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Dec 11, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Shred-it Announces Winner of 2015 Good Riddance Day Contest

 Shred-it International, along with partners the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, today announced that Maureen Dexter of...

Nov 16, 2015, 08:00 ET

Shred-it identifies new threats emerging from the changing office environment

New information security practices create opportunities and challenges for employees CINCINNATI, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - In recognition...

Nov 16, 2015, 06:47 ET

Lack of Responsibility Over Information Security Putting UK Businesses at Risk of Fraud

  - UK businesses risk huge financial losses as a result of fraud - 46% of SMEs do not have an employee responsible for data...

Sep 29, 2015, 04:00 ET
This infographic from Shred-it highlights why small businesses in the UK  are at risk of suffering a data security breach, the financial  impact to their businesses if a breach occurs, and what SMEs can do to mitigate these risks within the workplace (PRNewsFoto/Shred-it)

Human Error Remains a Big Risk for UK SMEs as Employers Fail to Train Staff on How to Avoid Data Breaches

- Human error biggest security risk for a quarter of UK's SMEs - Third of small business owners unaware of what constitutes...

Jun 24, 2015, 10:39 ET

Shred-it's 5th Annual Security Tracker Shows Canadian Small Businesses Ignore Information Security Threat

2015 information security survey shows growing awareness among c-suite executives, but ongoing complacency among small businesses TORONTO, June...

Jun 09, 2015, 05:22 ET
Shred-it’s latest Security Tracker infographic shows that SMEs are not taking action to protect their business from data security breaches, despite high levels of awareness. Over the past five years, awareness levels have consistently improved, however they are just not matching the rate at which SMEs are implementing adequate data security protocols. With the average data security breach now costing up to £115,000, SMEs need to put in place the correct data security protocols to protect their business.

UK Business Leaders Failing to Translate Information Security Awareness Into Action

- UK businesses have highest data security awareness levels since 2011 - SMEs lagging behind C-suites in implementing data security...

Dec 10, 2013, 07:30 ET

Shred-it Encourages IT Managers to Review Electronic Disposal Protocols

American IT departments' decisions could inadvertently put organizations at risk of an information security breach if they don't have sufficient...

Nov 26, 2013, 07:00 ET

Securing Confidential Information: the Future of Data Protection

Shred-it celebrates a quarter century committed to information security and looks ahead to its changing landscape The face of information...

Nov 01, 2013, 08:00 ET

Shred-it Promotes Fraud Prevention: Provides Tips for Protecting Information in Recognition of International Fraud Awareness Week

In recognition of International Fraud Awareness Week, taking place November 3-9, 2013, Shred-it – a world-leading information destruction...

Aug 22, 2013, 08:30 ET

Shred-it Shatters Second Guinness World Record for Most Paper Collected in 24 Hours

Shreds 168,147 pounds of Paper at Super Shred Day Event Shred-it, a world-leading information security company providing document...

Jun 18, 2013, 08:00 ET

Small Businesses in the Dark about Potential Impact of a Data Breach

 Many U.S. small businesses are taking a passive approach when it comes to protecting their data leaving themselves vulnerable to data loss and...

May 01, 2013, 09:00 ET

Shred-it Helps Businesses Stay Informed About Information Security Laws

 While many businesses are focused on the "new risk" – cybersecurity – remaining vigilant on all information security issues is...

Apr 16, 2013, 16:09 ET

Old data may create new risks for businesses

 When it comes to aging or obsolete hard drives and electronic devices, many companies may not be vigilant enough with information security...

Oct 17, 2012, 12:30 ET

Shred-it Recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month

 Shred-it, a world-leading information security company providing document destruction services, recognizes October as National Cyber Security...

Sep 14, 2012, 09:00 ET

Shred-it Acquires Super Shred Document Destruction

Acquisition enhances Shred-it's presence and scale in key Canadian markets OAKVILLE, ON, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Shred-it, the world-leading...

Jul 17, 2012, 09:03 ET

Shred-it Wins Bronze Stevie® Award for the 2012 American Business Awards (SM)

 Shred-it, a world-leading information security company providing document destruction services, was honored with a Bronze Stevie® Award...

Jul 10, 2012, 10:09 ET

Shred-it Shatters Guinness World Record for Most Paper Collected in 24 Hours

Shred-it, a world-leading information security company providing document destruction services, has received acknowledgement that is...

Jun 11, 2012, 08:30 ET

Small Businesses Underestimate Impact of Data Security; C-Suite Calls for Stricter Legislation

 Shred-it, a world-leading information security company providing document and data destruction services, commissioned an...

Jul 25, 2011, 08:00 ET

Shred-it Acquires Brink's Document Destruction

Shred-it, the world-leading information security company providing document destruction services, announced today that it has acquired the assets...

Jun 16, 2011, 09:00 ET

U.S. Small Businesses Recognize Risk of Security Breaches Within Organization

Shred-it, a world-leading information security company providing document destruction services, commissioned their "Information Security Tracker"...