NAID AAA Employee Requirements | Secure Shredding Services

Secure Shredding Services

In today’s world, no-one can be too careful about the destruction and disposal of sensitive information. The sad truth is that it is all too easy for a stranger to rifle through your garbage bins and obtain documents that contain highly personal information, such as bank account numbers, passwords, credit card numbers and other identifying information.

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To make matters even more complex, we live in an age where a lot of this sensitive information is also retained on computers. This means that whenever a computer is upgraded, sold, or thrown away, the hard disks that contain the personal information are vulnerable to being stolen. Without proper destruction, the personal information on those hard disks can be retrieved intact in many cases through the use of special software.

Every year in the United States, around 15 million people have their identities stolen. This results in huge financial losses for those people involved and causes fear to spread throughout communities. This is exactly why we recommend that everyone ensure that their most sensitive information is shredded or otherwise destroyed.

We are proud to have been the first document destruction company in Alaska to receive NAID Certification. What this means is that we adhere to all processes and procedures outlined by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) to ensure that our destruction services meet strict information disposal standards.

NAID AAA certification also means that all of our employees have met strict employment screening processes to ensure that they can be trusted to handle your very personal and sensitive information. We don’t employ anyone with a criminal record; all of our staff follow stringent security protocols; personal documents and hard drives are only accessed by authorized personnel at any given time; and all of our employees follow strict chain of custody procedures when handling personal materials.

You Can’t Be Too Careful With Your Personal Information!

Choosing us to destroy your documents or your hard drives means that you can rest easy in the knowledge that we are NAID AAA certified, and that our employees are as careful as possible with your personal information. Choosing us also means that you are at far less risk of identity theft, financial loss, or having any of your personal information stolen.

We take pride in the fact that we not only offer our customers a way to simply walk in to our secure facility and have their documents shredded, but that we also maintain a fleet of trucks that can travel to any location in Southcentral Alaska and shred documents on-site. We think that you’ll be more than happy with the security and shredding services that we offer.

For more information on what we shred and what types of documents you really should have shredded and destroyed, click here

Shred Alaska provides on-site shredding services, walk-in retail shredding, one-time file purge services and fully monitored hard drive destruction. Shred Alaska is here to partner with you to ensure your Data Storage Records Disposal is where it needs to be!

Cook Inlet Housing Authority Client of the Month – September 2016

Cook Inlet Housing Authority

Cook Inlet Housing Authority

Proud to announce Cook Inlet Housing Authority Client of the Month September, 2016!

An exceptional organization that empowers community and people to create the best of what Alaska community has to offer, our neighborhoods! Cook Inlet Housing provides affordable opportunities for individuals and families to secure home ownership or rentals. The cornerstone of their core values are set in compassion, innovation, honesty and accountability. All qualities that support the vision of Shred Alaska and our document destruction services as well.

We are excited to share in an ongoing project spotlighted in recent months in the the ADN. Cook Inlet Housing Authority, broke ground in July on a $10million three-story residential and commercial building. Read the store here.  They are developing this property in a portion of Spenard that has been scattered with derelict buildings for years. We are so excited to see this new 33 one-bedroom apartment building being erected. This property will provide 36th and Spenard with a new “gateway” neighborhood to revive the area.

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Their slogan of “Promoting Independence Through Housing” is evident in the work they do. With Alaska Family Rental Properties, Senior Rental Properties, and various Homes For Sale you’re sure to see their contribution to housing all over Anchorage. CIHA also provides great community and volunteer opportunities through their Resident Engagement programs that include computer labs, libraries, daily transport support, and senior lunch programs.

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Check a Recent Trees Saved and Energy Saved Project!

Cook Inlet Housing Authority is a superb example of how to live and love Alaska! They also understand the importance of continuing to hold their operations to the highest level of security and accountability. It is for this reason that CIHA has chosen to partner with Shred Alaska and we are grateful for this ongoing partnership. Their commitment to protecting residents sensitive documents and recycling that waste is seen throughout their organization! We appreciate their ongoing commitment to Alaska recycling efforts!

