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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.




Top 10 Reasons You Need Professional Document Shredding Services

April 18, 2018

You can’t be too careful when it comes to protecting your data in this day and age. It seems like there’s some kind of major security breach every day. With so many people in the world looking to steal your information, it makes it even more important not to get careless. One of the best … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons You Need Professional Document Shredding Services »

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Are Personal or In-Office Shredders Dangerous?

April 10, 2018

It’s no secret that small paper shredders are inefficient, but did you know that personal and in-office shredders can actually be incredibly dangerous? It’s true! These DIY shredders can present fire hazards that can put you, your business, and your employees at risk. We put together some examples of times when personal shredders have been … Continue reading Are Personal or In-Office Shredders Dangerous? »

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Professional Shredding Services Can Save Your Company

April 4, 2018

There are individuals out there that do nothing but try to steal information about your company, clients, and employees to make money. Ponemon Institute’s “2017 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Overview,” estimates that the odds of your company having a data breach are as high as 1 in 4. If your company doesn’t have … Continue reading Professional Shredding Services Can Save Your Company »

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Why Every Business Needs a Document Shredding Program

March 28, 2018

Why Every Business Needs a Document Shredding Program Document destruction should be part of every business’s normal operating procedures. The information you use every day has to be protected from unauthorized access. That includes your paper business records. You may think that the likelihood of someone coming into your office and stealing some of your … Continue reading Why Every Business Needs a Document Shredding Program »

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Join Us for Shred Day: Fight Back Against Fraud

March 21, 2018

Join Us for Shred Day: Fight Back Against Fraud According to the most recent findings from the American Bureau of Justice Statistics, cases of identity theft have continued to increase across the United States during the last five years. Let’s reduce our risk and shred those personal documents. The best way to protect your identity … Continue reading Join Us for Shred Day: Fight Back Against Fraud »

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Why Do I Need Document Shredding?

March 14, 2018

Why Do I Need Document Shredding? All paper documents, at some point, outlive their useful purpose. When you dispose of them, they need to be securely shredded. There are a number of reasons that holding onto paper documents for too long is a poor business practice. Your Information is at Risk Let’s face it. The … Continue reading Why Do I Need Document Shredding? »

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Shredding is Better Than Recycling

March 6, 2018

Shredding is Better Than Recycling Over 60% of all harvested trees are used to make paper and pulp. Paper usage in the average office is growing at 22% per year. 45% of every piece of paper that is printed in an office is thrown away the same day. Let’s face it; we use a lot … Continue reading Shredding is Better Than Recycling »

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7 Things to Ask a Shredding Service Before You Hire Them

February 26, 2018

7 Things to Ask a Shredding Service Before You Hire Them With the rise in identity theft and corporate espionage, it’s more important than ever for Connecticut residents and business to shred their documents before they throw them out. So how do you choose a document destruction company? Below, we’ve provided you with some simple … Continue reading 7 Things to Ask a Shredding Service Before You Hire Them »

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Outsourcing Document Shredding is a Good Business Decision

February 18, 2018

Outsourcing Document Shredding is a Good Business Decision It Saves Money Outsourcing your shredding needs to a mobile document destruction company is actually more cost effective than shredding your documents in-house with a personal shredder. When you take into consideration what you pay a member of your staff and the time it will take for … Continue reading Outsourcing Document Shredding is a Good Business Decision »

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Estate Shredding Services

February 9, 2018

Estate Shredding Services When you’ve been given the task to conclude an estate, that may include disposing of documents that are no longer needed. All estate documents earmarked for disposal need to be shredded. Losing a loved one is always a difficult time. It’s even more difficult when you’re left with the responsibility of taking … Continue reading Estate Shredding Services »

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How a Document Shredding Truck Works

February 2, 2018

How a Document Shredding Truck Works The mobile paper shredding truck is the tool that document destruction companies use to come to your Connecticut location to destroy your confidential files onsite. But before we can discuss how a paper shredding truck works, we have to talk about how the documents get there. For your documents … Continue reading How a Document Shredding Truck Works »

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Paperless Office-Not So Fast

January 25, 2018

Paperless Office-Not So Fast Document shredding services is an important service for every business in Connecticut! The paperless office is a goal but it is a long way off.  The actual use of paper is growing each year not decreasing here’s why. The average office employee uses 10,000 pieces of paper per year. The average … Continue reading Paperless Office-Not So Fast »

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Moving your Connecticut Office? It’s a Good Time to Shred!

January 18, 2018

Moving your Connecticut Office? It’s a Good Time to Shred! When you’re moving your office, it’s time to go through things and decide what to keep and what to move.  It doesn’t pay to move things you can get rid of now. Documents are one of those items that you can purge before you move. … Continue reading Moving your Connecticut Office? It’s a Good Time to Shred! »

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Shredding Helps Prevent Corporate Espionage

January 11, 2018

Shredding Helps Prevent Corporate Espionage Corporate espionage is on the rise. Help protect your business from becoming a victim with on-site document shredding services. Competing for business today is hard enough when you are on a level playing field. Don’t make it harder by letting your business’s trade secrets get into the wrong hands. Corporate … Continue reading Shredding Helps Prevent Corporate Espionage »

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On-site Document Shredding, It really exists!

