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Data Security

Protecting Yourself Against Tax Identity Theft

Tax Identity Theft

Protecting Yourself Against Tax Identity Theft It’s tax season again and on top of doing your personal and business taxes, the last thing you need is to worry about tax identity theft. As the ID Theft Center puts it, “the tax man cometh and the scammers follow.” It’s important to be especially diligent in protecting…

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Equifax Data Breach: How Scary Is It?

Equifax Data Breach

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls – October is a scary time of year!  So just how scary is the Equifax data breach? Very! If you have established any type of credit, be it a credit card, car loan or mortgage, there is a credit report on you. This means there is a good chance you could…

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It’s Your Choice–The Importance of On-Site Shredding

When choosing a shredding company, we believe that it’s important to have options. Recently, several well-known shredding companies have decided that they’ll no longer be offering on-site shredding. However, they may continue to charge the on-site premium!  On-site shredding means your sensitive documents are shred at your business where you have the opportunity to watch.…

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Someone’s Watching…

…your sensitive documents! It’s that time of year. It’s getting colder, the leaves are falling, and Halloween is almost here–but want to know what’s really scary? Two words. Data. Theft. Don’t believe that that your small business is susceptible to a data breach? Think again. Identity theft is a growing problem. According to TransUnion, identity theft is the fastest…

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Is a Recent Merger Disrupting Your Secure Shredding Program?

If you’re a client of a national shredding company, your secure shredding programs may have recently changed or a change could be in the works. Recent mergers may mean that your once attentive shredding service is no longer so conscientious of your needs. Most likely, if you are with a “big national,” the recent market changes have resulted…

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Marylanders’ Data Exposed in Cyber Attacks

According to records released by the Maryland state attorney general’s office, in 2014 alone, an average of two Maryland companies per week fell victim to cyber attacks. From the attack on Home Depot which affected more than 50 million credit cards to an attack on a small baltimore law firm which compromised the paychecks of a single…

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The IRS Puts Personal ID Information at Risk

When it comes to government agencies, the possibility of your sensitive information being compromised should be the last thing on your mind. When complying with the IRS and exchanging personal information about yourself and your company you might think that they would enforce all necessary security measures throughout their process. A new report from the Treasury Inspector General…

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