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Common Shredding Methods (From Most to Least Secure)

There are many shredding options out here, however not all are created equal. Some shredders are fairly simple and ideal for everyday bits of paperwork, but not ideal for sensitive documents. Other shredding methods are ideal for destroying highly sensitive or classified documents, but are considered overkill for everyday paperwork. If you are comparing document…
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Benefits of Mobile Shredding Services

Mobile Shred Trucks Offer Security & Convenience Mobile shredding is a popular option for residents and businesses alike. Mobile shredding companies have the experience and proper equipment to dispose of documents in a neat, legal, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Here are three reasons people opt to schedule a mobile shred truck for their shredding needs:

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ConfiData Acquires Shred Solvers Inc. Shredding Company

ConfiData, a secure document destruction company servicing Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Binghamton, and surrounding areas, acquired the Onondaga County-based shredding company, Shred Solvers, in July of 2018. Shred Solvers, Inc. was founded in 2009 by Jim VanAuken and has since been Central New York’s trusted source for business and residential shredding needs.

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4 Reasons to Shred Documents

If you are not yet on the shredding bandwagon then it is time to reconsider! We have heard all the excuses from “shredding is too time-consuming” to “it costs too much” and “I am not sure what I can and can’t shred”. However, it is becoming increasingly important to protect and safeguard your personal information…
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HIPAA Compliant Hard Drive Destruction

Information protection laws such as HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) apply to hard drive destruction and the destruction of their hard-copy counterparts. To enforce these security laws, costly fines are associated with any violations. For example, HIPPA Noncompliance penalties are $100-$50,000 per violation. Affinity Health Plan paid a $1.2 million fine…
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Selective Shredding vs. Shred All Policies

Protecting your private information in today’s age is crucial. Customer data, employee data, documented business processes, and other confidential information should be safely stored and maintained until they can be securely destroyed upon expiration. Document shredding is a necessary component of any document management program, but there are several different ways to approach shredding. Many…
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Retention & Shredding Guidelines for Banks

Financial institutions face some of the most stringent rules and regulations regarding retaining and shredding records and documents. Banks and other financial businesses are governed by laws like the Gramm-Leach-Bailey Act (GLBA) and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) to ensure the safety of customer information. The consequences for violating these rules are…
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Medical Record Shredding Guidelines for New York

If you work in a medical profession, it is important to know how to treat the confidential information found in many medical records.  The New York State Department of Health and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) have strict retention, storage, and shredding guidelines for these type of personally identifiable documents.

What You Need To Know Before Hiring a Shredding Company

Data security is on the minds of many business owners. And it should be. According to a 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average data breach in the U.S. cost $7.35million. The average cost per stolen record? $225. Aside from the monetary costs, a data breach can also significantly damage a company’s reputation and…
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