Shred America | Shredding Industry Knowledge

3 Ways to Organize Your Office and Prevent Identity Theft

Posted by Ryan Richard on Jul 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Have you put office organization on the back burner?

It happens.

You keeping meaning to get to it but it never quite seems like the right time. You shuffle papers around and move piles of stuff from one section of your desk or office to the other. While this kind of clutter is frustrating, it’s also harmful to your business and could give identity thieves access to your confidential information.

Your disorganization could be costing you more than you realize. It’s been proven that a clean, streamlined space has a positive psychological affect on people, improving productivity and morale.

Iron City Document Management is Now Shred America Iron City!

Posted by Ray Barry on Jul 1, 2019 10:53:53 AM

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.

Five Useful Tips From Experts In Paper Shredding

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Jun 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM
  1. Paper Shredding is Affordable

Our services are for everybody. Especially with our one-time purge offer, we will come directly to your location. Our mobile shredding truck fleet can work around your schedule, so you don’t have to worry. Call us today to schedule an appointment and get a plan in place for your paper shredding needs.

 . 

What Twitter Can Teach You About Document Shredding

Posted by Jason McCray on Jun 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Our culture has seen a huge shift in the last ten years in regard to privacy. The rise of Twitter and other social media platforms have made oversharing the norm, blurring the lines of what’s appropriate to share and desensitizing many people to the value of privacy. With posting personal information being so common now, it’s easy to forget just how public your information is. There’s a blind sense of trust among people these days when it comes to their sensitive information, as if the fact that not securing it is common makes it safe.

Commercial Spring Cleaning

Posted by Jason McCray on Jun 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

If you are going to be cleaning out your documents and getting rid of those you no longer need, you will have varying legal, tax, and regulatory requirements to consider, depending on your type of business. By continuously and securely destroying confidential data, you can safeguard your business, employees, and customers against identity theft, and protect your reputation. We will take a look at things to consider when deciding what to save and what to shred.

Identity Theft in the Age of Social Media: How to Protect Yourself On and Offline

Posted by Ryan Richard on Jun 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

More than 75% of American adults actively participate in social media. While social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are great for reconnecting with old friends and staying in touch with family, they also leave us more vulnerable to cyber fraud and identity theft than ever before.

5 Ways to Deter Workplace Fraud

Posted by Ryan Richard on Jun 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Workplace fraud happens more frequently than you may think. In fact, it’s estimated that the average company loses 5% of annual revenue to workplace fraud every year. Don’t get us wrong: most employees are loyal and ethical. However, the ones who want something will find a way to get it, and most frauds last 18 months to three years before being discovered. There are also no companies that are in the clear, even in Richmond, VA. Fraud happens at both large and small companies every year.

Louisiana Shred is now Shred America!

Posted by Dustin Rushing on May 29, 2019 10:25:00 AM

Louisiana Shred, the fastest growing shredding company in the State of Louisiana, is now “Shred America Louisiana”. The NAID Certified, Lafayette, LA based company currently has a fleet of mobile shredding units that services the entire State of Louisiana.

Mobile Shredding by the Numbers: 5 Amazing Facts

Posted by Ryan Richard on May 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

At Shred America, mobile shredding is the heart of our business. But, there are many great advantages and aspects to mobile shredding that many people simply don’t know! Here’s a list of five amazing facts about mobile shredding, so you can learn more about our service:

5 Beneficial Mobile Shredding Facts

Document Shredding is a Sustainable Environmental Practice

Posted by Dustin Rushing on May 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Home and business owners often recognize their need for shredding services, but shy away when they think about the volume of paper and materials they’ll need carted off. This is especially difficult for business owners who turn out high quantities of documents a month. They end up storing all this unneeded material, hoping an environmentally friendly solution will present itself.

They could recycle, but what about security, particularly in situations involving confidential information required by law to be protected? Or they could have it shredded, but what happens to the volume of paper?

Isn’t that a waste?

At Shred America, we’re happy to say our shredding services make the best of both worlds possible.

The Rise in The Need For Secure Shredding

Posted by Ray Barry on May 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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.

3 Reasons To Care About Data Shredding Services

Posted by Jason McCray on May 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Did you know that Shred America does more than shred documents? Did you know there is lots more to shred aside from paper? If you’re concerned with keeping your or your business’s sensitive information safe, one aspect of security you may be overlooking is our data shredding services.

At Shred America, we offer data shredding services across multiple locations throughout southern and central U.S. to help keep your information secure from all angles.

The Truth About Hard Drive Destruction

Posted by Ryan Richard on May 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

What do you do when it’s time to throw out an old computer? What about when you want to get rid of your old phone? Many home and business owners donate them, take them to a recycling center, or just simply lump them in with the garbage. However, did you know that this makes you just as prone to identity theft as not properly disposing of documents? Even if you “delete” or “wipe” your files, they’re not fully in the clear when it comes to savvy hackers. For true security, you have to handle technology like this with the same priority as you would with printed materials containing sensitive information. The only way to truly prevent identity theft in this situation is to call on an expert for full hard drive destruction.

Popular Questions About The Shred America Network Answered

Posted by Ray Barry on Apr 17, 2019 3:04:57 PM

1) What is the Shred America Corporate model?

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.

Ever Think About Paper Shredding Companies?

Posted by Ryan Richard on Apr 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

So, how often do you think about paper shredding companies? Probably never, right? You’re not alone. Most people don’t think about paper shredding companies often if at all unless they’ve experienced the ease of benefiting from one. Though many people keep storing their records and sensitive information on computers and mobile devices today, you’d be surprised how common printed records still are. You also may be surprised to find out that the majority of identity theft occurs from stealing paper materials as well. Consider the level of difficulty in getting data like social security numbers or credit card information from a paper document versus a computer hard drive. One requires the skill of hacking a device. The other simply requires going through your home or business’s trash. It’s more important now than ever to be mindful about keeping your sensitive data safe, so for peace of mind and true protection, it’s best to enlist an experienced, reputable paper shredding company to be your partner in properly handling this kind of disposal.

5 Reasons to Partner with a Mobile Shredding Company

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Apr 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

A shredding company isn’t often a service most people think to have in their arsenal of local need fillers. Most people have established their doctor, dentist, accountant, mechanic, garbage collector, and more, but they rarely stop to consider the value of a fast, reliable shredding service provider. Partnering with a trusted mobile shredding company can provide added convenience and security for both home and business owners alike. If your someone who could benefit from safe shredding of documents, hard drives, and more, finding a local mobile shredding company to have on call is a good idea.