In today’s high-tech business environment it is not uncommon for employers to provide their employees smart phones, tablets, laptops and other devices to help them stay connected in and out of the office.   Many companies have processes and requirements in place to ensure these devices are secure as employees are using them to send,…

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Managing information security is an on-going process that requires education and understanding from each member of your organization, from upper management all the way down to your part-time employees, and even interns.   From managing personal records via the computer to maintaining paper files, understanding the risks and working every day to prevent accidental breaches…

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As most of our customers know, we are proud to be a NAID AAA certified operation for on-site and mobile document destruction, as well as hard-drive destruction. But, did you know that our organization works year-round to ensure that we maintain the strict requirements of this certification as we work to improve and streamline our…

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If you’re using any type of electronic devices, chances are you’re generating e-waste. According to a recent National Geographic article, the average American household generates over 176 pounds of electronic waste every year, and that e-waste accounts for over 70% of the toxic heavy-metal waste found in many of the world’s landfills. But, what IS e-waste, and what…

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As theft of personal or financial information continues to grown, so does the importance of protecting the private information of your business or organization, which is why we want to share 5 easy tips with you today to help keep your records secure.   STEP 1: Develop a Record Retention Policy Having a plan in…

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Information storage has made a major shift over the last decade and while paper records are still prevalent, many businesses have made the switch to digital archiving and record keeping. There are many benefits, including saved storage space, ability to access records anywhere, and less paper waste. However, most businesses don’t consider what to do…

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Do you know the average cost of a data breach in 2018? If your business manages any type of proprietary information, whether paper or digital, you should. Every year the Ponemon Institute releases their “Cost of a Data Breach Study” where they analyze the lasting cost and impact of information security breaches. According to the…

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It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already here. 2017 was a pretty big year for our organization, our parent company, Ellefson Transportation Group, celebrated 50 years, and Augusta Data Storage turned 25! In addition, we also saw the completion of our new records storage facility, which will allow us space to store over 100,000…

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Information security continues to be at the forefront of personal and corporate data concerns. As a society, we rely more and more on digital devices each day, and every day hackers become smarter and more advanced with their attempts to compromise our information for their personal gain. Whether you manage business assets and customer information…

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Secure shredding provides a lot of benefits. From ensuring your documents do not end up in the wrong hands to providing some added environmental benefits, and of course, emptying up those storage areas that were clogged up with documents you didn’t need but weren’t sure how to get rid of. This isn’t just something small…

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