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SecurShred State Of The Art Mobile Shredding Trucks


Saving you time and money, keeping your company compliant with State and Federal Laws, while giving you peace of mind
SecurShred Mobile Shredding Blades


SecurShred's fleet of seven mobile shredding trucks allows us to cover all of Vermont along with Northern New York, parts of New Hampshire and Northwestern Massachusetts.


Monday through Friday you will find our trucks servicing routine customer locations and/or one time purge/clean out customers of all sizes.  We offer walk up service, drop off service, at our facility in South Burlington, Vermont and online mail-in service through www.shipndestroy.com.


Our shredding trucks are fully equipped with video cameras so you can observe the entire process. Powerful shredding blades pierce and tear your paper into nickel sized pieces.   Pierce and tear shredding is more secure than your conventional vertical shredding and is part of our NAID Certified process. Our trucks have a locking side compartment separate from the shredded paper for the collection of non-paper media.

 

SecurShred is annually audited by NAID, the National Association for Information Destruction. Our secure facility is monitored by closed circuit cameras and all employees are thoroughly screened and go through background checks.


After the paper is shredded, we issue a Certificate of Destruction to you. The shredded paper is 100% recycled at a local paper mill. This is just another way SecurShred is helping your business go green. 

We invite you to "follow us" on Twitter or "like us" on FaceBook for news, shredding event schedules and tips on securing your confidential information.

JoEllen Barton
Customer Service, Marketing Associate, Chief Information Security Officer 

 

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Health Care Provider Settles HIPAA Case For 1.5 Million    


HHS Press Office. Published: September 17, 2012


HIPAA Compliant CompanyMassachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates Inc. (collectively referred to as "MEEI") has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $1.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule.  MEEI also agreed to take corrective action to improve policies and procedures to safeguard the privacy and security of its patients' protected health information.

 

The investigation by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) followed a breach report submitted by MEEI, as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) Breach Notification Rule, reporting the theft of an unencrypted personal laptop containing the electronic protected health information (ePHI) of MEEI patients and research subjects.  The information contained on the laptop included patient prescriptions and clinical information.

 

OCR's investigation indicated that MEEI failed to take necessary steps to comply with certain requirements of the Security Rule, such as conducting a thorough analysis of the risk to the confidentiality of ePHI maintained on portable devices, implementing security measures sufficient to ensure the confidentiality of ePHI that MEEI created, maintained, and transmitted using portable devices, adopting and implementing policies and procedures to restrict access to ePHI to authorized users of portable devices, and adopting and implementing policies and procedures to address security incident identification, reporting, and response.  OCR's investigation indicated that these failures continued over an extended period of time, demonstrating a long-term, organizational disregard for the requirements of the Security Rule....

 

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Steps To Prevent Identity Theft, And What To Do If It Happens

 

Identity theft is not just an unauthorized charge on a credit card anymore

 

New York Times. Elisabeth Goodridge. Published: May 1, 2009 


Identity Theft PreventionIdentity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission, "occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes."


How your information is stolen, and how it is used, varies greatly. With stolen Social Security numbers, thieves are filing false medical claims, applying for mortgages and opening lines of credit for fictitious businesses. By adding fake fronts onto A.T.M.'s or gas pumps, they are collecting credit card numbers and PINs.

 

But while the trade commission estimates that nine million Americans are victims of some sort of identity theft each year, these extreme cases of identity fraud remain rare, luckily.

 

You may find that you will need only to close a compromised account or freeze your credit if errors appear. But recovering from the effects of an extreme case of identity theft can be incredibly messy and time-consuming. You could be denied a mortgage, for example, or refused new lines of credit. It can take months or even years to repair your credit history, and this type of crime is hard to prosecute...


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In This Issue:
SecurShred State Of The Art Mobile Shredding Trucks
Health Care Provider Settles HIPAA Case
Steps To Prevent Identity Theft
 
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