Bamboozled: Deleting isn't enough.

July 18, 2016 / by John Williams

What your old computer and smartphone say about you...

Most people know that hitting the delete key doesn't actually remove data from your computer. When you delete a file, the system simply changes a bit in the file allocation table that marks the space occupied by that file as “free.” It is sorta like taking the label off a file folder in your file cabinet and pretending that the contents...

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Uncovering A “Cloud” of Potential Vulnerabilities

June 06, 2016 / by Bart Justice

Many companies previously utilizing back-office storage rooms to contain their sensitive documents, files, photos and records, are now digitizing and transitioning their files to the Cloud for online document storage. 

While the Cloud may seem to be a preferable document storage option for some – as it frees up significant physical floor space and provides a way to easily access information...

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Information Security 101: Safeguard Your Legal E-Documents

May 27, 2016 / by Bart Justice

Documents are the lifeblood of attorneys. Clients, co-counsel, opposing counsel and the courts fully expect lawyers to fulfil their duties regarding information security. Whether documents are printed out, e-filed, or sit in computer folders or email inboxes, unprotected documents can pose a crippling liability to any firm.

If a document is on your computer in any capacity, it’s a potential...

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“Phishing” in Deep Waters – How to Protect Yourself from Email Scams

May 25, 2016 / by Bart Justice

A FoxNews.com report on April 15, 2016 reported that nearly $100 million were defrauded from an unidentified company by individuals posing as one of the company’s legitimate vendors in Asia, using a fake email address.

Although this case appears to be the largest example of a known “business email compromise” phishing scam, this growing category of cybercrime is setting companies on edge. In...

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When You’re Not Paperless: What Should Stay and What Should Go?

May 05, 2016 / by John Williams

INTRODUCTION:

In order to lower printing costs, reduce storage space, increase efficiency and save the forests, documents have for some time now been delivered and stored digitally, instead of being printed or mailed. To become eco-friendlier, the world has attempted to go completely “paperless”....mostly!

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Stop Shredding Your Documents… Outsource with Confidence!

May 04, 2016 / by Bart Justice

There are many businesses, just like yours, gradually building up an excessive stockpile of documents that must be disposed of in an ethical, secure, and permanent manner. The risk of not doing so can be dire - identity theft, lawsuits, lost business advantages, or worse!

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Hard Drive Destruction: Are Your Deleted Files Still At Risk?

May 02, 2016 / by Bart Justice

We’ve probably all seen at least one episode of a popular television show where “techies” successfully obtain and reconstruct evidence from a computer’s hard drive in order to solve a case, convict a criminal, discover a key piece of someone’s past, uncover inner business workings, or learn confidential trade secrets.

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When (& How!) to Dispose of Expired Corporate Tax Return Information

March 28, 2016 / by Bart Justice

‘Tis the season for preparing tax returns.

If you haven’t filed yet, the clock is ticking! As you try to dig through your stacks of receipts and documentation, or attempt to squeeze just one more file folder of paperwork into the drawer, maybe it’s time to consider disposing of the unnecessary clutter… 

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Trash to Treasure: Shredders, Dumpsters and Identity Theft

March 24, 2016 / by Bart Justice

When you think about identity theft, what’s the first mental picture to pop into your mind?

Let me guess –

It’s night time. The thief is dressed in black from head to toe, and carrying a small flashlight. After looking both ways, the shadowed figure jumps headfirst into a dumpster in an alley, and soon emerges victorious with a fistful of personal, sensitive documents.

…Am I close?

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Are You Complying with This HIPAA Security Rule?

March 22, 2016 / by Bart Justice

While your patients may trust a bank to protect their money, and electronic systems to protect their home, they trust YOU and your healthcare practice to protect their health and their personal health information security.

Are you doing what it takes to ensure that you’re safeguarding your patients’ private information?

Are you living up to the HIPAA requirements related to protecting their...

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