Hard Drive Destruction

Dangers of DIY Hard Drive Destruction

For hackers and identity thieves, hard drives represent an opportunity to steal your private data. If you have an old hard drive or computer that you’re considering throwing away or donating, consider the risks of allowing criminals to get their hands on your sensitive information.

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Shred Documents, Corporate document shredding

Declutter Your Home or Office with Heart of Texas Shred

If you have anything in common with millions of Americans, your home and office collect clutter throughout the year. The clutter we think of first is often frivolous purchases, unused gift items, and outgrown clothes, but perhaps the most compromising clutter in your home is paper. Old invoices, bank statements, credit applications, and copies of vital records often contain confidential information that could be used to harm you if it ever landed in the hands of a thief or a criminal.

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Hard Drive Destruction

What Gets Stolen From Old Hard Drives

Before you throw away, donate or recycle a computer, make sure the hard drive is destroyed. Even programs that tout that they can erase everything on the drive are not hacker-proof. The best way to make sure all of the data on the drive is destroyed is to shred the drive. You might not think that anything important is on the drive, but most people have sensitive information, such as their address, birth date and social security number on the computer. If you paid bills online or accessed bank accounts online, that information is also stored on the hard drive. If you have a business, you have even more on the hard drive: Not just your employees’ info, but you have customer info and trade secrets. Even reformatting the drive is not a secure option. Other than physically destroying the drive, you could degauss it. The degausser machine changes the magnetic properties of the drive and makes it unusable.

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The Important Questions to Ask When Outsourcing Document Shredding

In choosing your specialist for document shredding, it’s important to take on the research process carefully. Our team at Hot Shred has decades of experience in the document shredding industry, and within this latest post, we’ll explain a little more about the important questions to consider when choosing a specialist.

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Tips for Choosing a Document Shredding Company

Your document shredding company will be responsible for maintaining the security of company data and ensuring that all documents are safely removed from circulation. Our team at Hot Shred has decades of experience as a leading document shredding firm, and in this latest post, we’ll present our tips for choosing a shredding company.

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Tips for Choosing a Document Shredding Company
 

Document destruction services

Tips for Using Document Destruction Services

Document destruction services can help to protect your company and your customer’s data against exposure. But it’s important to carefully choose the service to ensure that data is protected throughout the destruction process. In this new post, we’ll present our tips for choosing document destruction services.

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Tips for Using Document Destruction Services
 

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The Importance of Corporate Document Shredding

Corporate document shredding is now a critical safety consideration for the modern company. Our team at Hot Shred has helped thousands of firms schedule corporate document shredding for their teams and in this latest post, we’ll explain more about the value that corporate document shredding can bring to your business.

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The Importance of Corporate Document Shredding
 

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Why is Important to Shred Documents?

Many companies now employ a specialist service to shred documents. For those that are running a small business and don’t have a specialized shredding service, it’s important to consider the service’s value. And so within our latest post, we’ll explain why it’s so important to shred documents.

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Why is Important to Shred Documents?
 

Document destruction services

The Hard Disk Destruction Service and Its Benefits

The importance of data in the current marketplace cannot be over-estimated. It’s the currency on which much of the marketplace thrives. And so keeping this data secure and preventing it from entering the public domain is of significant importance. In this latest post, we’ll explore the benefits of the hard disk destruction service.

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The Hard Disk Destruction Service and Its Benefits
 

Document destruction services

Does Your Business Need Document Destruction Services?

The use of document destruction services is essential in today's workplace, as various laws in Texas protect a consumer's personal data from identity thieves. However, many businesses fail to shred confidential documents, which exposes consumers to unnecessary risks that can lead to identity theft. Laws such as HIPPA, FACTA, EEA, and GLB are designed to protect the information of consumers and failure to comply with these regulations can result in costly penalties.

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Does Your Business Need Document Destruction Services?