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Shred America | Shredding Industry Knowledge

Post COVID-19: Are you ready for the shift in marketing & sales?

Posted by Brannon Williams, Managing Partner of Art's Cube on Apr 22, 2020 12:02:18 PM

Over the past few weeks, I have thought deeply about the direction of our company as the managing partner and, more specifically, my role as our only sales professional. Over the last seven years, it’s been a lot of fun, a grind, frustrating, and rewarding. But, I believe we are headed into uncharted waters over the next 12 – 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATE: Dept. of Homeland Security Categories Data Destruction As Essential Services

Posted by Ryan Richard on Mar 26, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Essential services are a class of industries and organizations within that are deemed "essential" by a government entity.

Implementing a Temporary Work from Home Policy? Be Mindful of Your Organization's Information Security!

Posted by Ray Barry on Mar 16, 2020 11:31:59 AM

In order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, many businesses are implementing a temporary “work from home” policy for their employees effective immediately. With the CDC recommendations of “social distancing” and avoiding large groups, several non-medical industries are able to implement this policy without a huge drop in production temporarily.

Data Security: The Texas Identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act

Posted by Jason McCray on Mar 3, 2020 9:45:00 AM

HB 4390 amends the Texas Identity Theft and Protection Act with two major changes that took affect Jan. 1, 2020. Those who suffered a breach need to send notices to the consumers who were affected and the Texas Attorney General within 60 days of learning of the breach. And, if a breach affects more than 250 Texas residents, the company or individual that suffered the breach must notify the Texas Attorney General.

Taxes Filed? Tax Documents You Should Keep And What To Shred

Posted by Ryan Richard on Feb 18, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Once you separate the tax documents and supporting evidence you need to keep and destroy, you’ll need shredding services to ensure that those documents are shredded and recycled so that no one can put them back together. Many people believe that companies like Shred America only services businesses, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Our services include one-time shredding services, residential shredding and a document drop-off program so that individuals can safely discard confidential information such as tax records.

Data Security: How To Keep Your Personal Information Safe In 2020

Posted by Ray Barry on Feb 4, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Your confidential information is all over the place. It’s kept digitally for a certain amount of time, and on paper, also for a certain amount of time. Companies who keep your information have to stay up to date with the rules and regulations of keeping your data safe and destroying the data when the company no longer needs it. Data encryption, being careful who you share your information with, and making sure you are not taken in by a scam are ways to protect digital information. However, many people still use paper to store information, and it is just as important that you, and businesses you share your information with, know how to dispose of confidential information.

What HIPAA Means For Your Business

Posted by Ryan Richard on Nov 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY & ACCOUNTABILITY ACT – HIPAA


HIPAA was enacted in 1996 and provides data privacy and security provisions in order to safeguard medical information. HIPAA falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is broken down into 5 rules.

How to Safely Dispose of Medical Records

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Nov 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Your patients trust you and your staff to keep their medical records completely confidential. Unfortunately, many medical care facilities do not handle their records disposal the right way, and their patients lose their trust in their healthcare providers. It is estimated that 160,000 patients have had their confidential medical information breached since 2009 because the facility did not correctly dispose of the records.

HIPAA and Small Businesses

Posted by Ray Barry on Oct 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Want to know a quick way to receive a $50,000 fine (or more) for your business? It’s easy; don’t take the necessary steps to eliminate confidential client information, and wait to see what happens. This is not a step-by-step guide for how to close up shop, mind you, but rather a warning as to what could happen if your firm is not doing everything in its power to handle records.

How to Be Eco-Friendly: Paper Shredding

Posted by Jason McCray on Oct 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When people think about document destruction services, they usually think of identity theft prevention. And yes, that is one of the main benefits of shredding documents, especially when they contain sensitive information pertaining to business finances or medical files. This alone is a great reason to hire a corporate shredding service, which can help guarantee the safety of your business and clients.

Identity Theft Protection: Shred Documents and Beware of Online Scams

Posted by Ryan Richard on Oct 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Identify theft is a serious issue and happens so much in this country. That’s why document shredding services are extremely important, because they prevent these criminals from accessing your personal and financial information. Unfortunately, these crooks are getting smarter, and they are now surfing social media sites for ways to gain information that can assist them in stealing someone’s identity.

How to Protect Your Identity From Identity Thieves

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Oct 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Every year, 15 million Americans have their identities stolen, crimes which account for upwards to $50 billion in financial losses. And having your identity used fraudulently isn’t just a temporary headache — 70% of identity theft victims have trouble getting rid of, or never get rid of, negative information from their records. This means that they could be passed over for jobs, for home loans, and other opportunities.

What Documents to Keep, Store, or Shred: A Quick and Easy List

Posted by Ray Barry on Oct 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

With all the different technology available to hackers, identity theft is not a simple threat to protect yourself from. It is incredibly easy for someone to gain important and “secure” information, whether it be via online accounts or simply scanning through your garbage.

5 Major Benefits of Document Shredding

Posted by Jason McCray on Sep 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Both businesses and individuals alike are at risk for identity theft. It’s simply a fact of modern life.

What to Shred: An Insiders Guide to Shredding Documents

Posted by Ray Barry on Sep 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As a company that provides professional document shredding services, we often come across people expressing that they’re not sure what to shred. Most individuals and company leaders know they need to be mindful of safety when it comes to disposing of documents containing confidential, sensitive information, and other paper materials containing information identity thieves love to her their hands on, but they’re not sure how far to go.

Rules to Follow In Order to Protect Your Information and Prevent Identity Theft: Part 2

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Sep 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In continuing our series on how to protect yourself from identity theft, here are some tips to follow to keep those thieves at bay.