FileShred NewsThe Latest from Our Company & Our Industry

As a leading provider of commercial and residential shredding services in Hartford, Connecticut and the surrounding areas, FileShred is frequently posting our up-to-date company and industry news stories here on our blog. Explore the posts listed below to see what’s going on at FileShred and across the shredding services industry.




Charity Shredding Event is a Huge Success

October 12, 2017

When you’re a local business, that comes with a lot of responsibility. It’s important to support the people who have helped you over the years. That means helping your neighbors and those in need. FileShred recently had the opportunity to work with other local businesses for a good cause. And we couldn’t be happier. FileShred … Continue reading Charity Shredding Event is a Huge Success »

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Protect Your Identity with a Shredding Service

October 12, 2017

The recent Equifax hack was a wake-up call for many Americans. Personal info for millions of people was potentially compromised. This has led many to wonder what they need to do to stay safe. It seems like everyone is worried about their personal information. If you’re not, then you probably should be. There’s never been … Continue reading Protect Your Identity with a Shredding Service »

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Our Convenient Services Save Time Shredding Documents

August 22, 2017

Shredding documents holding sensitive information is an important part of preserving your data security. If you own a business, it’s even more important to ensure this data security for your customers. But if you generate a lot of paper documentation, it can be easy to accumulate too much quickly. It can also be easy to … Continue reading Our Convenient Services Save Time Shredding Documents »

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How Are We Going Green With Our Shredding Services?

August 10, 2017

From the home office to the professional production environment to the elementary classroom–wherever you look today, you’re likely to see paper or paper products. Businesses generate an especially large volume of paper waste, even in the current environment of digital data. In fact, as a whole, the United States uses around 80 million tons of … Continue reading How Are We Going Green With Our Shredding Services? »

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What Does HIPAA Really Say About Information Security?

August 4, 2017

HIPAA regulations require healthcare organizations to keep patient information secure and private, but what does this act really say about information security? The requirements, as written, are open to interpretation. HIPAA leaves a lot of the details up to the organization, with the understanding that covered entities will follow common sense rules when they put … Continue reading What Does HIPAA Really Say About Information Security? »

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Disposing Your Hard Drives the Secure Way

June 21, 2017

Technology plays a huge role in our lives. We use it to manage our paperwork, personal finances, businesses, and so much more. Imagine how much sensitive information our devices contain by the time we’ve finished using them. That’s why identity thieves view old hard drives as such an asset. Accessed by the wrong person, they … Continue reading Disposing Your Hard Drives the Secure Way »

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Document Disposal on Your Schedule

June 12, 2017

As light as a sheet of paper is, a drawer full of them can get heavy fast. If you have built up a large collection of old documents, you know how much space they can take up over time. That’s what makes it such a challenge to dispose of them the right way. Not only … Continue reading Document Disposal on Your Schedule »

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How to Choose the Best Document Shredding Services in CT

May 23, 2017

Identity theft affects everyone: both businesses and individuals. So now more than ever, it is important to shred all your documents before they are disposed of to prevent any of your private information from getting into the wrong hands. Having as much information as possible will help you choose the best and most secure shredding … Continue reading How to Choose the Best Document Shredding Services in CT »

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You’re Not Being as Safe as You Think

May 5, 2017

If you follow our blog regularly, you know that FileShred is proud to be NAID certified. NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) is an international associate that regulates the information destruction industry and upholds its standards and ethics. The association recently released a study containing findings surrounding around personal data extraction from devices. This study … Continue reading You’re Not Being as Safe as You Think »

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Is Your Company at Risk Due to Improper Document Shredding?

