Shred it All!
Federally mandated Privacy Legislation requires businesses to destroy sensitive data rather than simply discard information. The privacy laws present organisations with an obligation and responsibility to dispose of sensitive data without improper disclosure. Organisations are vulnerable to litigation when personal records are not properly maintained and destroyed.
Paper VS Digital
Studies in 2015 show 1 in 5 breaches are still in fact paper, with 73% in house shredding. So Specialised security shredding is being neglected. Paper recycling is a service offered to those organisations that have non-sensitive office waste paper and are conscientious about the environmentally friendly removal of this product. All clean office waste paper collected is transported to our manufacturing plant for processing and recycling, but always recommend specialised security destruction.
The 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index concluded that 95% of all security incidents involve human error. Partnering with a professional document destruction company with specialised security destruction helps to establish good document management processes. For example, locked consoles are supplied for confidential information that is no longer needed. Implementing a Shred-it all policy further reduces the risk of employee error because all documents must be securely shredded… and employees never have to decide what is or isn’t confidential
Rather than stockpiling electronics or throwing them into the garbage, old hard drives and e-media must be permanently destroyed. A professional document destruction company should provide these destruction services. A study showed that while 51% of companies have a policy for secure destruction of confidential documents, the policy doesn’t cover specialised security destruction.
Author: George Boutros; Keeping your business secure.