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How to Make Your Computer as Secure as Possible for Working Remotely

How to Make Your Computer as Secure as Possible for Working Remotely

All employees who have access to confidential organizational data or private client or employee information have a responsibility to keep their computers secure, but employees who work remotely face additional risks and challenges. When working remotely, employees are more likely to use their computer for personal reasons, leave their computer unlocked and unattended, and connect to unsecured networks. Protecting confidential information when working from home can keep your organization, coworkers, and customers safe from the threat of identity theft. These tips and tricks can help.

Keep Your Children from Identity Theft & Secure This Back To School Season

Keep Your Children from Identity Theft & Secure This Back To School Season

Tis the season for school shopping, lunch box notes, bus rides, and - identity theft?! Unfortunately, the back-to-school season is a fruitful time for identity theft as vaccination records, free and reduced lunch applications, birth certificates, and other secure and confidential documents change hands, both physically and electronically. Whether you're scanning copies of vital records to your computer and then emailing them to the school or making a copy and sending it with your little one on the first day, you could be at risk of a breach. 

Tax identity Theft: What You Need To Know

Tax identity Theft: What You Need To Know

Identity theft is a draw for criminals, one that allows them to wreak havoc on people’s lives while being shrouded in secrecy. When tax season pops up, the stakes get even higher. All the information, from your Social Security number to your transcript, is often relatively easy to both intercept and capitalize on. The best thing for anyone to do right now is to be aware of how criminals function and who they target — because it’s not always the wealthiest people. In fact, it’s more likely to be an everyday person who just got a little careless about security. 

Maintain Data Confidentiality In The Workplace

Maintain Data Confidentiality In The Workplace

Confidentiality in the workplace has always been important, but modern offices have complicated the status quo. With every technology upgrade, the workforce is forced to adjust to new procedures and expectations. New workplace laws come out to set the standards for businesses and threaten serious penalties in the face of violations. As much work as it is though, confidentiality needs to take priority. The loss of information can mean anything from legal hassles to a complete shutdown of a business. To keep your livelihood protected, here are five tips to getting it right.

5 Ways Shredding Companies Secure Your Sensitive Information

5 Ways Shredding Companies Secure Your Sensitive Information

Keeping your clients’ and employees’ sensitive information away from prying eyes is something every company should stay on top of. Even an inadvertent breach could result in hefty fines. You can protect data in your office, but what happens to that data after you’re done with it?

Is Offsite Shredding Secure? Onsite vs. Offsite Shredding Services

Is Offsite Shredding Secure? Onsite vs. Offsite Shredding Services

As a business manager or owner, you want to protect your client's confidential information, so you make the smart move and decide to work with a local shredding service company.  But is that shredding service provider AAA NAID Certified?

What’s The Right Shredding Service For My Company? One-time or Ongoing

What’s The Right Shredding Service For My Company? One-time or Ongoing

Smaller businesses often forego retaining a shredding company because they believe they do not have enough paper or digital media to shred. Gilmore Services provides shredding services for small and large companies by offering one-time purge shredding and ongoing shredding.

5 Things To Do To Enhance Information Security

5 Things To Do To Enhance Information Security

If information security is not at the top of your list, it should be. You could have to pay large fines should you experience a data breach. While most companies know about securing data, their employees may have some habits that open companies to identity theft and data breaches. Our five recommendations to create a more secure environment for company data include:

Remote Work: Keeping Company Information Secure

Remote Work: Keeping Company Information Secure

We’ve all had to adjust to a new reality thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest changes has been that many of us are now working from our homes.

How does HIPAA Compliance Benefit your Business?

How does HIPAA Compliance Benefit your Business?

Complying with HIPAA law is a requirement for all companies in the healthcare industry as well as all medical providers. If you’re starting your own business and HIPAA law affects you, you might be feeling overwhelmed at the thought of adhering to HIPAA regulations.

8 Identity Theft Statistics Every Office Manager Needs to Know

8 Identity Theft Statistics Every Office Manager Needs to Know

When people think about identity theft, they might think it’s something that only happens in spy movies, or something that only affects the most unlucky, irresponsible among us. In fact, your first thought might be, “it can never happen to me.”

One Records Management Shortcut that Could Hurt Your Business

One Records Management Shortcut that Could Hurt Your Business

As an experienced records management company, we offer many tips for protecting your business and your customers through proper records management practices. With identity theft and other privacy concerns constantly in the news and new regulations affecting different industries all the time, every company needs to allocate time and resources for handling business records.