Posted: April 22, 2020
Load the Tray and Walk Away!
What Users Think of Their Automatically Feeding Paper Shredders?
Posted: April 19, 2020
One observation in common with the paperless office, is the journey of how paper departs, how regularly this happens and in what volumes. Typically, outgoing paper has been scanned because it is usually of a relevant and often confidential nature.
These sensitive documents tend to quickly arrive in bundles and are best shredded, however often stockpiled causing paper congestion. Due to lack of time, is not practical, nor efficient to destroy paper in these stacks by using a hand fed shredder.
Just as paper is scanned through a document feeder, the same can be achieved when shredding by using an automatic feeding paper shredder.
The capabilities of auto feeding paper shredding machines have come a long way due to the ongoing development and continuous improvement of this popular shredding
Posted: March 01, 2020
Those provided with classified information, are required to know their responsibilities and duty of care whilst handling official information.
For Government Departments this includes:
- Understanding that classified, paper based information is a highly valuable resource.
- Custodians understanding their responsibilities and duty of care.
- That certified shredding is of paramount importance when destruction is required.
There are several compliant methods that can provision the secure destruction ( deidentification ) of paper based, protected, secret and top secret classified information.
Shredding official information at the office using a compliant Class A or Class B paper shredder, provides the means to instantly destroy documents whilst meeting the requirements of the PSPF
Posted: November 04, 2019
When physically destroying media, using approved equipment can provide a level of certainty that that data residing on the media is actually destroyed.
Approved equipment includes destruction equipment listed in the Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC)’s Security Equipment Evaluated Products List, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)’s Security Equipment Guide (SEG)-009, Optical Media Shredders, and ASIO’s SEG-018, Destructors.
ASIO’s SEG-009 and SEG-018 are available from the Protective Security Policy govdex community or ASIO by email.
If using degaussers to destroy media, the United States’ National Security Agency maintains a list of evaluated degaussers while the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre maintains a list of certified degaussers.
Posted: November 04, 2019
The Australian Government uses three information security classifications including: Protected, Secret and Top Secret. These three security classifications are based on the likely damage resulting from compromise of the information's confidentiality. The security classification to shred to, is determined by protective markings and in accordance with the Business Impact Level.
Approved High Security Paper Shredders used by the Australian government are referred to Class A and Class B paper shredders. These certified paper shredding machines can be used for the destruction of information sensitive and security classified, paper based information including
Posted: October 30, 2019
One of the key objectives as we progress towards digital transformation, is to identify opportunities that can effectively automate or even eliminate your current processes.
Repetitive tasks, like hand feed shredding can place a strain on human resources in the office. Although this is a critical task, it consumes time and resources, distracting staff from doing potentially more valuable activities that contribute towards more relevant outcomes.
In the context of securing the confidentiality of your documents once scanned and digitised, is to automatically shred them once no longer required. This example of automating the essential task of shredding your documents is just one technologies that is available here and now!
Ultimately, using an automatic feeding paper shredder frees up your peoples time to contribute more effectively towards moving your organisation forward.
If you are committed automating the safe handling of confidential information and
Posted: October 30, 2019
Knowing how to Choose a Paper Shredder that best suits your needs and budget, can for some be a confusing process, often not knowing where to start. It can be like travelling without a map.
Obtaining sound advice from a reputable supplier with a knowledgeable product specialist, most likely is the ideal starting point.
Most paper shredders being purchased in Australia and New Zealand are to replace an old shredder, so your shredders size and specifications are a useful starting point to determine whether you want to size up or size down or keep with the same size shredder, already familiar with the size and capability of your current machine.
These are some questions to ask yourself and other users:
- Does your shredder take enough thickness?
- Is the feed opening wide enough, most office shredders are available to accept A4 and A3 paper sizes and some brands have extra
Posted: July 31, 2019
In this day and age, it so easy to delete old photos, untag yourself from "that post" and drag your unwanted document into the trash. Although a lot of businesses strive to be paperless, it’s a matter of fact that there are just some things that can’t be avoided. Unlike electronic documents when you no longer need that contract or document it’s so easy to throw it in the rubbish without thinking twice.
automaster shredders help better manage the disposal of sensitive information by eliminating the time required to shred, this is especially effective as you just drop up to 1000 sheets into the machine and let the shredder do the shredding, so you get on with other work. Documents can be locked while auto shredding to protect sensitive information from other internal parties viewing and will unlock once shredding is complete and ready for the next user.
Organisations who commonly outsource docum
Posted: July 24, 2019
Well if you have been living under a rock, Cross Cut Shredding is a high security way of information destruction. Cross cut shredding is the latest technology in paper destruction. Not only does it ensures your documented information is instantly and securely destroyed, but finer shredding means more space between changing bins. Within crosscut shredders you still have many options, ranging from High Security, to everyday shredding needs. Talking to an adviser will ensure you select a shredder that will best suit your shredding needs.
Posted: June 17, 2019
Auto feed paper shredders, otherwise known as self-feeding or automatic paper shredders have been around for some time dating back almost 30 years. They have been continually improved throughout this time bringing us to where we are today. The early auto-feed paper shredders were introduced by REXEL. Being early models, they were nowhere near as efficient as the auto feed shredders of today. They were also expensive and quite large.
In this day and age, automation is growing faster than ever before. It’s unbelievable to think that cars can drive themselves, park themselves and can even recognise distance before breaking. As automated machinery is becoming more common in today’s world, shredding paper has also leapt into the fast-moving future. Shredding paper automatically is a new and far more efficient way of shredding. Once the paper has been loaded into the feed tray, the shredder can automatically start the shredding process. You may be thinking… What is the difference betwe