The graphic below represents a large one-time purge service that was needed by CIHA. Shred Alaska hauled it all up, staged it, shredded it, and recycled all materials.  They simply stickered the boxes that were ready with our “to be destroyed” sticker (free) and we handled the rest!  

cook inlet housing authorityA special thanks to this amazing Alaskan non-profit organization for allowing Shred Alaska, Inc. to work side by side to ensure that we are honoring the residents of Alaska, our community and neighborhoods as well as our environment.

Does Your Non-Profit Organization Need Alaska Commercial Paper Shredding?

If you are an Alaskan non-profit organization, such as Cook Inlet Housing Authority and need shred bins for your office, or need a one-time purge service of stored documents, contact Shred Alaska today to set up an initial consultation. Check out our A+ Better Business Bureau Alaska rating,our recycling stats! Shred Alaska is a premier document destruction service that is NAID certified.

Shred Alaska also offers one-time purge services for organizations storing boxes and files that need to be destroyed. We offer an easy and effective way to purge unwanted files. Our document destruction services, protects your patients from any security exposures in a regulated and efficient manner. Contact us today for an on-site quote.

Come partner with Shred Alaska and Read more about this our client that is making dreams come true! Visit their site at cookinlethousing.org or like their page on facebook!

 

 

Guide to Household Document Shredding

Household Document Shredding

Retail (Walk-In) Shredding provides individuals and small businesses convenient drop off service. Here’s a quick Guide to household document shredding and a few items that you may not have thought about when shredding household items.

Pick up your FREE nylon shred bag to take home to collect these items. When it’s full, bring it back and we will shred your documents while you wait.

Retail (Walk-In) Shredding Hours
Monday – Thursday 1pm to 6pm ; Friday – 10am to 4pm
Location: 801 East 82nd Ave #B1


Shred Alaska provides on-site shredding services, walk-in retail shredding, one-time file purge services and fully monitored hard drive destruction. Shred Alaska is here to partner with you to ensure your Data Storage Records Disposal is where it needs to be!

Schedule Your Fall Office Clean Out | Alaska Document Shredding Services

Alaska Document Shredding Services

As we enjoy the last few days of summer in Alaska, as school is back in session, most people are getting back in the office swing of things. This is an ideal time to schedule a fall office clean with Alaska Document Shredding Services, to de-clutter and reorganize. Whether it’s your home office or your business space a few tips to get you going are below:

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Organize Paper Files – Go through the paper documents that could be piling up on your desk or in the file room. Ensure that confidential information is filed and paperwork that is no longer needed is shredded and recycled. Utilizing a locking bin, or a shred bag provided by Shred Alaska is an idea way to store your shredding documents until you are ready to purge them.

Check Stored File Boxes – Don’t let those banker boxes in the corner of your office continue to take up unnecessary space. Determine if they are still required for storage, and if not request a one-time purge service. If they are still required to store, organize boxes according to date and clearly mark the date of destruction on each box. This will make for a more seamless fall office clean out next year.

Destroy Old Mail – As tempting as it is to just toss that junk mail in the trash, don’t! Throw it in the shred bin or bag and save it for complete destruction. You may be saving a minimal amount of time, but you are doing so at great risk to your companies identity and confidential information.

Old Computers and Equipment – Utilizing a recycling service for your old computer equipment is a great idea. However, pull out the hard drive before sending it on it’s way. Shred Alaska can provide you with documented hard drive destruction.

De-Clutter – The simple task of de-cluttering and organizing your work space helps to identify what needs to stay and what can go. This can also help you in maintaining your companies clean desk policy.

Shred Alaska provides on-site shredding services, walk-in retail shredding, one-time file purge services and fully monitored hard drive destruction. Shred Alaska is here to partner with you to ensure your Data Storage Records Disposal is where it needs to be!