March 16, 2017

Most people don’t often think about information theft. They take security measures for their home, their car, their money, but it doesn’t usually occur to people to safeguard their sensitive data until they themselves experience a breach. Information theft, however, has been on the rise for several years, and this kind of thief is only … Continue reading Is Your Company at Risk Due to Improper Document Shredding? »

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Document Destruction Doesn’t Happen in Your Trashcan

March 2, 2017

A common thing victims of digital identity theft often say is, “But I deleted all my files!” This is concerning for us at FileShred for a number of reasons, the primary one being the reason for today’s PSA: deletion isn’t destruction. What many people don’t realize is that the almighty “delete” key actually doesn’t have … Continue reading Document Destruction Doesn’t Happen in Your Trashcan »

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Complying with HIPAA Policies in 2017

February 1, 2017

Last year saw a considerable amount of reinforcement efforts and resolution agreements from the Health and Human Services branch of HIPAA, as well as further compliance monitoring from OCR. This usually happens after a breach report is submitted, and 2016 saw its share. There was also a trend in higher settlements, though amount of affected … Continue reading Complying with HIPAA Policies in 2017 »

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FileShred Recieves NAID AAA Certification!

January 31, 2017

With more and more companies providing data destruction services throughout the country, the need for regulating the quality and security of these services increases as well. The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is an international trade association responsible for carefully monitoring and evaluating the performance and standards of ethics of information destruction companies. Our … Continue reading FileShred Recieves NAID AAA Certification! »

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The Shredding Industry & Paper Recycling

January 22, 2017

A common question we get at FileShred is “What happens to the paper after it’s shredded?” It’s an understandable query given the incredibly high volume of paper we shred through on a regular basis. Shredding paper obviously doesn’t make it disappear. We’re still left with the same amount of paper, which raises an environmental concern. … Continue reading The Shredding Industry & Paper Recycling »

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Benefit from Hard Drive Destruction in Hartford

January 12, 2017

The vast majority of businesses has gone digital. Gone are the days of having all your documents in a file cabinet or desk drawer. Because of this, many business owners think their information is much safer since it’s not on a tangible piece of paper. What they don’t know is that one computer hard drive … Continue reading Benefit from Hard Drive Destruction in Hartford »

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What Types of Documents Are Valuable to Identity Thieves?

December 8, 2016

Did you know that nearly 90% of identity thieves use sensitive information gained from print sources rather than those found online? Many people are surprised by this statistic, assuming that their personal info is move vulnerable on the Internet. However, in reality, thieves are much more likely to go through your recycling bin than your … Continue reading What Types of Documents Are Valuable to Identity Thieves? »

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11 Fun and Fascinating Facts About Paper Shredding

November 15, 2016

You might think that the task of paper shredding is a little like watching paint dry, but you’d be wrong. Document destruction not only has a fascinating history, but it is also essential to maintaining the safety and security of our nation, individual finances, and reputations. Here are a few interesting facts about the history … Continue reading 11 Fun and Fascinating Facts About Paper Shredding »

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5 Reasons You Can’t Afford NOT to Use a Document Shredding Service

September 29, 2016

You’ve got stacks of paper piling up in your office. Most of it is completely unnecessary, documents you’ll never look at again. A lot of it contains sensitive information that should be seen by no one’s eyes but your own. If you’re thinking about dumping it all into the recycling bin, think again. Unless you … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Can’t Afford NOT to Use a Document Shredding Service »

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Think You Know All About Identity Theft? These 4 Facts Will Shock You.

August 29, 2016

You’ve heard all kinds of stories about people who have had their identities stolen, but you never think it could happen to you. Well, you’d be surprised how easy it is for a thief to get ahold of your personal information and use it for their benefit. Before you can learn how to protect yourself, … Continue reading Think You Know All About Identity Theft? These 4 Facts Will Shock You. »

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Join Our Annual Shredding and Food Drive Event in September!

August 19, 2016

Join us on Saturday, September 17th from 9am – 12pm at 2 Bridgewater Rd in Farmington, CT for our annual shredding and food event. See all the details below!  

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To Shred or Not to Shred? A Beginner’s Guide to Safely Discarding Sensitive Information

August 3, 2016

Did you know that approximately 15 million U.S. residents have their identities used fraudulently each year? Identity theft is a real and growing threat. In fact, there is a one-in-33 chance that you will have your identity stolen in the next year. You may be doing everything you can to protect your sensitive information online, … Continue reading To Shred or Not to Shred? A Beginner’s Guide to Safely Discarding Sensitive Information »

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