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Why Your Shredding Company Needs the AAA NAID Certification

Posted Date: October 5, 2017 By: Andrew Blau

As a professional paper shredding and information destruction company, Shred One has an obligation to maintain outstanding information security practices at all levels of our business. This commitment to protecting the privacy and information security of our clients is verified by our NAID certification.

Dental Records Retention and Destruction

Posted Date: July 20, 2017 By: Andrew Blau

Dental records retention has guidelines for dental industry when it comes to shredding documents. Following these guidelines and remaining organized is dependent on several key strategies.

Why You Need Professional Shredding

Posted Date: May 26, 2017 By: Andrew Blau

Don't leave your privacy in the hands of amateurs. See why partnering with a professional shredding company like Shred One is a smart move for any business.

Shredded Document Reconstruction

Posted Date: April 26, 2017 By: Andrew Blau

All shredding is NOT created equal. Learn about the technology thieves use to reconstruct shredded documents and how your business can avoid the risks.

Hard Drive Disposal Checklist: What to Do BEFORE Shredding

Posted Date: March 13, 2017 By: Andrew Blau

You can't hit CTLR-Z after hard drive disposal. View a list of important information to collect before shredding your business's hard drives.

How Much Would a Corporate Data Breach Cost My Business?

Posted Date: February 2, 2017 By: Andrew Blau

Due to increased business information risk, the average cost of a corporate data breach is now $4 million. Read these tips on how to prevent a data breach.

What is Corporate Identity Theft and How can it be Prevented?

Posted Date: December 24, 2016 By: Andrew Blau

Corporate Identity Theft Prevention is imperative to all businesses. Just as consumers face the threat of identity theft from poorly handled information, protected health information (PHI) and other sensitive personal information, businesses are also targeted for identity theft by criminals. Just as all corporations are inclined to protect their customer data, information related to the business needs the same protection. If preventative measures are not put in place before a breach, criminals may target your business and obtain credit information and run up bills in the name of the business.

The Importance of Secure Information Destruction Services

Posted Date: October 20, 2016 By: Andrew Blau

The digital age has completely transformed the way businesses think about and store their information. Paper documents, while still a vital part of storing information, have been converted to electronic word documents and PDFs stored on hard drives or USB drives. Because of this, it’s time to start thinking about information security and destruction.

Grand Opening Event! Community Drop-off Center

Posted Date: July 28, 2016 By: Andrew Blau

Shred One is excited to announce the opening of our Community Drop-off center in Huntingdon Valley - and we want you to join us! Local residents are invited to our Grand Opening Event to celebrate our new facility serving the local community. Residents will now be able to drop off paper, e-media, x-rays, hard drives, TVs, and computers/computer peripherals for secure destruction and recycling.

Shredding Guidelines for Medical Records

Posted Date: June 13, 2016 By: Andrew Blau

Any business - medical facilities, insurers, medical billing companies, etc. - subject to the HIPAA Privacy Rule are required to safeguard and protect patients' personal health information. This means remaining compliant with HIPAA requirements and being extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the proper disposal of patients' medical records.

HIPAA & Hard Drive Destruction

Posted Date: May 2, 2016 By: Andrew Blau

All entities handling protected health information under the HIPAA Privacy Rule are required to take the appropriate steps to protect the privacy of patients' personal health information (PHI). As more patients' personal information turns digital, it is essential that these businesses recognize the prevalence of electronic personal health information and how to protect it in the short and long-term while remaining compliant with HIPAA Privacy Rules.

Hard Drive & Electronic Media Destruction Item Checklist

Posted Date: March 23, 2016 By: Andrew Blau

Electronic information security is more than just hitting the "delete" button; protecting your sensitive electronic information means destroying your data storage items beyond retrieval or use with certified hard drive destruction or electronic media destruction services. But what items should you be including in your hard drive and electronic media destruction services to protect your business?

Creating a Document Management Policy

Posted Date: February 16, 2016 By: Andrew Blau

Virtually all businesses could be vulnerable to an information breach. Whether it's a result of a malicious attack or simple negligence, sensitive information could fall into the wrong hands and leave your business exposed. To make sure your business is protected, consider creating a document management policy. A document management policy provides a protocol for appropriate creation, management and disposal of secure documents and records within your business.