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Shred Alaska August 29th

Shred Alaska August 29th

 Shred Alaska August 29th
Our entire facility will be closed on Monday August 29th, 2016 – for annual shredder/equipment maintenance, and training. Our phones and emails will not be staffed that day, our retail will be closed, and our trucks will not be on route. Please feel free to send over an email and we will get back with you on Tuesday! info@shredalaska.com

FREE Shred Event Northrim Bank

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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED WITH OUR FREE SHRED Event PROVIDED BY Northrim Bank

The event was held on Anchorage August 18th 2pm-6pm at Northrim Building 3111 C Street Anchorage, Alaska

Results of our event went further than just protecting our Anchorage community against identity theft, we also had more earth friendly impacts as well! Check out our recycle and energy stats saved below:

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Northrim Bank is partnered with Shred Alaska, Inc. for their seventh FREE Shred Event! Any single individual or business entity was able to bring up to a maximum of 150 pounds (about five banker boxes) of documents to be destroyed with on-site shredding!

The event occurred On Thursday, August 18,2016 from 2pm-6pm at the Northrim Bank Building 3111 C Street Anchorage, Alaska and had over 350 cars/patrons attended! What a great turnout Anchorage!

Take a look at some of our candid shots of the event!

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For questions for Northrim Bank Please Contact: Jenna Deason Public Relations Coordinator 907-261-3519 or  jenna.deason@nrim.com.com


Shred Alaska is a premier document destruction service located in Anchorage Alaska. They offer premium document destruction services for commercial paper shredding, walk-in (retail) shredding, hard drive destruction as well as one-time file purge services. Shred Alaska provides secure document destruction of all of you sensitive documents.

Shred Alaska contributes to Alaska recycling efforts by recycling all of the shredded material that is deemed appropriate for recycle. Shred Alaska is your number one resource when searching for places to shred paper in Anchorage Alaska!

Not sure what you can shred or will it shred? Check out what you can shred for more information. Need a place to shred paper? Just stop in during our convenient walk-in destruction service for our easy retail drop in location. We will shred your materials as you watch, or take a shred bag home and fill it up for an even more convenient shredding option.

Interested in hosting your own FREE Shred Event for your customers? Contact Shred Alaska 907-929-1154 today to inquire about how to set up a great opportunity to connect with your customers while providing a valuable service.

Biggest Risk For Information Theft in Alaska

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Your employees are your front-line in protection against information theft, but they might also be your biggest risk.
There are many ways to keep your information safe and it all starts with your employees and how they handle information.
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Information Storage

Depending on how your files are handled, some or all of your employees may have access to personal information for you, your clients, and your other employees.Proper document storage, both hard copy files and electronic copies, is one of the best ways to ensure only the right people have access to private information.Asking your IT department to lock down server access, or certain folders on a server, can help keep employees from accidentally stumbling upon private files.Locked filing cabinets, offices, and secure shred bins – as well as implementing a “Clean Desk Policy” will keep human resources and accounting information safe from unnecessary or unauthorized access.

If you have stored documents that are no longer needed, Shred Alaska offers a one-time purge service that can handle that exposure.

Know Your Employees

It would be great if we could hire the people we knew and trusted but working with friends and family doesn’t always work. Having a thorough non-disclosure policy, a clean desk policy and a regular training program is a good rule of thumb to have in place with all employees who may have access to information.

Federal laws regarding protection of customers and employees confidential information include the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Courts are prepared for holding employers liable for losses of their employees’ confidential information, even in the absence of a specific law requiring them to protect it.

Avoid Temps (If Possible)

One of the most nerve-wracking things about administrative work is that it is often done by temps! Allowing temp employees to file documents that may contain personal or financial information can be a risky practice. Getting temps from a reputable company that does their own background checking helps, but if you can avoid it, never leave them alone with files they can use to compromise any identifying or bank information. It’s unfortunate that trust isn’t something we can give freely, but in a day and age when information theft is so common, it is your responsibility to keep trusted information safe any way you can.

 

Contact us today to see how we can help with your information security needs.

Shred Alaska provides on-site shredding services, walk-in retail shredding, one-time file purge services and fully monitored hard drive destruction. Shred Alaska is here to partner with you to ensure your Data Storage Records Disposal is where it needs to be!

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Shred Alaska; Our Values

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Our values reflect our beliefs that people matter and can do great things when inspired.

Values-Based Transformation

Through the years, the Shred Alaska culture has undergone a values-based transformation to help our employees perform without constant supervision. Today, our employees are our core assets, who have helped the organization achieve the highest levels of performance.  All our processes—ranging from order management to service delivery—are aligned with meaningful values that are profound to our employees, who believe that they matter, and their actions are important.  Our organizational strategy is also aligned with values that are meaningful to our customers.

