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Information Security Risks for Small Businesses

Posted on: January 29, 2018

For many small businesses, it’s easy to think that security breaches and data hacks are issues that only major corporations and established business chains need to worry about. Until a breach happens. As we’ve established recently, security breaches are just as common, if not more so, for a smaller business. And even worse, unlike major corporations,…

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5 Documents Fraudsters Don’t Want You to Shred

Posted on: December 20, 2017

Are you one of those people who finds themselves constantly second guessing about whether or not to toss out a file, a paper, or a document? If so, great! In a world where security breaches and identity theft are absolutely rampant, it’s wise to be as cautious as possible. But even so, some of the…

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Do You Know Which Privacy Legislation Affects Your Business?

Posted on: November 29, 2017

Business must comply with federal, state, and local privacy legislation in regard to their handling of personally identifiable information in the United States. This means that protecting and appropriately handling this material is not only important for maintaining the trust and safety of clients and employees, it’s also required to avoid fines and other damages…

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The Cost of a Data Breach

Posted on: October 24, 2017

The costs of a data breach greatly exceed expectations in nearly every case. There are simply too many components to a breach you must consider, from the initial response and recovery to the lasting impression on customers and employees. Each aspect of a breach must be identified, addressed, and recovered from in turn, usually at…

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How to Protect Your Identity After the Equifax Breach

Posted on: October 12, 2017

The Equifax breach is perhaps the biggest exposure of personal data to occur in the digital era. While other breaches have affected a larger number of people, the sheer value and volume of data stolen in the Equifax breaches greatly exceeds anything gleaned from larger breaches. Equifax is one of the three companies that other…

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Signs It’s Time to Upgrade From an Office Shredder

Posted on: September 25, 2017

Do you depend on your faithful office or personal shredder day in and day out to handle your document security and waste paper removal needs? If so you probably understand quite well just how frustrating the little machines can really be! Or maybe you prefer to stick to your guns and tough it out. At…

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Why All Small Businesses Need a Data Security Policy

Posted on: September 14, 2017

It’s very easy to get into the mindset that your small business doesn’t need a data security policy. Who goes fishing for smaller fish, after all? But unfortunately data would say otherwise—you’re actually just as likely to experience security breaches or data theft as anyone else! At TrueShred we take security very seriously, so today…

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How to Prevent Data Breaches in Healthcare

Posted on: September 1, 2017

Whether we’re speaking of hospitals, healthcare facilities, or clinics, nothing is more important than quality of service. Except, of course, the security of your vital patient and accounting data. Mishandling these for any business can be scary, and breaches are even worse. Is your healthcare facility prepared for breaches and potential threats to security? If…

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Paper Recycling Risks

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Many modern businesses take part in recycling as a way to reduce environmental impact and help preserve our ecosystems. Something we can wholeheartedly get behind! But there might be some risks inherent to your recycling program that you’re not quite aware of, which is something the team at TrueShred wanted to tackle with you today.…

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How Shredding Protects Your Employees & Customers

Posted on: August 4, 2017

Legal firms, corporate offices, food service, hospitals—no matter what type of business you run you are going to generate a lot of papers and documents. And many, if not most, of these will carry some degree of sensitive information. So when it comes time to discard these documents, what recourse do you use? For most…

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10:00 am Monthly Community Shredding
Monthly Community Shredding
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Recycling Event To accommodate residential and small business clients, TrueShred offers a paper shredding drop-off option. Bring your medium sized boxes (Regular Bankers Box) of sensitive papers and for just $10 per box watch the
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