7.0% of households in the United States had at least one member experience identity theft. At about 8.6 million households, 7.0% is no small threat, so it’s important […]

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