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This video will show you how to remove a hard drive from a computer. MicroShred offers on-site hard drive destruction, but the hard drives must first be removed from its casing.
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South Florida’s Leading Company for Secure Paper and Data Destruction
MicroShred, LLC offers several types of shredding services depending on your needs. We use highly trained, responsible and bonded service personnel to handle your confidential data. We also provide free estimates and a 30 day risk free trial for qualified companies interested in our mobile route services.
All destruction is done by our mobile shredding trucks. We will come to your home or place of business and shred your confidential material without interfering with your daily operations. You may, of course, witness the process at any time. The materials are destroyed beyond recognition, reconstruction and readability. No need to remove paper clips, staples, binder clips or other fasteners. We shred everything!
Upon completion, you are issued a Certificate of Destruction certifying the time and date your materials were destroyed. The obliterated material is then transported to our secured recycling facility. MicroShred recycles all of the paper that we’ve destroyed.
Fully Licensed, Bonded & Insured
We are members of NAID (The National Association for Information Destruction), an international trade association for companies providing information destruction services who sets national standards for data destruction. Our primary objective is to protect and safeguard your private information with the highest level of security and value in the market.
Trusted By Many Industries
Our diverse clientele includes government offices, schools, healthcare agencies, financial institutions, manufacturing companies and law offices. We have established these relationships by providing our clients with superior security, outstanding customer service and cost effective pricing. No matter the type of organization, or whether you need to comply with FACTA, HIPAA or Gramm-Leach-Bliley regulations, MicroShred is your answer for confidential shredding services.
Paper Shredding Regulations
- The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
MicroShred offers many secure shredding solutions for every confidentiality need:
On-Site Scheduled Routes – Daily, weekly, monthly and semi-monthly scheduled route services are available. With this program, several sizes of stylish and office-friendly bins are provided at no charge to easily store, lock and secure all sensitive materials designated for shredding.
Off-Site Document Destruction – While our core business is mobile/on-site document destruction, we will provide off-site shredding services at no extra charge when a client requests it. MicroShred’s customer service representatives will come to your location, collect the material designated for destruction and safely transport it to our facility to be destroyed immediately upon arrival.
Occasional Purge Program – For those requiring annual, one-time or occasional shredding service, we offer a specially priced purge program.
Excess or Rejected Inventory – Protect your company from possible ID theft by destroying inventory that is overstocked, damaged or outdated. Products such as CDs, DVDs, magnetic tapes/discs, audio/video tapes, films/microfiche, plastic ID cards, x-rays, uniforms, labels, pill bottles and any other medical or commercial products of plastics and light metals can be easily destroyed by our trucks.
Computer Hard Drive Destruction & Disposal – MicroShred’s shredding trucks are equipped with two independent powerful shredders, one for paper shredding and the other designed to destroy computer hard drives and related media. The shreds are kept uncontaminated by one another in separate compartments for recycling purposes. This allows both paper and hard drives to be shredded on the same service stop.
Financial Record Destruction – MicroShred can handle all your financial record shredding needs. Utilizing truck-mounted powerful industrial shredders, we provide a secure, convenient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly method to dispose of highly confidential documents. Our mobile units come to you and shred all sensitive material at your location, under your supervision.
Medical Record Destruction – Did you know that medical records are one of the primary targets for identity thieves? Thieves can steal your identity to get health services or insurance under your name. And just like your credit history, it’s important to keep track of your medical records, shredding any copies of them the second you’re done.
Legal Document Destruction – It’s a well established fact that attorneys who deal with their clients’ financial activities fall under the mandated provisions of the Financial Modernization Act of 1999 – better known as the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, or GLB. If your practice menu includes real estate closings, financial planning, or estate planning – or if you represent a client in any other financial area – you fall under GLB guidelines.
Posted on October 14th, 2013 No comments
Everything about our company is professional. MicroShred is 100% reliable and offers highly confidential document shredding services. Our customer’s security and safety is our number one priority and we want to protect them from any type of identity theft or fraud.
