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Can Your Business Get Sued for a Data Breach?

Here’s what you need to know

As a business owner, a main concern for your company’s success is the fact that data breaches are a reality you must be constantly aware of and vigilant against. And while everyone knows that security hacks and breaches are much more than a major inconvenience, there’s a  question of responsibility and liability–can your company actually be sued for a data breach?

The answer is Yes

Although breaches and ID theft happen and are often not your company’s fault, employees and customers can sue for damages if their information is compromised and losses occur. To protect your business and your bottom line, it’s imperative to have security protocols in place that safeguard the confidential information of your personnel, your customers, vendors and anyone else you have data on. Take a look at some important ways to prevent hacks and data breaches:

Implement the latest data storage & management systems

It’s no secret that technology continues to evolve at lightning speed. If your business is not using the most up-to-date data management and storage software, you are putting your entire business at risk. Be sure to update any software when new versions become available to keep your network and your data safe.

Train your team

A key element to many breaches is human error. So training your staff on your company’s security processes is crucial. Make sure your team understands the importance of keeping their passwords secure, what documents should and shouldn’t be recycled or thrown away and which need to be shredded.

Shred on a regular basis

Shredding expired and unneeded documents is one of the most important ways to protect sensitive information. Partnering with a professional shredding and destruction company helps you protect the privacy of your employees and your customers. Your shredding provider should pick up and destroy documents onsite on a regular basis and give you a certificate of destruction with every shred. This allows you to witness the entire process and offers additional peace of mind that your documents have been permanently destroyed.

All Points Mobile Shredding is a family owned and operated company located in Stuart, Florida, We provide full service shredding and destruction to businesses and residential customers throughout South Florida. Give us a call today or fill out this form to learn how we can help you safeguard your company’s confidential data.

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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