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Protect Confidential Information of All Types, Not Only Paper Documents

Protect Confidential Information

In today’s world, identity theft has become a regular occurrence – and it’s now easier to steal someone’s confidential information, because it exists in other forms, not only on paper. More companies are digitally storing their customer lists, pricing information, proprietary technology, employee information and other assets and they can be compromised if they’re not protected.

With security threats on the rise, it can be challenging to protect confidential information of your employees and customers. Each year, fraud costs businesses over $3 trillion worldwide – you can’t afford to have your company suffer the consequences of losing important information.

The most common risk that businesses may face is when any employee leaves their organization. Because of the former employee’s access to confidential information, it’s difficult to know if they will disclose it to a competitor or have it fall into the wrong hands. Any company should be careful to limit access to protect confidential information for their employees.

Another important way to protect confidential information is to ensure that computer access is monitored. There should be a process put in place which mandates that hard copies of documents are locked up, and that all electronic copies are password protected. Every employee handbook should contain a confidentiality policy that is specific to the business. This policy should have procedures for how to specifically handle every type of confidential information – paper, digital, and online files.

No matter the amount of policies and procedures, identity theft can still occur, even when you’re monitoring your employees to protect confidential information. The easiest way to eliminate your risk of identity theft is to make sure all paper documents and digital storage devices are destroyed instead of being thrown out or recycled. Every company faces this challenge differently, but for the most part, the most efficient and secure way to do this is to hire a third-party professional shredding company.

This option is the best solution for businesses, because it’s the most secure. Typically, a specially trained, uniformed service representative will come to pick up the items which need to be shredded/destroyed. If the service has a mobile truck, then the items will be shredded on site. If not, they will haul your items away to their shredding facility. Afterwards, there is a Certificate of Destruction which proves the shredding/destruction was done properly and that disposal or recycling of specific materials was done in an environmentally-friendly manner

At IntelliShred, we have the right combination of equipment, tools and staff, capable to meet your product destruction, shredding and disposal needs. With over 30 years of experience within the industry, our team can help you maintain compliance with privacy regulations and ensure your confidentiality is secured. Everything will be destroyed in accordance with all federal and state regulations. Our Certificate of Destruction can be used to show compliance with product destruction recall requirements. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you protect confidential information and avoid the risk of identity theft.

Professional Shredding Company

In today’s corporate environment, there’s been an overwhelming increase in identity theft from businesses – and it has continued to be huge liability issue. Your company’s confidential documents are always at risk, no matter if they’re stored in file cabinets or on digital media devices. It’s always possible for employees, clients or other outside vendors to gain access to that information and exploit it.

The only way to combat this risk and protect your company’s confidential information, is to hire a professional shredding company. There are several credible services out there, but it’s important to consider several factors when you search for a reputable shredding company.

There are special certifications that shredding companies should have under their belt. The one with the highest level of accreditation is the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). The NAID has the highest level of professional security standards for the industry. The professional shredding company you hire should be a NAID certified shredding company, and must follow their code of ethics and any other industry requirements.

The next important factor in your selection process should be the level of security this professional shredding company has. Document destruction companies should carefully select their employees and provide you with proof of their background checks. You must inquire about their shredding process and ask for a step by step description of how it works, even down to the type of containers they use for transporting documents prior to shredding. If your company deals with medical information, it’s crucial that you hire a document shredding company that’s in compliance with current HIPAA requirements.

A professional shredding company is equipped to handle the destruction of tons of classified and confidential documents for businesses on-site. When you select a shredding service, make sure they guarantee your documents will be destroyed on-site.

There are other companies that only do off-site shredding – they physically remove your documents from your business and then transports them to their shredding facility. With this type of service, you run the risk of your documents being misplaced, lost, or falling into the wrong hands. It’s much wiser to hire a shredding company that provides on-site shredding and emergency shredding services.

Corporate shredding services must have state of the art shredding equipment available to you. They should handle way more than just paper shredding – they should have the ability to destroy discs of all formats, media components and other devices. As you search for the perfect shredding company, be sure to look for one that provides full-service.

IntelliShred has been a shredding industry leader since 1999. We have pride in our confidential data destruction and the other information security solutions that we offer. We are committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards and practices, and outstanding, personalized service. We’re proud to be members of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) and we have consistently achieved AAA Certification – the highest level of security in the shredding industry.

As an experienced, professional shredding company can help your business block the risk of identity theft. We have the latest in shredding equipment and the capacity to recycle paper, floppy drives, CD’s and DVD’s, Video Cassettes, Microfilm, Microfiche and much more. Contact us today and let us help you keep your confidential information safe from harm’s way.

E-Waste Destruction

In today’s corporate environment, we tend to push for better technology faster than we often need it. Through computers, tablets, cell phones or other electronic devices, we have always produced electronic waste. This constant accumulation of e-waste is difficult to ignore and it’s becoming yet another threat to our environment, negatively impacting the earth’s ecological systems.

Today there are more electronics getting tossed in the trash instead of being shredded or destroyed. In 2014, people threw away 42 million tons of e-waste (over 84 billion pounds). Global E-waste will soon weigh just as much as eight of the pyramids in Egypt, according to the UN’s University Global E-waste Monitor. If not disposed of properly, E-waste will bring a variety of hazardous materials like lead, mercury, silver and other toxins which can pollute the soil and our supply of drinking water.

The UN’s E-waste Monitor predicts that by the end of this year, the amount of e-waste generated globally will hit 50 million tons. This E-waste includes mobile phones, calculators and laptops, as well as other electronic devices like Fitbits, and even pieces of larger equipment like washing machines, clothes dryers and, solar panels. Given that computer microchips double in capacity roughly every two years, they are also likely to be found amongst the rubble.

Because of its negative impact on the ecosystem, the increase in E-waste cannot be ignored. The right way to stop e-waste from accumulating is to reduce, reuse, recycle or destroy it. Companies and consumers can easily eliminate E-waste by destroying it through a shredding and e-waste destruction service.

Recycling electronic waste requires a professional contractor with the ability to collect, sort, dismantle, and extract recyclable materials and precious metals from a whole range of devices, while also separating out non-recyclable and hazardous waste. E-waste destruction should be handled by a service provider with access to the proper disposal process. For compliance purposes, you must ensure that the vendor you choose to hire meets all federal, state and local regulations for proper E-waste destruction.

We take pride that the industrial destruction services we offer at IntelliShred help to save the environment from the effects of E-waste. We have state of the art, mobile shredding and destruction equipment on our trucks and they can handle whatever electronics you need to destroy.

We can recycle the following electronic products:

  • Computers, Monitors, Printers, Keyboards
  • Hard drives
  • Servers

We will safely destroy the following electronic material:

  • Flash drives, Floppy drives
  • CD’s and DVD’s
  • Video Cassettes
  • Microfilm, Microfiche and Data Tapes
  • X-ray Films

We will work with you to efficiently shred and destroy your E-waste right in front of your eyes. Contact us today for more information on our services and find out more about e-waste destruction.