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5 Tips for a More Secure Password

We are in an age of unprecedented digital technology and connectivity. As a result, businesses face an ever-increasing risk of cyber-attacks and security breaches. Just glance at the news to see how frequently such incidents occur. These attacks and breaches can be extremely costly and debilitate a business’s vitality and reputation. One of the most…

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Proper Destruction of Records

When paper or electronic records have reached the end of their retention period, how do you appropriately destroy them?  Below is a summary of common records destruction methods. Paper Records Confidential Information Shredding: Paper is cut into thin vertical strips (straight-cut shredding) or into vertical and horizontal confetti-like pieces (cross-cut shredding). Most non-confidential records can…

2017 Zasio Article Electronic Recordkeeping and the Managing Government Records Directive

Electronic Recordkeeping and the Managing Government Records Directive

On November 28, 2011, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum entitled Managing Government Records, initiating “an Executive Branch-wide effort to reform records management policies and practices” of agencies by developing a “21st-century framework for the management of Government records.” To achieve this objective, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the…

Keeping tax records: Is 3 years enough?

As tax day quickly approaches, the question might come up as to how long tax-related records should be kept. Your company might already have a records retention plan in place for its various records and data, based on legal requirements, common industry practice, or internal policy. Or perhaps, in the case of tax-related records, you…