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How to Minimize the Risks of Security Threats During COVID-19

Preventing Physical and Cyber Risks to Your Business

security threats during CovidBusiness around the world have shut their doors and moved to remote operations during the global pandemic. And while this may seem like a more secure way to operate, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the risk of data breaches and losses have increased for many companies.

Preventing Physical and Cyber Risks to Your Business

Business around the world have shut their doors and moved to remote operations during the global pandemic. And while this may seem like a more secure way to operate, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the risk of data breaches and losses have increased for many companies.

  • Workers printing out documents at home
  • Staff traveling to and from the office with paperwork
  • Team members storing sensitive files at their homes
  • Empty offices with documents left on desks & at printer stations

Implementing a shredding schedule that includes when and what to shred, how to store documents and what should and should not be recycled can decrease the risks of a breach.

Cyber Threats

While COVID-19 has changed the way people are working and conducting business, hackers and identity thieves are taking advantage of the situation and the weaknesses remote working has created. Many businesses are discovering this the hard way—by becoming victims of fraudulent activities and scams designed to breach their data.

Whether it’s a phishing email that claims to be from management or a spoofed website that is asking workers to log in, the threat to your business is real. Many employees working remotely have reported receiving emails that claim to contain important company updates. Other messages state that employees should click a link to learn more about emergency benefits or financial rescue packages. Although many businesses have trained their teams on how to spot a phishing email, workers are particularly vulnerable now because of the pandemic. It’s important to reach out to your team and remind them of the ways to spot a fraudulent email, including:

  • Improper grammar
  • Words spelled incorrectly
  • Incorrect punctuation
  • Suspicious attachments
  • Strange domain names
  • Inconsistency in email addresses
  • Unusual links or requests

Until employees are able to return to work on a regular basis and the pandemic begins to wane, it’s important to ensure all of your staff members are aware of the dangers and understand the protocols for giving and receiving information.

All Points Mobile Shredding is an essential business and continues to serve our customers throughout South Florida. We’re here to help you protect your business from physical and cyber threats during this unprecedented time.

Give us a call today or fill out this form to get started.

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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