March Newsletter

March 05 , 2012 in Newsletter


SecurShred - Onsite Document Destruction


Shredded Paper Recycling 101

Every year, SecurShred recycles thousands of tons of shredded paper

The paper media, that is collected from our customers, is securely destroyed using our certified shredding equipment.  The vast majority of our destruction of paper media is performed on-site using one of our mobile shredding trucks.  All shredded paper media is transported and unloaded at our South Burlington, Vermont secure warehouse.  At this certified warehouse, the shredded paper is baled and loaded onto a trailer.  Once full, the trailer is sealed and transported to a domestic paper mill for recycling.  Once at the mill, the bales of shredded paper are under security watch until they are loaded into a machine that turns the paper into pulp for eventual processing into tissue paper products.  Once processed, the recycled paper products are then redistributed throughout local communities. Common household goods being shipped from the paper mill include paper towels, facial tissues and toilet paper.

The secure chain of custody of paper from our customers' location to the time when it is turned into pulp is an important process for some people.  This is why SecurShred bales all of its own shredded paper and seals the trailer before transport and has an agreement in place with the mill for the responsible disposal of destroyed material. Ensuring a secure chain of custody of your confidential information is a top priority of SecurShred...

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Compulsive Hoarding Syndrome

Every organization has data that needs to be destroyed 

Besides taxes, what unites every business is that they possess highly sensitive information that should not be seen by unauthorized persons. While some documents can be destroyed minutes after printing, regulations may require others to be archived from a few years to permanently. But between these two ends of the scale, your organization can potentially have a large volume of hard copy data occupying space as a liability, both from a legal and information security perspective.

Depending on how long you've been in business, the number of physical sites and the number of people you employ, it's possible to have hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of pages of hard copy stored throughout your company -- much of which is confidential data that can be destroyed.

The National Association of Corporate Directors provides some excellent guidelines in their Record Retention and Document Destruction Policy. From trademark registrations, safety records, to retirement and pension records and much more, there is a lot that needs to be retained. But once that retention period is over, much of those documents can be destroyed...

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How to Destroy Digitally Stored Information

Pros and cons of in-house and outsourced data destruction

The Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) media destruction recommendations include handling guidance for the destruction of 48 different media types including compact flash drives, electronically erasable PROM (EEPROM), magnetic tape and more. The UCF also identifies the appropriate data elimination practice for each type of data storage asset including the use of secure erase, chemically clean, ultraviolet erase, and shredding.

Ultimately, any device capable of storing data that has reached the end of its usable life must be addressed by a policy that effectively mandates the elimination of any trace of legacy data. Essentially, any storage medium; including optical media, backup media, cassettes, VHS tapes, floppy disks, X-rays, microfiche, microfilm, intelligent mobile devices (BlackBerry, smartphone, etc.), ID cards, and credit cards; that contains any confidential or personal information should be addressed in policies regarding access, retention, handling and destruction...

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In This Issue:
Shredded Paper Recycling 101
Compulsive Hoarding Syndrome
How to Destroy Digitally Stored Information
Trees Saved! 

Trees Saved

282,671 Trees have been saved by our customers through the use of SecurShred's secure paper shredding and recycling process!
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