Shredding

Never Overpay for Shredding Again

Odds are, you’re losing money on shredding services.

Time is money, so let’s get straight to the facts.

No Need to Overpay

Many shredding companies price their services at a cost of $80 a month or more. The truth is, $80 a month is far more than overpaying.  MIDCON Shredding, an offshoot of MIDCON Data, offers shredding services for less than half that price, $35 a month.

A switch to MIDCON could drastically cut your shredding expenses. For our low price, you gain monthly shredding trips services without sacrificing quality, confidentiality or security—all of the benefits for a much lower price.

MIDCON’s Offer

For $35 a month, MIDCON Shredding will make one trip per month to your business. We will provide you with a standard secure console to drop your sensitive documents in throughout the month. On the day of shredding, you won’t have to do a thing. A MIDCON employee will arrive and shred your documents on site for added security.

But MIDCON isn’t just some company with a low price; MIDCON is a trusted group of professionals with superior qualifications.

About MIDCON

MIDCON Shredding has been serving a variety of businesses for more than 20 years. From international corporations to local startups, businesses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas trust MIDCON to secure their sensitive documents. All of our shredding services are in compliance with the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID), and all of our employees go through background checks and rigorous training, so you can be sure that your documents and your customers’ information will be professionally disposed of. Additionally, MIDCON Shredding recycles 100% of the paper we shred.

Protecting Your Data in the Information Age

Your identity and information are your greatest assets. So why wouldn’t you protect them at all cost? The Internet can be a dangerous place: hackers and scammers are constantly bombarding Internet users. According to an Identity Theft information site, approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities stolen and used fraudulently each year. Don’t be one of those 15 million—protect yourself from identity theft! Protect your data! 

There are several ways in which you can save yourself from the devastation of a stolen identity, and we’ve got some tips for you.  

Protecting your data on your mobile device

In the age of Internet shopping and mobile payment methods, protecting important data is even harder—but it is imperative. Making sure that your device software is always up to date will ensure that your security features are working at their best; and, while it may be a hassle, completely logging out of a session in which you have submitted personal information is a great way of ensuring safety. 

Above all, treat your phone or mobile device like a computer, backing up important files and getting device insurance when needed.  You should also be familiar with the ways in which you can remotely erase the data on your device in the event that it gets stolen. 

Protecting your data on your desktop and laptop

In your home, you keep your valuables locked away in the event of a burglary. Why not do the same with your computer files? It is always good to have a backup plan, so just in case your antivirus software or security site fails to do its job, you can still have your data protected and on lockdown. Most times you already have the resources—look into built-in abilities to password protect documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, and more.

How do you know which files should be on lockdown? We suggest you enlist the help of Identity Finder 5.0 or similar software; this tool scans your system for user-specific and sensitive data and will offer options such as deletion and encryption to protect the data. 

Don’t forget that while all these processes will help you protect your data and your identity, the best way to ensure no one has access to your personal data is to destroy it. Data that is easiest to protect is data that does not exist. Shred more, worry less!

Call us today or visit our website and we can get you set up. Call (405) 478-1234. 

 

The Power of Data

When it comes to data, with great power comes great responsibility

Businesses run on plans, vision and inevitably, paperwork. Sensitive data encompasses everyone involved in a company, from stakeholder to client. Properly disposing of these physical documents is a crucial safeguard against information security breaches and identity theft. 

The Bureau of Department Statistics reported in Victims of Identity Theft, 2014 that 17.6 million U.S. residents 16 or older fell victim to identity theft that year. To combat this, 31 states and Puerto Rico have data disposal laws which mandate that entities make personal information undecipherable upon disposal.

In the wrong hands even seemingly useless scraps of information can be exploited. This risk is magnified in business settings, since companies possess an abundance of data and information. The proper disposal of these is integral to security.

There are a few ways to destroy documents, such as burning or pulping papers by soaking them in bleach but shredding is by far the most practical. It’s fast, clean and doesn’t require a bon-fire. 

There are three types of shredders, strip-cut, cross-cut and micro-cut. The strip-cut shreds paper into ribbons, the cross-cut reduces paper to small tabs and the micro-cut transfigures your sensitive documents into confetti. 

While shredding is essential to data security, the absolute volume of sensitive physical data that businesses produce can make it a cumbersome endeavor. Professional shredding companies, like Midcon Shredding, alleviate the burden by offering certified data and document destruction, and on site document destruction and shredding. They also recycle to reduce environmental damage. 

Important documents tumbling into the wrong hands, or being pieced together painstakingly by ill-intentioned criminals, can create complications and chaos. Fortunately, this apparition of identity theft is defeated easily by properly destroying data. Shredding, as such, is not an extra security precaution but an indispensable business practice.

Just Shred It!

In life there are always moments when we realize just how messy things have gotten. We finally take a breath and look at the overflowing dishwasher, the bulging bag of laundry and the overgrown lawn with knee-high grass. It’s a humbling moment; a moment when we finally notice just how out of control things have gotten. It’s also an important moment—one when things finally start changing.

At the office, things tend to get worse before they get better. Especially when it comes to organizing (or NOT organizing) your documents and files. 

According to a new CareerBuilder.com survey 16% of workers say their desks are 75% or more covered with work and other random materials. 38% say that they believe more than half of their desktop is covered. Moreover, the survey uncovered that 13% of people have files that date back 5 years or more.

At MIDCON we know that many offices simply don’t take the time to destroy their sensitive documents. They let files pile up until they can’t take it anymore and then hurriedly toss them in the garbage. This is not acceptable and it could put your business in jeopardy. 

Why should you shred your documents, you ask? Here are 3 great reasons!

  • Prevent Identity Theft
  • Lower The Risk of a Security Breach
  • Decrease Environmental Impact

MIDCON Shredding--one of MIDCON Data's offshoots--offers a wide range of of services that can service business large and small. With our years of experience, helping businesses succeed, we understand what it takes to tailor our services so you receive the best possible results. When it comes to shredding and protecting sensitive documents—we are the best of the best. 

Services We Offer:

  • Certified Shredding and Document Destruction
  • Certified Media and Hard Drive Destruction
  • On-Site Document Shredding and Destruction
  • Protect Against Identity Theft
  • Recycling 

Moreover, being green counts! MIDCON knows the importance of being respectful to our environment, which is why we recycle 100% of the paper we shred. When it comes to those papers pouring out of your desk or peeking out of your bag, it’s important to take a second glance, and then reassess your data destruction systems. 

Even though cleaning is difficult, chances are after you’ve gotten your home and business in order, you’ll feel more productive and more focused in the long run. 

What does your business do to prevent document buildup?