Dumpster diving is still one of the easiest ways to find critical business information. To this day, companies that don’t understand the importance of maintaining a document shredding plan toss complete records of employees, business activities, and customer information into a dumpster.

Here, we tell the tales of some of those unfortunate companies that threw their documents away intact- and the resulting fallout from this mistake.

Dumpster Diving, Trash Picking

Dangers of Dumpster Diving

Dumpster diving might sound humorous at first. Until you realize the real-life security risks involved. Many people aren’t aware that dumpster diving or trash picking is largely legal in all 50 states. We spoke to NYU professor, and 20-year cybersecurity veteran Pieter VanIperen about the risks and implications dumpster...