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November 07 , 2012 in Newsletter


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SecurShred E-Newsletter - November 2012

November And December SecurShred Shredding Promotion

5 paper boxes shredded for free with a 10 box minimum purchase.
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Tis the season to clean house and take advantage of SecurShred's paper shredding promotion. Call now to book your 10 standard banker box minimum paper shredding service and get the first five boxes shredded for free. This promotion starts November 1st and runs through to December 31st. Open to individuals and businesses, whether you're a first-time or established customer.


SecurShred provides secure service solutions to the handling and disposal of your confidential information and electronics. We specialize in paper shreddingdocument imagingoff-site records storage, electronic media storage and electronics recycling. SecurShred services Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts. Our paper, electronic media and hard drive destruction services have been AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) for mobile and plant-based operation.


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Alaska Settles HIPAA Security Case For $1,700,000    

HIPAA Compliant CompanyThe Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) $1,700,000 to settle possible violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule.  Alaska DHSS has also agreed to take corrective action to properly safeguard the electronic protected health information (ePHI) of their Medicaid beneficiaries.


The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) began its investigation following a breach report submitted by Alaska DHSS as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.  The report indicated that a portable electronic storage device (USB hard drive) possibly containing ePHI was stolen from the vehicle of a DHSS employee.  Over the course of the investigation, OCR found evidence that DHSS did not have adequate policies and procedures in place to safeguard ePHI.  Further, the evidence indicated that DHSS had not completed a risk analysis, implemented sufficient risk management measures, completed security training for its workforce members, implemented device and media controls, or addressed device and media encryption as required by the HIPAA Security Rule.


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The Important "Three D's"


The Federal Trade Commission urges Americans to follow the "three D's", deter, detect and defend.


Identity Theft PreventionDETER identity thieves by safeguarding your information:  

Shred financial documents.

Be careful with your Social Security number.  

Don't share personal data over the phone or the Internet unless you know who you are dealing with.  

Never click on links sent in unsolicited emails.  

Don't use an obvious password to important websites.


DETECT suspicious activity by routinely monitoring accounts and billing statements:  

Be alert for mail that does not arrive as expected, calls about purchases you did not make or denials of credit for no apparent reason.  

Inspect your credit report regularly. To get a free copy of your credit report from the major credit reporting companies visit or call 1-877-322-8228.  


DEFEND against identity theft as soon as you suspect a problem:

Place a fraud alert on your credit reports.  

Close accounts that may have been compromised.  

File a police report and report your complaint to the Federal Trade Commission at or by phone at 1-877-ID-THEFT (438-4338). 


Source: Federal Trade Commission at




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In This Issue:
SecurShred Shredding Promotion
Alaska Settles HIPAA Security Case
The Important "Three D's"
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