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Declutter Your Office and Protect Your Data With On-Site Shredding

Does your office feel like it’s shrinking? Are you constantly tripping over stacks of paper, struggling to find important documents, and wishing for a more organized workspace? You’re not alone. Many businesses face the challenge of document clutter, which can not only be frustrating but also pose security risks. This blog post will introduce you…

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Top 5 Surprising Documents You Should Shred for Data Security

We all know the importance of shredding sensitive documents like bank statements. However, it’s easy to overlook other potential security risks lurking in your files. This blog post will explore five surprising items that contain sensitive information and should be securely shredded to protect your company’s data and your clients’ privacy. From outdated contracts to…

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Streamline Security: Scheduled Shredding for Your Arizona Business

Running a business requires constant juggling. Between managing staff, finances, and day-to-day operations, keeping up with secure document disposal can easily fall by the wayside. This is where a scheduled shredding program becomes a game-changer. But wait, there’s more! Read along to discover how a scheduled shredding program can revolutionize your document security and free…

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AZ Employee Records? Secure Shredding Protects Your Business

As your Arizona business grows, so does the pile of employee records in your office. These records, filled with sensitive information, can become a liability if not handled properly. To protect your business from potential data breaches and stay compliant with state laws, secure disposal of these documents is crucial. In sunny Arizona, we take…

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The Rise of Ransomware: How Secure is Your Data?

Did you know? Ransomware attacks have skyrocketed by 148% since the rise of remote work (Varonis). That means the data on your computer, phone, or even within your company’s network is at greater risk than ever before. This digital extortion tactic involves hackers locking or encrypting your files, essentially holding them hostage until you pay…

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Protecting Your Privacy in the Digital Age

Shredding paper isn’t enough anymore. Think your data is safe just because you toss old documents? In the scope of today’s business realm, information flows freely, and threats lurk online. From medical records to social media, our digital footprint grows with every click, making us vulnerable to cyberattacks and data breaches. This article explores the…

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Residential Shredding: Guarding Privacy, Saving Space, Going Green

The convenience of technology can sometimes blind us to the risks at home, specifically the threat of identity theft hidden in our piles of unattended paperwork. These may include old tax documents, bank statements, or other personal and sensitive information. The answer to this growing problem isn’t simply discarding these papers or wrestling with a…

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Why Use a NAID AAA-Certified Shredding Service?

Handling personal data such as financial and medical records or sensitive business information, always requires careful attention. For the safe disposal of confidential documents, many organizations in Arizona are now turning to services certified by NAID-AAA for their data protection requirements. In this blog post, we’ll delve into why businesses in Arizona should consider local…

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Mobile Shredding Trucks: How Do They Work?

Getting rid of old papers can be a headache, especially if they contain sensitive information. But what if a truck could come to you and shred those papers in minutes? That’s exactly what mobile shredding trucks do. Let’s find out more about these special trucks and how they keep your information safe. What Are Mobile…

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Five Effective Shredding Strategies for Enhanced Security Over the Holidays

As we inch closer to the holiday season, filled with joy, laughter, and festivities, it’s also a time when our personal and financial security can be most vulnerable. One of the most effective ways to protect ourselves is by shredding sensitive documents. Here are five shredding strategies to help you stay secure through the holidays….

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The Crucial Role of Electronic Media Destruction

Every hard drive eventually reaches a point where it is no longer needed, there is a technology upgrade, or it stops working as intended. When this time comes, electronic media destruction is the next step for your old hard drive. This article gives you insight on the process, and highlights just how important electronic media…

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Is One-Time Shredding or Scheduled Shredding Better For You?

With so many service options to choose from when it comes to document disposal, businesses should take time to consider if one-time shredding or scheduled shredding is the right fit for them. Although both services offer security, confidentiality, and integrity of sensitive business information, it’s important to consider your own unique document destruction needs. Some…

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How Document Destruction Safeguards Your Future

Protecting confidential information is crucial, whether it’s personal or professional. Document destruction services provided by professionals like us at A-1 Shredding specialize in providing confidential, secure, and convenient options to your residence or office. This blog post delves into the importance of shredding documents, the various methods available, the legal aspects surrounding it, and its…

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What Do Shredding Companies Do With The Paper?

Understanding The Shredding Process Shredding companies, like A-1 Shredding, play a crucial role in securing sensitive documents’ disposal. These companies offer professional, efficient, and confidential document destruction services. They provide regularly scheduled maintenance services and one-time bulk destruction to ensure premium protection for your information.   The process involves shredding paper into tiny, unreadable pieces, making…

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Vacation Security: Keeping Your Data Safe While You Unwind

Vacations are a time to relax, recharge, and create lasting memories. However, it’s crucial not to let your guard down regarding data protection. Identity theft and other cybercrimes can happen even while enjoying your well-deserved break. This blog discusses essential steps to keep your data safe while you unwind and ensure your vacation remains stress-free….

