02 Mar, 2021

Are you missing something when it comes to information security?

When we think of information security, our brains immediately go to digital security, hacking, IT measures and more, all linked back to online safety. While all the measures of keeping online data secure is important, have you evaluated the important information that could be sitting right in your recycling bin?

The F.B.I. estimates that U.S. businesses lose tens of billions of dollars every year due to theft of company data. This can come from IT hacking, and it can also come from theft of information right from the recycling and garbage bins. Hard copies of sensitive information should never be thrown right into the recycling bin, in assumption no one will find it. One way to avoid these damages is by implementing a document shredder for your employees. Many keep this near the printer of their offices to ensure it is in an easy-to-access space. Some companies utilize outsourced document shredding services which can begin to add up in your budget over time. There are shredders that can be housed and owned within your organization, such as the Destroyit® paper shredder.

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