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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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What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

Posted on: July 17, 2017

Identity theft is a fast-growing crime that affects an increasing number of people every year. If you think you’re a victim of stolen identity, you should take certain steps immediately to prevent your credit from plummeting and help you recover from the incident. Then, you can protect yourself from being a repeat victim by taking…

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How to Properly Dispose of Patient Records

Posted on: July 7, 2017

Whether you run a hospital, insurance agency, medical billing company, or another health care organization, you are subject to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. This requires you to safeguard medical records to protect your patients’ privacy. When the time comes to discard patient records, you might be wondering about the approved disposal methods available to you.…

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DIY Paper Shredding vs. Hiring a Professional Shredding Company

Posted on: June 19, 2017

We’re not certain anyone would really call paper shredding fun, per se. But it is certainly a task that needs doing, lest we all be swiftly buried in a veritable mountain of useless cellulose and lost productivity (we can practically feel the papercuts). But should the task belong to in-house personnel, or should you outsource…

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Why a Document Retention Policy Is Important for Your Business

Posted on: June 5, 2017

A fancy way of saying “paper management,” document retention policies are a method of organizing documents and paperwork within your business on a consistent basis. A retention policy is typically pursued as a way of organizing and presenting, allowing you to make more educated decisions on what can be destroyed, what needs to be kept,…

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10:00 am Monthly Community Shredding
Monthly Community Shredding
Feb 13 @ 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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