Preventing Visual Hacking in the Office

Posted Date: November 23, 2015 By: Andrew Blau

Protecting sensitive information should be a priority for all businesses. Whether it is company information, client information or customer information, any sensitive information ought to be protected from any type of breach. Companies have increasingly become victimized by high tech computer hacking, but one "hacking" method is often overlooked: visual hacking.

Creating a Hard Drive Destruction Policy

Posted Date: October 9, 2015 By: Andrew Blau

Data security should be a top priority for your business. Many businesses are required by law to adhere to strict privacy regulations, including HIPAA, FACTA, GLBA, PCI, and FERPA. To ensure your business is compliant with these laws, or to protect the privacy of your business and customers, creating a hard drive destruction policy is an essential step to take.

How to Recycle Shredded Paper

Posted Date: September 3, 2015 By: Andrew Blau

Paper recycling has excellent benefits. In fact, recycling your shredded paper can not only reduce CO2 emissions, but it is also an important security measure for businesses and consumers. Learn how to properly recycle shredded paper, where you can do it and what steps to take to ensure you are reaping both the environmental and security benefits.

Shredding Documents: On-site or Off-site?

Posted Date: August 13, 2015 By: Andrew Blau

You already understand that document destruction can keep your business secure and prevent any instances of identity theft. Now you have to decide the most secure method of having your documents shredded. An important item to consider is choosing whether to have your shredding done on-site or off-site.

Keep Your Documents Secure with Proper Storage

Posted Date: July 9, 2015 By: Andrew Blau

Every business understands the importance of keeping their information safe and secure from a potential information breach. Document shredding is an essential part of eliminating this risk. However, before your documents are shredded, you should ask: are they being properly and securely stored? Proper document storage is an important part of making sure your business is safe from any potential breach.

How to Properly Destroy your Hard Drive

Posted Date: June 8, 2015 By: Andrew Blau

In these modern times, computers and other digital media can become outdated, or no longer serve their purpose. Often, we end up keeping these devices, simply due to the fear of personal information falling into the wrong hands. Every photo saved, every purchase made online, emails saved or deleted, are all added to your hard drive. As technology advances, most computers are replaced, and disposal of the hard drive becomes an issue. Obsolete computers should never be discarded before the hard drive is destroyed.

Keep your Business Secure with a Shred-All Policy

Posted Date: May 4, 2015 By: Andrew Blau

Keeping your business information safe and secure should always be your number one priority. Many businesses handle sensitive information on a daily basis: personal information, account and business records, legal documents and many other secure documents.

One of the most effective ways to ensure your information is safe is to implement a shred-all policy. A shred-all policy simplifies the document shredding process and safeguards your business from a potential information breach.

FACTA: Information and Compliancy Tips

Posted Date: April 1, 2015 By: Andrew Blau

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) is an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The purpose of FACTA is to prevent and reduce consumer fraud and identity theft. The FACTA Disposal Rule has been in effect since June 1, 2005, and is administered by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Disposal Rule primarily regulates proper document disposal and destruction of, or information related to consumer reports, however, the spirit of the legislation encourages responsible destruction of any consumer personal or financial information.

Tips to Reduce Your Ecological Footprint

Posted Date: March 2, 2015 By: Andrew Blau

Your ecological footprint is defined as your impact on the environment in the amount of land required to sustain your use of natural resources. With Earth Day fast approaching, there is no better time than now to commit to being as green as you can each and every day. Here are some of our top tips on taking the necessary steps to stay green and reduce your ecological footprint.

HIPAA Shredding Rules

Posted Date: January 26, 2015 By: Andrew Blau

Paper shredding rules and regulations are an important part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a US law that took effect in 2003, designed to help protect the privacy rights of patients.

To Shred or not to Shred?

