Citadel Blog

THE BOTTOM LINE: U.S. Small Businesses have a BIG impact on your Life!

Posted by Lia Surkis on Jul 13, 2018 4:43:08 PM

Every major company was once a small business. Consider the garage days for the founders of Microsoft and Apple.

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Topics: Shredding, Recycling

THE BOTTOM LINE: SHRED FOR A CAUSE – PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY & HELP RESCUE PETS!

Posted by Lia Surkis on Jun 28, 2018 10:12:36 AM

For the 6thyear in a row, Citadel Information Management hosted our annual shredding event, SHRED4RESCUES.

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Topics: Shredding, Recycling

THE BOTTOM LINE: Tax time for businesses – what to keep, and for how long.

Posted by Lia Surkis on Mar 8, 2018 3:19:42 PM

Tax time can be dreadful for businesses and individuals when digging through old paperwork and files for the necessary documents to complete your business’ tax returns. Many times, people don’t know the retention rules for these documents, so extra documents are kept for years and years, but this only complicates things when searching for the current year’s files.

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Topics: Shredding, compliance, shred, rules & regulations, action plans, security training, risk analysis, taxes

The Bottom Line: HIPAA COMPLIANCE IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS

Posted by Lia Surkis on Feb 21, 2018 12:27:05 PM

Compliance is a term that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean?

As a business owner, you need to know and understand the rules and regulations of running a business in your particular industry. Compliance refers to all of the federal, state, and local rules and regulations required to keep your business in good standing.

Many industries have specific laws related to information security. In the healthcare industry, HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any business that deals with personal health information must ensure that all the required security measures are in place and followed to protect their patient’s records.

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Topics: Shredding, compliance, shred, rules & regulations, action plans, security training, HIPAA, risk analysis

The Bottom Line:  Not just documents, products too can put your company at risk!

Posted by Lia Surkis on Feb 5, 2018 2:37:09 PM

Have you ever wondered what happens to old employee uniforms, company badges, excess promotional products, prototypes, and other items that bear company logos and/or personal information? If items like these aren’t disposed of properly, your company’s security can be at risk.

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Topics: Shredding, Records Storage, Product Destruction, compliance, electronics recycling, hard drive destruction, data breach, information security, document destruction, document storage, electronics destruction

The Bottom Line:  Your old hard drive isn’t safe unless it’s properly destroyed.

Posted by Lia Surkis on Jan 17, 2018 10:57:23 PM

 Oftentimes businesses and their employees think that if they simply delete their confidential electronic files, reformat or restore their devices to original settings, or recycle them, that no one will have access to them. It’s even seen on TV and in the movies where people will use a strong magnet to clear devices. But does any of this actually work? Is the information still on the device and accessible? And if so, what’s the best way to protect your information from a breach?

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Topics: Shredding, Records Storage, compliance, electronics recycling, hard drive destruction, data breach, information security, document destruction, document storage, electronics destruction

The Bottom Line:  Your business’s record storage should be efficient, cost-effective, compliant, and secure!

Posted by Lia Surkis on Dec 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Shredding, Records Storage, compliance, data breach, information security, document destruction, storage, document storage

The Bottom Line: Shred your shredders!

Posted by Lia Surkis on Nov 17, 2017 2:46:52 PM

 

Many small to mid-size businesses think they can shred their documents “in-house” with a basic office shredder.  You probably already know and understand the importance of shredding confidential information, but do you realize that shredding in-house is actually putting your business at risk?

There are some clear advantages to outsourcing your business’s shredding to a professional AAA NAID certified document destruction company. Below are just a few reasons to trust the professionals…

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Topics: Shredding, compliance, data breach, information security, document destruction

The Bottom Line: A “Clean-Desk Policy” can protect your business and increase productivity.

Posted by Lia Surkis on Oct 13, 2017 9:28:01 AM

Your work environment can have a major impact on the productivity, creativity, and attention span in the workplace. In recent years, businesses worldwide have been paying more and more attention to the way office spaces are kept by their employees.

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Topics: Shredding

The Bottom Line: Everyone is at risk, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself!

Posted by Lia Surkis on Sep 25, 2017 1:05:45 PM

Just this month, 143 million people were affected by the Equifax security breach. That is almost half the amount of people living in the United States. This was just one of the 918 breaches that have already occurred this year, affecting almost 2 BILLION data records. The overall number of data breaches occurring each year is increasing at an alarming rate. Many industry professionals are now even considering large cyber attacks to be acts of terrorism. 

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Topics: Shredding, Recycling, Customer Service, Product Destruction, compliance, Full-Service, security, data breach, information security, shred, file management, breach, credit