January 4, 2018

On-site Document Shredding, It really exists! Many people are surprised to learn that there is a professional service that will come to your office or home to destroy your confidential documents. Well, there is such a service, and this is how it works. A truck that has been equipped with an industrial shredder arrives at … Continue reading On-site Document Shredding, It really exists! »

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Do You Have a Security Plan for Your Paper Documents?

December 31, 2017

Do You Have a Security Plan for Your Paper Documents? Even with today’s office technology and efforts to become paperless the use of paper in the average office continues to grow. So the need for a security policy for physical documents continues to be important. It might be even more important with the increasing threat … Continue reading Do You Have a Security Plan for Your Paper Documents? »

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Why It’s Important to Destroy Digital Data

December 22, 2017

Why It’s Important to Destroy Digital Data Before the digital age, businesses and households mainly focused on destroying paper documents to protect sensitive and confidential data. Many people still rely on shredding to get rid of their paper today. Presently, almost all companies still use shredding services, but data security has also expanded to computer … Continue reading Why It’s Important to Destroy Digital Data »

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The Wastebasket is Your Enemy; Professional Shredding Services are Your Friend

December 16, 2017

The Wastebasket is Your Enemy; Professional Shredding Services are Your Friend It’s normal to just put things in a wastebasket when you don’t need them anymore. However, with identity theft and data breaches, you have to be very conscious of what goes into the wastebasket now and forever. Look into your garbage can. If you … Continue reading The Wastebasket is Your Enemy; Professional Shredding Services are Your Friend »

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How to Make Room for the Holidays by Clearing Your Paper Clutter

December 5, 2017

How to Make Room for the Holidays by Clearing Your Paper Clutter The end of the year is a great time to clear out the clutter in your home. For many people, that means sorting through a lot of paper and documents that have accumulated over the course of the year. Take Back Your Home … Continue reading How to Make Room for the Holidays by Clearing Your Paper Clutter »

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How to use a shredder to clean a house

November 30, 2017

How to use a shredder to clean a house Hire Residential Shredding Services for a Neat, Organized Home Whether you are preparing to move, clearing part of your home for renovations, or just purging unwanted clutter in your house, residential shredding services are a safe, affordable way to dispose of sensitive documents. The Dangers of … Continue reading How to use a shredder to clean a house »

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Why You Should Secure Your Medical Records

November 21, 2017

Why You Should Secure Your Medical Records Better safe than sorry – being careless with patient records can lead to unpleasant consequences for health care providers. According to Ponemon Institute, the cost of each lost or stolen medical record with sensitive patient information averages at $141. What’s more, since late 2009, patient records of more … Continue reading Why You Should Secure Your Medical Records »

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Shredding vs Recycling

November 16, 2017

Shredding vs Recycling Recycling does not mean Secure Document Shredding Giving your confidential documents to a recycling company does not mean your private information is being handled and destroyed in a secure manner. The only true way to destroy private document with confidential information is to shred them.  Shredding companies do recycle all of the … Continue reading Shredding vs Recycling »

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Recycling Does Not Mean Secure Document Shredding

October 30, 2017

Recycling Does Not Mean Secure Document Shredding Giving your documents to a recycling company does not mean your private info is being handled and destroyed securely. The only true way to destroy private document with confidential info is to shred them. FileShred does recycle all of the paper we shred. So, you are helping the … Continue reading Recycling Does Not Mean Secure Document Shredding »

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Charity Shredding Event is a Huge Success

October 12, 2017

Charity Shredding Event is a Huge Success 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 … Continue reading Charity Shredding Event is a Huge Success »

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Protect Your Identity with a Shredding Service

October 12, 2017

Protect Your Identity with a Shredding Service 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 … Continue reading Protect Your Identity with a Shredding Service »

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Our Convenient Services Save Time Shredding Documents

August 22, 2017

Our Convenient Services Save Time Shredding Documents 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 … 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

How Are We Going Green With Our Shredding Services? 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, … 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

What Does HIPAA Really Say About Information Security? 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 … Continue reading What Does HIPAA Really Say About Information Security? »

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Disposing Your Hard Drives the Secure Way

June 21, 2017

Disposing Your Hard Drives the Secure Way 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 … Continue reading Disposing Your Hard Drives the Secure Way »

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Document Disposal on Your Schedule

June 12, 2017

Document Disposal on Your Schedule 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 … Continue reading Document Disposal on Your Schedule »

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How to Choose the Best Document Shredding Services in CT

May 23, 2017

How to Choose the Best Document Shredding Services in CT 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 … 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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