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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.

Shred America Opens Florida Location

Posted by Ray Barry on Jul 24, 2019 2:22:27 PM

Shred America Opens Florida operation!

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.

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.

Best Location to Place Security Containers

Posted by Ray Barry on Feb 27, 2019 10:35:19 AM

Congratulations !

You have made a decision to keep your business as secure and compliant as possible by partnering with a NAID Certified Shredding company, hopefully that company is Shred America

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 piece of mind that you have all the processes in place to stay compliant with regulatory requirements.   

Key Items to Consider When Selecting an Information Destruction Provider

Posted by Ray Barry on Feb 21, 2019 12:58:20 PM

Is the company NAID Certified?

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.  

Customized Shredding Services for Any Business Need

Posted by Ray Barry on Feb 13, 2019 11:28:10 AM

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.

How to Create a Secure Culture at Your Business

Posted by Ray Barry on Jan 30, 2019 9:46:00 AM

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.

Why Using an Office Shredder Isn’t Enough

Posted by Ray Barry on Jan 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM

 Many companies face a danger they don’t know about. We at Shred America frequently come across business owners to do so much to maintain the success of their companies, but there’s one area that’s often overlooked or not taken seriously: security, particularly the security of information.

Why You Need A Shredding Service

Posted by Ray Barry on Nov 20, 2018 9:48:00 AM

Every business handles sensitive information on a daily basis. That makes it important that you dispose of printouts properly. You can try and shred them in the office, but it’s better business to use a professional service.

Sensitive Documents Your Company Need to Shred: Staying Compliant

Posted by Ray Barry on Oct 23, 2018 9:49:00 AM

Your company documents an incredible amount of sensitive information on a daily basis, so much so that it's easy to lose track of just how much data is being collected. Onsite document shredding is a great way to destroy all of your documents so there's no chance a criminal can use your information to their advantage. When you choose on onsite document shredding, you get to see exactly what's going into the shredder and how it's all being processed.  This can not only help you save your business from a security breach, but it also ensures you're staying compliant with all current laws.