MicroShred offers a variety of services including the following: on-site & off-site document shredding, excess or rejected inventory destruction, computer hard drive destruction, financial record shredding, legal document destruction, medical data destruction, and paper recycling.
After each service visit, we provide customers with a Certificate of Destruction (COD). The COD includes the date of service and acts as proof that all confidential documents were destroyed beyond recognition and disposed of properly. Finally, MicroShred is environmentally friendly, as all the paper shreds are taken to a recycling center to be transformed into new material.
There are numerous reasons to choose MicroShred as your Miami paper shredding company. Our services will ensure your home and/or business is protected, so you can focus on what really matters.
Posted on October 3rd, 2013 No comments
It is important to protect your business from identity theft and fraud. MicroShred’s mobile shredding trucks will travel to any location in southern Florida and destroy confidential documents ranging from financial and legal records to computer hard drives.
Companies tend to have a greater need for shredding services. There is more of a chance for businesses to be affected by identity theft or fraud because of the significant number of confidential documents. Identity theft sets the government, American citizens, and businesses back by billions of dollars each year. From 2005 to 2010, 64.1% of these instances involved credit card fraud, the fastest growing type of identity theft.
The best option is to hire an experienced and professional company like MicroShred, the top paper shredding company in south Florida. Hiring MicroShred for your business will be a great investment and better prepare you for the future. MicroShred will provide you with enhanced security, consistent and reliable shredding practices and verified compliance with information protection regulations.
If you prefer off-site document destruction instead of shredding on-site, our mobile shredding trucks will travel to you to pick up your material to be destroyed. All of MicroShred’s trucks are secure and your materials will be carefully transported to our shredding facility to be destroyed immediately upon arrival. Finally, MicroShred is environmentally friendly as all the paper shreds are taken to a recycling center to be transformed into new material.
The following are the top confidential documents to shred:
- financial records
- payroll records
- legal documents
- account records
- medical records
- confidential correspondence
- tax records
- outdated business records
- invoices and cancelled checks
After each service visit, MicroShred will provide customers with a Certificate of Destruction (COD). Included on the COD is the date of the service and acts as proof that all the confidential documents were destroyed beyond recognition and disposed of properly.
MicroShred’s services will ensure your business is protected so that you can focus on what really matters.
Posted on August 6th, 2013 1 comment
What is GLBA?
Also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) was enacted in 1999 to protect private consumer information held by financial institutions. The GLBA requires banks to develop privacy notices and to provide customers with the option of prohibiting the sharing of their confidential information with non-affiliated third parties. On July 1, 2001, the Act was amended, requiring financial organizations to have a comprehensive, written information security program in place.
Who is affected by GLBA ?
The GLBA applies to virtually every business in the United States engaged in the “financial services” industry: institutions that provide financial products and services to consumers. This applies to all national banks and federal branches of foreign banks that are required to follow US banking regulations.
According to the Act, financial institutions are required to implement a comprehensive, written information security program that includes proper administrative, technical and physical safeguards, the nature of which are dependent upon the size and complexity of the organization. This requirement extends to any subsidiaries of the parent financial organization. The program must be designed to protect consumers’ non-public, personally-identifiable information by ensuring security and confidentiality of data, by preventing potential risks and threats to data, and by protecting against unauthorized access to or use of consumers’ private information.
When using service providers such as an outsourced document destruction company, financial institutions have a duty to safeguard their customers’ information while it is in the possession of the outsourced company. To adhere to this, the financial organization must use due diligence in selecting, managing and monitoring the service provider to ensure consumers’ private information is protected. This includes entering into contracts with a document destruction company when appropriate.
What is HIPAA?
Signed into federal law in 1996, HIPAA was created to combat fraud and abuse in the health insurance industry. The Act stipulates that all United States health care organizations must “maintain reasonable and appropriate, technical, and physical safeguards to prevent intentional or unintentional use or disclosure of protected health information.”
