We have an upcoming shredding event with AARP. The event is free to the public with a maximum of 3 boxes allowed for shredding.
Where: War Memorial Stadium
When: May 13, 2017 9am-12pm
Secure your ID day In partnership with the BBB and Rock Solid Shredding!
Where: BBB Headquarters, 12521 Kanis Rd., Little Rock, AR 72211
When: October 29th from 10am until 2pm.
The rising use of BYOD (bring your own device) to your workspace, and the introduction of wearable technologies in the workplace, will inevitably increase the demand for mobile work apps. With this increased demand, it is easy to speculate that the quality in security frameworks and thorough testing may be sacrificed to carry out speedy delivery, resulting in poor quality devices that can more easily be hacked by criminals.
Cleaning out the office can sound like such a daunting task, so much so that many organizations continue to place this task on the backburner. But what happens when you lose confidential personal information because of a messy desk, office, or shelf? That is a potential risk of a data breach.
Identity theft is a multibillion dollar industry that is used to fund organized crime. There are two main reasons why secure document shredding is important: to safely dispose of confidential information and to prevent identity theft.
A security Framework helps to support and fine tune your IT security system. Many organizations develop IT Security and policies, but they tend to stop once that is completed. But in order for IT Security to be optimized, a well define framework needs to be in place and must be self-tuning all the time.
A used computer hard drive contains old email messages, bank account, credit card, and social security numbers; and a host of other personal information. There are many methods that assume secure hard drive destruction, but the question is which are the most effective, safe, and reliable.
Many employers find it difficult to keep employees on track with understanding and implementing information security practices. To many employees it seems easier to do the bare minimum, but many don’t understand the risk and liability. When an information security breach happens it is not just the employer that is liable, but also the employee. As part of a team that assures security and stability to its consumers, both the employer and employee must uphold the highest regard for security practices.
According to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, the reported number of security incidents in 2014 rose 48% to 42.8 million. At the same time, it showed global cyber security budgets fell by 4% compared to 2014.
In a Ponemon Institute surveyof 567 executives, 43 percent said their business had a data breach in 2014, a 10 percent increase over 2013.The statistics of this survey show that data breach is becoming increasingly more common and costly. No matter the complexity of the data breach, dealing with the breach will be monumentally more challenging if you don’t already have a data breach response plan in place.
For a small business with a limited budget this should be a large concern. Although the public only hears of higher profile data breaches, small businesses make prime targets due to their lack of resources. Small businesses on average have the least protected websites, accounts and network systems.
The cost of non-compliance for HIPAA, for example, can range up to 1.5 million dollars.
And according to one data breach Report by the 2014 Identity Theft Resource Center, security breach reports have hit a record high, surpassing 5,000 reported breaches and 675 million records exposed since 2005.
We use the internet to connect with friends and family, conduct business and rely on many other services, like online banking, shopping and utility services, which are supported with online systems. With so much of our lives integrated with technology, as individuals we must take steps to secure our personal information. Cyber risks can threaten all that we hold dear, like our finances, family, and privacy.
Identity theft crimes continue to sky rocket each year. And with each new crime report, identity theft crimes have remained at the top of the list of consumer complaints file with the Federal Trade Commission.
Confidentiality, integrity and availability, also known as the CIA triad, is a model designed to guide policies for information security within an organization.
This principle represents the core requirements of any company towards information security for the safe utilization, flow, and storage of information.
It is typical for a company to place secure document shredding on the backburner; some seek to satisfy compliance regulations by purchasing a few in-house shredders and leaving it up to the staff to destroy discarded documents. However, many self-managed shredding solutions are rarely considered an imperative job duty; with these decisions being left to overburdened employees, your company may face greater security risks. Also, a DIY approach does not provide certification of destruction to regulators.
It is an organizations necessity to treat privacy as both a compliance and business risk issue. There is an exponential amount of reputational damage that can be done if businesses do not comply with new legislation. If not done this could ultimately lead to a loss of customers due to privacy breaches.
Researchers suggest that about 30% of time is wasted in the office trying to find misplaced information.