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Done with Old Electronics? How to Properly Dispose of Them Without Security Risks.
As technology continues to advance, it is important for businesses and individuals to properly dispose of their electronic devices. While going to a computer recycling company or shredding business can seem like a great way to dispose of your old electronics, there are a few things you should keep in mind beforehand to ensure that […]
February 9, 2023Read more »
It’s Data Privacy Week, Are You Really Secure?
The business world may be shifting its focus to the digital realm, but vigilant cybersecurity is only one aspect of data protection. In fact, Varonis reports that while hacking and malware attacks account for many data breaches, other breaches include much simpler methods including loss or theft of physical hard drives or files, human error, […]
January 24, 2023Read more »
Community Involvement: Where do You Stand?
Editors Note: This article was previously run in a 2018 NAIDNews publication. i-SIGMA decided that its information still proves accurate and relevant today, especially in light of Giving Tuesday. By: Gina Lentine of Legal Shred “How can I help?” From a young age, this phrase was one of the most natural thoughts. Valuing altruism and […]
November 28, 2022Read more »
Ask the Professionals About the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) (US companies)
Earlier this year, i-SIGMA hosted a webinar by guest presenter Daniel Risen, an Employee Benefits Advisor and Business Development Executive for OneDigital. Daniel shared with Members how to maximize the Cares Act Incentives via this webinar and a follow-up article in the iG Journal . You can access these here: Maximizing the Cares Act Incentives […]
November 10, 2022Read more »
Updates on the Morgan Stanley Data Breach
By now, most readers have most likely heard of the Morgan Stanley Data Breach incident. The latest $35M fine from the SEC, on top of the $128.2M Morgan Stanley has already shelled out, is due to the breach of personal data of 15 million customers appearing on hard drives at an auction where the data […]
October 28, 2022Read more »
I Know You’re in a Hurry but Before You Decide…
When hiring a typical service provider – a painter or carpet cleaner, for instance – it’s expected that you’ll have questions. How much will it cost? When can you be here? How long will it take? There are some services, however – like those where you entrust the vendor with regulated, personal information – where […]
June 9, 2022Read more »
The title of this blog may seem odd coming from a person who has spent the last 22 years promoting service provider certification. Please bear with me. As readers already know, the premise of Data Processor certifications has changed. Where once they simply provided a general reassurance that a reputable third party had signed off […]
May 25, 2022Read more »
Media Collection Containers, Key Control, & Custody
Secure data destruction service commonly provides clients with containers to accumulate paper or other media prior to destruction. And, while it is true that the containers are designed to protect the media from prying eyes and hands, they are not high security vaults, and clients or service providers losing sight of this put themselves at […]
May 11, 2022Read more »
If Certification is in Your Plans, Now is the Time!
First of all, it is important to remember that i-SIGMA is a non-profit trade association with a mission to improve market conditions for all its members, and the same was true of NAID and PRISM International before the merger. In its role as a member-owned organization, i-SIGMA provides a robust repertoire of member benefits, including […]
November 29, 2021Read more »
Data Subject Protections Continue to Drive New Privacy Laws
Quebec’s Bill 64 was passed unanimously becoming the most recent example of the continued conveyor belt of regulations inspired by the EU General Data Protection Directive that focuses on new Data Subject protections. Titled, “An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information”, the regulation was adopted unanimously, on the 21 […]
October 13, 2021Read more »