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5 Security Threats Businesses Will Face in the New Year

How to Protect Your Company

2020 will likely go down in history as the worst year ever. And now, as we head into the New Year filled with hope, we are all looking forward to a fresh start. Companies must take steps to protect their businesses from security threats to ensure that their corporate ID and their client data is secure. Experts are predicting 5 privacy threats that businesses should be aware of, take a look:

Data Breaches

It’s predicted that data breaches will increase in 2021 due to the fact that so many companies have moved offsite and have their employees working remotely. This and other factors have forced companies to change their security protocols, store information and paperwork offsite and change their accessibility rules. Cyber threats and fraud scams pose a risk to companies of all sizes so it’s important to be proactive in your data processes to protect sensitive information.

Continued Remote Working

While many companies have begun to return to their offices, there are still those who have employees working offsite. The pandemic has changed the way so many people get their jobs accomplished, including more people working on public Wi-Fi and those who are storing files at home. These changes increase opportunities for ID thieves and hackers to steal your corporate information, including private customer data like credit card numbers, bank account numbers, addresses, etc. It’s important that all employees are taking the proper steps to protect any and all information related to your organization. This means ensuring they are not recycling paperwork with confidential data and that documents are stored securely.

Detachment from Office Culture

Even those companies who are meeting regularly with their teams via Zoom or some other virtual conferencing technology, the fact that employees are not in the office on a daily basis poses a threat to your company’s security. There’s just a natural detachment that occurs which increases the opportunity for breaches to happen.

Phishing Schemes

Phishing is a common scheme that hackers use to try and obtain company and personal information. Experts are predicting that these types of scams will increase in the New Year due to COVID-19 and the fear it continues to instill. Employees need to be aware that they may receive fraudulent emails that are an attempt to lure them into clicking a link or responding with private information. 

Telehealth

Among many other services that have changed as a result of the pandemic, medical care has taken a turn towards virtual care. Many physicians and healthcare centers are offering telehealth appointments for certain types of illnesses and conditions. This new method of providing care is wonderful, but it also increases the risk of patient privacy threats. Those providing telehealth services need to ensure that they are taking steps to ensure that medical records and the personal information of their clients are protected.

Regular Shredding and Destruction is Key to Decreasing Your Risks

If your company doesn’t already have a shredding partner in place, it’s recommended that you begin the New Year by choosing a provider to protect your business. Regular shredding and destruction can help safeguard your organization against data theft and corporate ID theft. By shredding outdated paperwork and files, as well as old hard drives and devices, you can ensure that you are doing everything you can to keep your company and your customers safe.

All Points Mobile Shredding is a family-owned and operated company located in Stuart, Florida. We provide shredding and destruction to companies across South Florida, including Okeechobee County all the way to Broward County. Give us a call today or fill out this form to learn more.

Dawn Connelly

Dawn Connelly

Dawn is the vice president of All Points Mobile Shredding. All Points Mobile Shredding is a family-owned and operated on-site document destruction company that has been serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beaches, and surrounding areas since 1994.

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