Posted Date: January 12, 2015 By: Andrew Blau

There is no question that shredding is an essential part of an information security plan. In fact, most businesses now have to comply with state and federal statutes that require disposal of any documents containing any personally identifiable information (PII). But it can be equally important to have a record retention policy, for both personal and business information. Here are some guidelines for what documents to keep:

Protecting your Business from Identity Theft

Posted Date: December 9, 2014 By: Andrew Blau

According to the 2014 Identity Fraud Report by Javelin Strategy, there is a new victim of identity theft in the US every two seconds. With the recent rash of security breaches at major retailers like Target and Home Depot, more and more consumers are becoming aware of the threat. But it's not just consumers who fall victim; businesses can easily become targets as well.

Year-End Bulk Paper Shredding Tips

Posted Date: November 3, 2014 By: Andrew Blau

Preparing for a bulk paper shredding service is easy. Start now and be on your way to a clutter-free space for the new year!

Information Security Incident Response Plan

Posted Date: October 1, 2014 By: Andrew Blau

One of the best ways to prevent a security breach is to have a regular paper shredding service schedule in place. This ensures that sensitive information is consistently removed and destroyed and lowers your risk of data theft.

Mobile Paper Shredding Trucks

Posted Date: August 24, 2014 By: Andrew Blau

Mobile paper shredding trucks offer quick and cost-efficient document destruction services for businesses that need security and flexibility. Shred One's fleet of state-of-the-art vehicles safely and efficiently performs document destruction services across the region.

How to Dispose of Documents Safely

Posted Date: July 24, 2014 By: Andrew Blau

A secure shredding collection container is your best bet for safe document disposal at your office. Using a recycling bin may seem like an easy enough way to dispose of documents and improve your company's environmental impact. However, the typical recycling bin is open or has an easily accessible lid, leaving documents containing sensitive information unsecured.

Shredding Legal Documents

Posted Date: June 30, 2014 By: Andrew Blau

Shred One provides document destruction services for law firms and other legal organizations. We assist in keeping your firm compliant with state and federal regulations and in lowering the risk of theft of confidential client information.

Shred Sensitive Documents and Avoid Healthcare Data Breaches

Posted Date: May 26, 2014 By: Andrew Blau

Identity theft due to security breaches in US healthcare offices accounted for 43% of all identity thefts reported last year. The secure storage of confidential information and regular document shredding services could have reduced this number.

Shred Unnecessary Documents When Switching to an Electronic Records Management System

Posted Date: May 1, 2014 By: Andrew Blau

Switching to an electronic records management system requires the transfer of a lot of sensitive data, but you don't have to worry about spending the time and effort to transfer items beyond their retention periods. Instead, schedule a paper shredding service to safely and securely clear your space of these unnecessary documents.

Secure Document Destruction Services for Tax Season

Posted Date: April 3, 2014 By: Andrew Blau

Tax season inevitably produces more confidential paper documents than an office can handle. Document destruction services are essential in securely disposing of those tax documents ...

Keep Sensitive Documents Secure Between Scheduled Shredding Dates

Posted Date: February 26, 2014 By: Andrew Blau

Confidential documents may be exposed to risk if handled by under-trained employees between routine shredding services. This risk can be reduced or even eliminated...

Paper Shredding Services and Costs

Posted Date: December 28, 2013 By: Andrew Blau

If your business needs secure, cost effective document destruction services, consider the following when researching prices. The cost of paper shredding services is determined by several factors including:

Document Destruction and ISO Standards

Posted Date: September 26, 2013 By: Andrew Blau

With recent regulations and legislation business are now responsible for the security of confidential and personal information. Defensible information policies and Information Security Management Systems Certifications are in the forefront of any business that handles and/or possesses confidential information.

How To Choose A Paper Shredding Company

Posted Date: August 26, 2013 By: Andrew Blau

Choosing the right paper shredding company will play an important role in your information risk management. Regardless of your industry, document destruction is all about risk prevention and protection from liability.

Paper shredding is a key component to identity theft prevention

Posted Date: July 30, 2013 By: Andrew Blau

Employees un-aware of the sensitive nature of documents and negligent contractors mishandling confidential data accounted for 35% of corporate data breaches in 2012.

Don't Put Your Organization at Risk; Create a corporate information security policy

Posted Date: June 30, 2013 By: Andrew Blau

Paper shredding services are a key component of any Corporate Information Management plan. Your Corporate Information Management policies should include regular paper shredding services.