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Protecting Your Business Documents and Data During Hurricane Season

3 Tips to Safeguard Your Company

All of us in South Florida breathed a sigh of relief as we were spared from the effects of Hurricane Isaias, but Hurricane season is here and with it comes the necessity to prepare. For businesses, it’s crucial to ensure that your company’s confidential records and data are safe, the potentially irreparable damage that can occur when a storm hits is all too real.

Here are 3 tips that can help:

1) Secure the Most Important Documents

If a storm hits, your office building could suffer damage or flooding, so it’s recommended that you make sure the most important paper documents are in a safe place that is water proof. These include: your business’s articles of incorporation, licenses, special certifications, employee records, client records, tax information, budget and expense paperwork, insurance paperwork and compliance records related to HIPAA, FACTA, etc.

2) Shred Any Outdated or Unnecessary Documents

It’s not unusual for businesses to have many files and documents that are outdated or no longer needed laying around, in stacks waiting to be shredded or recycled. These documents although seemingly innocuous, could give just enough information for an ID thief or hacker to breach your security. It’s best to clear out all of these types of documents at regular intervals especially during Hurricane season (and all year long) by having them shredded by your mobile shredding provider.

3) Back Up Data and Destroy Retired Hard Drives & Devices

Backing up your data regularly via the cloud is an ideal way to not only de-clutter your office, but also to ensure that your sensitive information is protected in the event of a hurricane. Old hard drives and devices that you have kept but are no longer in use should be destroyed by a professional shredding and destruction company. Even if you have wiped the drive clean, hackers are able to pull private information like passwords, account numbers, and more off and use it to compromise your company and your privacy.

When preparing for Hurricane season, businesses must consider the safety and security of their confidential information in addition to securing the building itself. Follow these tips to ensure that your company is protected against corporate ID theft and the risks associated with a data breach.

All Points Mobile Shredding is a locally owned and operated business in Stuart, Florida. We serve South Florida, from Okeechobee County all the way to Broward County, providing shredding and destruction services, including hard drives, devices and more. Give us a call today or fill out this form to get more information about how we can serve you.

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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