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Shred Your Documents for a Better Tomorrow: The Benefits of Document Shredding Services

Do you know how to protect your confidential and sensitive documents? Document shredding services offer a secure way to destroy documents, ensuring the information cannot be accessed or misused. With advancements in technology and data breaches becoming more frequent, it is increasingly important for individuals and businesses to use document shredding services as part of their…

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Protect Your Business With On-Site Document Shredding

On-site shredding is the most secure and reliable document destruction method. This service provides an extra layer of protection for your documents as they are destroyed without ever leaving your premises. On-site shredding also ensures you don’t have to worry about transporting sensitive information to an off-site location. Additionally, it gives you the added benefit of…

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Why Electronic Media Destruction is Key to Data Protection

Data security is a critical component of any business, large or small. As technology advances and the volume of digital data increases exponentially, proper management and disposal of electronic media become more important than ever. Organizations must ensure that their data remains secure throughout its lifecycle; this includes securely disposing of obsolete computers, hard drives,…

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5 Questions to Ask a Shredding Company Before Making Your Decision

When it comes to choosing the right shredding service provider, there are many important factors to consider. From security and reliability to cost efficiency, you need to make sure that you’re selecting a provider who is the best fit for your needs. To help you in this process, we’ve put together five questions that can help…

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5 Interesting Facts About Secure Mobile Shredding

Secure mobile shredding is a great way to protect your business from identity theft, data breaches, and other security threats. By securely disposing of confidential documents, you can ensure that any sensitive information remains protected. Mobile shredding services are becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience and cost-effectiveness. However, there is still a lot more…

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Recycling vs Shredding: Which One To Choose?

Many people must be aware of the difference between recycling and shredding. Some believe the two processes are identical, but this is not the case. It would help if you were mindful of several critical differences between recycling and shredding, as they could save you time, money, and the risk of identity theft. Here are…

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Business Shredding: All You Need to Know

As a business owner, you understand the importance of protecting your company’s confidential information. Whether it’s customer data, financial records, or employee files, you know this information must be kept safe from prying eyes. One of the best ways to ensure the security of your sensitive data is to invest in business shredding services. What…

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3 Reasons Why Residential Shredding is Necessary

There are still many vital documents that are sent through the mail every day, including credit card offers, banking statements, and more. If these items are thrown in the trash, it becomes straightforward for someone to steal this sensitive information. A professional residential shredding service like A-1 Shredding Arizona can help you destroy all sensitive…

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The 5 Advantages of Drop-Off Shredding Service in Phoenix

To the average person, having your records shredded might be a little intimidating at first thought. Who would comfortably want to give a stranger access to their private information? You might not be aware of it, but drop-off shredding has a lot of advantages. In this article, we will initially talk explain how drop-off shredding…

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5 Great Reasons To Hire Professionals To Do The Shredding

When it comes to protecting your company’s privacy and security, there is no room for error. That is why hiring expert shredding services is such an important step. Here are five compelling reasons to delegate this critical task to professionals: 1.  Hiring a Professional Service Allows Your Company to Maintain Productivity When you engage in…

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5 Signs You Might Need an On-site Paper Shredding Partner

If your business handles sensitive documents on a regular basis, you know how important it is to keep them secure. One of the best ways to do this is to shred them when they’re no longer needed. But what if you don’t have the time or resources to do this yourself? That’s where an on-site…

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The 3 Main Benefits of an On-Site Shredding Service

With identity theft and other cybersecurity threats becoming a growing worry for many, protecting sensitive data has become a priority. While there are other methods for protecting critical company information, document destruction is one of the most cost-effective and efficient. However, several document destruction services are available, and choosing the right one is critical. For…

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The Importance of Hard Drive and Electronic Media Destruction

While there is a lot of focus these days on how you handle sensitive paper documents, the secure disposal of your electronic files is just as important. One tape or disc can hold thousands of records containing sensitive information, posing a significant risk to your business in the case that this electronic media falls into…

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Three Reasons Why Off-Site Shredding Is Beneficial

Off-site shredding is a secure way for a reputed shredding firm to provide a lockable container for companies to preserve confidential papers. The shredder then transports the safe container off-site. After that, the documents are destroyed. The company will be issued a Certificate of Destruction and the assurance that its sensitive information is no longer…

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The Significance of Electronic Media Destruction

For decades, improper electronic media disposal has caused problems for businesses and people. Digital information is one of the most valuable assets and the most frequently targeted data in any security incident. Personal information about workers and customers, as well as vital operational and financial papers, can provide a big return to a hacker or…

