For a business needing to protect both your company’s and your clients’ confidential information, responsible destruction practices don’t stop with the disposal of old documents and hard drives. In reality, your business produces a variety of media types that, without proper destruction, risk your company’s good name and pose additional environmental threats. At Augusta Data…

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As a business manager or owner, it is your responsibility to properly store and safely dispose of any records containing personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is a specific category of information that is associated with an individual person (employee, donor, patient, customer, student, etc) and can include items like:   Social Security Number Passport…

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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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It’s no secret that information security and privacy practices are front of mind for most businesses and consumers these days. Whether your records are digital or hard copy, ensuring that they are protected throughout their useful life should always be top of mind. However, best practices for information security shouldn’t be thrown out the door…

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As a business managing proprietary information, one of the biggest steps you can take to safeguard data and records is to educate the people who are interacting with it daily: your employees. You might have caught our previous blog and video with some easy steps to improve your information security, and one of those points…

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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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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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Data breach threats continue to rise, what are you doing to protect your information? Information security continues to grow in complexity. It’s not just about protecting your paper records, or your active files online, it also means taking precautions when it comes to how you archive information physically and digitally, and what processes you have…

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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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We all make resolutions, whether personally or professionally the New Year marks a great opportunity for folks to reset and refocus. Planning for your business should be no different. As information security continues to be a hot-button topic, businesses should strive to protect their documents and information all the time. We have put together a…

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