Shred America Opens Florida operation!
There are many types of materials that go into the making of modern computers that can be recycled. Silicon chips, hard disks, resistors, and capacitors can all be found inside any electronic device. Many of these contain materials that are scarce, with no known substitute, and doing your part in the recycling process is important. Decreasing e-waste aims to preserve resources and the amount of energy we use to make those devices.
Iron City Document Management, a Pittsburgh based NAID AAA Certified destruction company, is now “Shred America Iron City”. The family owned company currently has a fleet of mobile shredding units that service the greater Pittsburgh area and also provides document scanning and secure document storage.
Anybody remember Newton’s third law? Probably not. It states For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. It’s certainly true when it comes to the availability of information today. We live in an age of immediate communication despite distance, knowledge just a click away, and access to information most people would have never gotten their hands on twenty, even ten, years ago. Hence the rise in the need for secure shredding.
The Shred America mission is be able to provide its clients with the quickest and most secure method for destroying sensitive information locally, regionally, and nationally. Our goal is to expand into new markets if it makes sense for our organization and our geographical footprint.
At Shred America, we’re in the business of more than just shredding documents, hard drives, and more. We’re in the business of keeping you and your personal information or the personal information you’re responsible for safe. It’s a job we take seriously, and so does the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). NAID is an international association that regulates the information destruction industry and upholds its standards and ethics. The well-respected group recently released a study in which devices were collected and tested to see just how easy it would be to extract sensitive data from their hard drives. The results showed that it’s a lot easier than you may think, with highly confidential information being easily accessed by measures that weren’t that extreme. The vast majority of people today use at least one device, like a cellphone, tablet, laptop, smart TV, etc., every day. While these devices provide convenience and capability, they also make data stored on them vulnerable, and more data is stored than you may realize. If found in the wrong hands, these devices can be hacked before you ever notice a thing, and your confidential information can be stolen and used against your will.
You have made a decision to keep your business as secure and compliant as possible by partnering with a NAID Certified Shredding company,
That’s the first step...
The next step is figuring out where to place your security containers so you are able to effectively capture every document in your office so it is properly disposed of. Where to place your container can be the key decision on reducing the chances of a security breach and having
The NAID Certification program is THE Certification for the destruction industry that only the most secure companies can achieve. It requires national criminal background checks on all employees, mandatory drug testing, employee security training, unannounced audits, and much more. If the company does not have this Certification, they may be taking some shortcuts that involve security.
Running a business is never easy. There are many different responsibilities involved that you never think about, many of which don’t actually have much to do with your actual business mission. Nevertheless, they’re part of keeping the doors open and running your operation the right way.
We at Shred America are in the business of improving security for individuals and businesses, and we’ve had many companies enlist in scheduled shredding services with us after an unfortunate company breach occurred. We hear a lot about “could haves” and “should haves” in the aftermath of these problematic incidents occurring.
Clutter can often feel like an inevitable part of life. It creeps up seemingly overnight leaving you wondering how it all got there. It’s something we tend not to notice until it creates a problem. While clutter is mildly annoying, it seems pretty innocent, until you realize it can come with a variety of consequences. A cluttered space, whether it’s your personal living space or your business location, has been proven to lower morale, attention span, and judgement while increasing stress and the chance of getting sick or burnt out. Whether you realize it or not, the most dangerous thing about allowing a space to become cluttered is that it can become a garden for identity thieves depending on the kind of clutter you’re storing.
The paperless office is like Martians. A myth.
Identity theft has made headlines all over the world as big-name companies and organizations are attacked by criminals of every variety. From hospital breaches to credit hacks, identity theft examples are everywhere. But not everyone realizes exactly what identity theft means in this day and age. The identity theft definition refers to any time someone uses your information to commit fraud. It can be as simple as someone listing your phone number under the wrong name or as complicated as someone receiving medical services with your insurance information.