HIPAA protection attaches to all information relating “to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual, or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of healthcare.” Materials that would contain such protected information include patient histories, logs, notes, forms, billing and insurance information, and any other records containing personal information in the possession of healthcare providers.
Who is affected by HIPAA?
Regardless of size, all healthcare providers in the United States must have documented policies defining reasonable measures that are being taken to protect personal health information and ensure the organization is protecting against unauthorized access to personal information.
This includes all organizations or individuals who retain and/or collect health-related information, such as: hospitals, medical centers, insurance companies, billing centers, collection agencies, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, psychiatrists, psychologists and any other institutions or individuals responsible for personal health-related information.
What is FACTA?
Signed into law on December 4, 2003, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) is federal legislation aimed at the prevention and penalization of consumer fraud and identity theft. Administered by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the FACTA Disposal Rule has been in effect since June 1, 2005. The Disposal Rule puts in place requirements for proper document disposal and destruction, and recognizes the problems that can and do arise when private information is disposed of in an irresponsible manner.
Who is affected by FACTA?
FACTA applies to virtually all persons and businesses in the United States, mandating that “any person who maintains or otherwise possesses consumer information, or any compilation of consumer information, for a business purpose must properly dispose of such information by taking reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to or use of the information in connection with its disposal.”
Under FACTA, consumer information is defined as personal identifying materials which extend beyond just a person’s name, including:
- a social security number
- a driver’s license number
- a phone number or e-mail address
- a physical address
To comply with the FACTA Disposal Rule, businesses and individuals must take “reasonable measures” to ensure such information does not fall into the wrong hands. Reasonable measures include the “burning, pulverizing, or shredding” of paper documents, such as the contracting of a third-party engaged in the document destruction business to dispose of confidential information in a manner consistent with the Act.
Failure to abide by FACTA may result in stiff penalties. Victims are entitled to actual damages sustained due to incompliance; they may also seek statutory damages, and, in some cases, file class-action suits. Federal and state authorities are also empowered to bring legal enforcement actions against businesses that violate the Act.
MicroShred’s mobile destruction services bring confidential and secure shredding to you.
Our completely self-contained mobile shredding trucks will shred your documents at your home or place of business. Our trained security personnel shred your material without interfering with your daily operations. You may, of course, witness the shredding process at any time. The materials are destroyed beyond recognition, reconstruction and readability.
Upon completion, you are issued a Certificate of Destruction certifying the time and date your materials were destroyed. The obliterated material is then transported to our secured recycling facility. We offer a complete line of on-site shredding services with flexible scheduling options to meet your needs. All shredding is done by our mobile shredding trucks. No need to remove paper clips, staples, binder clips or other fasteners. We shred everything!
MicroShred offers many secure shredding solutions for every confidentiality need.
MicroShred specializes in the secure destruction of your confidential information and materials. We shred and destroy paper documents, computer hard drives, microfilm, microfiche, CD’s, tapes and X-Rays.
Upon completion, MicroShred recycles all of the paper, metals and plastics that we’ve destroyed. MicroShred is fully licensed, bonded and insured. We are members of NAID (The National Association for Information Destruction), an international trade association for companies providing information destruction services who sets national standards for data destruction. Our primary objective is to protect and safeguard your confidential information with the highest level of security and value in the market.
Whether it’s personal documents, a home based business, a small company with a few employees, or a large corporation with multiple locations and thousands of employees, you have sensitive material which, in the wrong hands, could damage or even cripple your business and reputation. If you keep records of various types, your company’s security could be breached if the materials are merely thrown in the garbage or viewed by the wrong people.
MicroShred is trusted by many industries throughout South Florida. Our diverse clientele includes government offices, schools, healthcare agencies, financial institutions, manufacturing companies and correctional facilities. We have established these relationships by providing our clients with superior security, outstanding customer service and cost effective pricing. No matter the type of organization, or whether you need to comply with FACTA, HIPAA or Gramm-Leach-Bliley regulations, MicroShred is your answer for confidential shredding services.