Reflected in all Levels of Our Operations

Our values are incorporated into the operating procedures, including the day-to-day activities of everyone ranging from the shop floor to executive leadership. Values are tied to metrics, and scorecards show how these metrics have become the most important indicators of performance. Our leadership has a shared vision, based on values and reinforced by rewards. We take pride in our culture, where everyone feels respected and valued.

Customer-Centric Culture

Our culture is also customer-centric, and each employee understands how much our customers depend on the quality of our services. By creating the right conditions for high performance, the Shred Alaska culture makes our employees thrive and flourish in the resulting environment. Our employees feel valued and pass on the happiness to our customers. Our corporate culture also helps us make high-quality decisions. Our front-line employees, for instance, are empowered with the tools and knowledge to deal with customer queries and issues immediately without having to consult with the manager.

Performance Metrics

At Shred Alaska, we use a simple values-based performance metrics that makes sense to each organizational stakeholder.A core value of the culture is our commitment to continuous improvement. Our employees realize that we must take advantage of every opportunity to improve the business, which is accomplished by monitoring progress and being responsive to lapses and opportunities. Our employee retention rate is extremely high,  which allows for a consistent and professional relationship building with our clients. This commitment to retention provides an impressive snapshot of our employees longevity to the Shred Alaska brand and seeing it grow.

Contact us today to see how we can help you follow proper paper shredding protocol.

Shred Alaska provides on-site shredding services, walk-in retail shredding, one-time file purge services and fully monitored hard drive destruction. Shred Alaska is here to partner with you to ensure your Data Storage Records Disposal is where it needs to be!

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Privacy and Security Compliance; a Quick Reference Guide

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PRIVACY AND SECURITY COMPLIANCE

PRIVACY AND SECURITY COMPLIANCE

Our worldview is a transformation function in the delivery of document shredding and hard drive destruction services. This includes educating and providing that information to our clients. We have consolidated a list of the most important privacy and security compliance requirements for you to download and keep as a reference guide.

Shred Alaska, Inc. offers personalized document destruction consultation in order to determine the right service to best meet your business needs. Our services are designed to provide businesses with a piece of mind regarding their data privacy and security as well as ensuring full compliance with regulatory requirements.Shred Alaska, Inc. can help you reach compliance with the following regulations:

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shred-alaska-hipaaThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) contains privacy protection provisions that apply to health information created or maintained by health care providers who engage in certain electronic transactions, health plans, and health care clearinghouses.


shred-alaska-hitechThe Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was signed into law on February 17, 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.


shred-alaska-factaFACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act) is an amendment to FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act ) that was added, primarily, to protect consumers from identity theft.


shred-alaska-red-flag-compliantThe Red Flags Rule was created by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with other government agencies such as the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), to help prevent identity theft. The rule was passed in January 2008, and was to be in place by November 1, 2008.


shred-alaska-Fair-Credit-Reporting-ACTThe Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that regulates how consumer reporting agencies use your information.


shred-alaska-GLBAThe Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLBA), also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 and commonly pronounced ″glibba″, (Pub.L. 106–102, 113 Stat. 1338, enacted November 12, 1999) is an act of the 106th United States Congress (1999–2001).


shred-alaska-ITPEAIdentity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act: The Act states, “Whoever, during and in relation to any felony violation… knowingly transfers, possesses, or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person shall, in addition to the punishment provided for such felony, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 2 years.”


shred-alaska-SOXSarbanes–Oxley, Sarbox or SOX, is a United States federal law that set new or expanded requirements for all U.S. public company boards, management and public accounting firms. There are also a number of provisions of the Act that also apply to privately held companies, for example the willful destruction of evidence to impede a Federal investigation.

 

Contact us today to see how we can help you follow proper paper shredding protocol.

Shred Alaska provides on-site shredding services, walk-in retail shredding, one-time file purge services and fully monitored hard drive destruction. Shred Alaska is here to partner with you to ensure your Data Storage Records Disposal is where it needs to be!

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