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How Document Shredding Can Prevent Identity Theft

Did you know it’s legal to dig into junk and look for emails containing bank statements, credit cards, and other valuable personal information? It is a well-known method of collecting evidence by the police and is also a commonly used method for criminals. If you throw something in the garbage or put it on the…

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Document Shredding for Your Business

Companies that deal with sensitive information daily are not enough to store essential files in a secure storage facility. Document accumulation in an office environment often leads to countless problems that can be solved with the simple solution of document shredding. Reasons why document shredding is so important Let’s take a brief look at why…

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Advantages To Using Shredding Services

Paper shredding has become a vital service to businesses of all sizes as it provides protection for sensitive information about your business or your clients. Now, if your company needs to shred things on a regular basis, then the type of shredding service you need is one called Scheduled Shredding, which allows you to schedule…

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Advantages of a One-Time Purge Service for Your Workplace

Those of you who spend most of the time at the office know how much paperwork builds up over time. Unfortunately with all of this paper accumulation, desks become cluttered and messy fairly quickly, if you let organizing and sorting through these records slip by the wayside. Why is a cluttered desk such a concern?…

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Choosing a Hard Drive Destruction Provider: What to Look for

Any organization deals with a significant amount of data every day, no matter their industry specialization. In the majority of cases, whether the data is derived from paper documents or is generated digitally, it involves sensitive information about customers or the company.  These particular matters need to remain protected and secure to stop the risks…

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Why Companies Depend on Paper Shredding Services

Many, if not all company’s deal with documents containing sensitive information, and after a certain amount of time, they will no longer need them. Well, what happens to them after they are no longer helpful? Just throw them away? If that happens, the information on those documents could be used for fraudulent purposes, which could…

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Why Businesses Rely On Paper Shredding Services

There are different threats that businesses need to protect against if they want to ensure that confidential information stays private and out of the wrong hands. So how do you protect your information? With paper shredding services, every kind of business can easily protect themselves and their clients’ information. What is paper shredding? Why are…

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4 Commonly Forgotten Documents That Need To Be Shredded

If last year showed us anything; it proved how inconsistent and surprising life can be. One thing that should remain consistent in life, however, is shredding your documents. This blog is going to serve as a reminder that document destruction is still important because there are still people out there who want to take advantage…

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Reasons You Should Consider Residential Shredding

There are many benefits of residential shredding when working remotely. For those of you who do not work at home, shredding paper can take a few hours or all day depending on the size of the documents. It is an important part of the process of identity theft prevention and required by law. These days,…

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Keep Your Remote Work Safe With These Tips

Working remotely can pose a few unexpected challenges. Maybe your internet connection is unreliable (usually during the most inopportune times) or perhaps you have the distractions of kids or pets to deal with. Whatever the case may be, one factor you have to consider when working from home is what to do with any work-related…

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How to Get Purge Shredding Without Leaving Home

Looking after your information is important, but admittedly, it’s tempting to put it off just because of the sheer amount of work required to do it correctly. After all, if you fail to safely shred your old ones, the work that you do put in becomes largely worthless, so why bother to begin with? We’re…

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Essential Advice to Keep Your Taxes Secure

With April 15th – Tax Day – fast approaching, many of us are either starting or preparing to start filing our tax returns. The process of completing taxes alone can be stressful, but for many folks, the stress continues well after the returns are on their way to the government. Your tax returns contain some…

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3 Ways to Protect Your Business From Disaster

Security has traditionally been overlooked in business planning. In fact, as of a 2020 risk assessment, 73% of security budgets are either staying the same or being reduced in the coming year. It’s easy to get complacent about the security of your business if nothing happens. You might feel you’re being overly paranoid, or that…

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5 Rookie Mistakes That A Scheduled Shredding Service Can Fix

Running a business is challenging, even for seasoned entrepreneurs. There are plenty of mistakes you can make that won’t become apparent to you until it’s too late to fix them without a lot of time and effort. These mistakes happen as a result of not paying close attention to the fine details (which is easy…

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What Santa Can Teach You About Hard Drive Shredding

  When it comes to the holiday season, there are two diametrically opposed ways to view it. The first is with the childlike, wide-eyed innocence of youth, delighting in the songs and decorations that only show up during this specific time of year. The second is tempered by the knowledge that comes from growing up,…

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A-1 Shredding Sold to Assured Document Destruction, Inc

GLENDALE, AZ, December 7, 2020 – Assured Document Destruction, Inc. is pleased to announce their purchase of A-1 Shredding. Established in 2000, Assured Document Destruction provides comprehensive mobile document and hard drive shredding services throughout Arizona and Las Vegas. You can continue to expect the same high-quality shredding services that you’ve experienced at your previous appointments….

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The 3 Most Important Elements of Document Destruction

When it comes to the destruction of old documents or files, it’s easy to assume that one provider is just as good as another. After all, it’s just shredding, so there can’t possibly be that much variation, right? We’re here to tell you: there’s more to it than meets the eye. There are several elements…

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Remote Workers, Beware These Scam Tricks Disguised as Treats

Most remote workers have been doing so for long enough that they and their company have reputable systems in place for keeping company information private. They may employ a document shredding service for physical papers and may have set up a robust digital defense. Even with all these precautions, remote workers should be more aware…

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3 Reasons Why You’ll Love Residential Shredding

Every day, we bring valuable information into our homes. Whether it’s contained on a throwaway piece of junk mail or a child’s report card, our information is still valuable. That value doesn’t go away after it’s discarded in the trash, which is why dumpster diving is still a concern, even in 2020. However, that presents…

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5 Signs It’s Time to Call a Purge Shredding Service

Before we can dive into whether or not you’d benefit from a purge shredding day, it can be helpful to first define what we mean by purge shredding. Unlike a scheduled paper shredding, regardless of whether it’s done in a mobile truck or at a secure facility, purge shredding is usually only requested (or required)…

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Looking Forward to Transitioning Back With a Document Destruction Service

Many businesses and their employees are still working remotely, but as the country looks forward to a return to offices, it’s important to begin planning for the transition. Certainly, each company’s policies will be unique to that particular business, but there are plenty of challenges that will need to be addressed. One such example is…

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5 Quick, Simple Tricks to Make Organizing Papers a Snap

Reports, meeting notes, client records, and more: they pile up slowly but steadily. If you’re working in a small space, you already know that every inch of space counts, for both you and your coworkers. It might feel like you’re about to get buried under a mess of loose documents, but with a little planning,…

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9 Essential Tips for Working from Home

For many of us, the next few months look a bit like a strange new world. We rely on the news of the day for guidance and, for the first time, we may not have a clear idea of what we’ll be doing next week. Add onto that the challenge of working from home, and…

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COVID-19 Announcement – Status Update

To our valued customers: we are remaining strong, dedicated to supporting our people and our community and we are taking the necessary precautions to keep our customers and staff safe. We would like to let you know that: We will remain open for business at this time. We plan to continue our operations for as…

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3 Easy Ways to Safeguard Customer Data

From Walgreen’s mobile app to MGM Resorts and Clearview AI, the first few months of 2020 have been marked by a rash of data breaches. Given that last week was National Consumer Protection Week, we’ve decided it would be a good idea to quickly review some easy and effective strategies you can implement today to…

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Digital Cobwebs: Why You Need to Clean Your Computer Right Now

You wouldn’t work in an office that had cobwebs draping from every corner or a thick layer of dust on every horizontal surface. So why are you working from a computer that’s bogged down with tons of junk? If your computer’s been a little laggy, or you’ve noticed that it’s hard to find the files…

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Do You Know How to Keep Your Home Office Secure in 2020?

In 2016, around 43% of American workers occasionally did their business from home. As of 2018, it was estimated that, worldwide, 70% of employees worked remotely at least once a week. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an independent contractor, a freelancer, or an office employee, chances are good that you have a small home office area….

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How to Identify Signs of Fraud in Your Business

As a document destruction provider, we have a keen understanding of the importance of information protection for both physical and digital documents. It only takes three pieces of information – a name, address, and date of birth – to infiltrate most private accounts. When you regularly handle the personal details of clients, customers, and employees,…

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10 Benefits of Paper Shredding You Should Know About

Despite society’s impressive advances in technology, industries like education, law, and finance still rely heavily on printed documents. In fact, a single lawyer can generate up to 20,000 printed pages annually. Many of these papers contain sensitive or private information, such as client account details or confidential office information. These pages shouldn’t be disposed of…

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Selecting a Trusted Shredding Company: What You Should Know

Businesses have loads of responsibilities on their plate from processes to regulations, to budget preparation and servicing their customers and employees properly. One process, however, that’s important to not let go by the wayside, is internal security efforts. In fact, every company in the Glendale region should be making a conscious effort to improve their…

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Employee Errors that Could Contribute to Data Breach: Familiarize Yourself

Falling for a Phishing Scam:  This scam occurs when an employee receives and opens an email from a suspicious sender whose goal is to draw that individual into downloading malicious files or to visit a forbidden link. Misplacing a Laptop: Work laptops are generally full of sensitive information about marketing plans, budgets, customers, financial details, pricing, etc….

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