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Residential Shredding: The Ideal Solution for Work from Home Document Disposal

Top Ways to Keep Your Company Secure

If your company has employees who are working remotely, you may be on the lookout for ways to ensure your company data stays secure. And although you may maintain a lot of data digitally, there are still many documents that are being printed and stored at home. Work from home documents can contain confidential company information and for this reason, it’s important to have a plan and a process in place for proper disposal—because all too often employees will use the typical methods like recycling or throwing documents into the regular trash. Residential shredding services can ensure that your sensitive company data does not fall into the wrong hands while staff members work remotely, take a look:

  • One-Time On-Site/Drop-Off Shredding

A top way to keep your company information safe is to partner with a reputable shredding provider that offers secure residential shredding. Whether you choose to drop-off the documents or have a mobile shredding truck come to your employee’s home, you will have the peace of mind that the documents have been permanently destroyed. With each shred, you should receive a certificate of destruction and because you or your team members are able to witness the entire destruction process, you’ll be assured that sensitive work materials are not ending up in the recycling bin or in the trash.

  • Community Shred Events

Shredding providers will often offer shredding events throughout the year inviting residents and local companies the opportunity to have their documents shredded. These events are an excellent opportunity to securely shred your company’s work-from-home paperwork. You could arrange to have team members bring their documents or assign one staff member the task of collecting everyone’s documents to bring to the shred event.

Key Factors to Securing Company Information While Staff Works Remotely

In addition to utilizing residential shredding services for proper disposal, it is also important to establish a plan that your entire team will follow to keep your company data safe. Be sure to implement the following:

  • Create a process for sharing, storing & maintaining company documents & data
  • Ensure staff members know & understand the importance of proper disposal
  • Work with IT to implement network safety protocols
  • Implement a password security process for remote staff, create timelines for changing passwords, etc.
  • Develop a protocol for breaches, notifications of security issues and managing and recovery following a breach

While many companies continue to have staff working offsite, it’s important to keep security at the top of your list. Protecting your organization from ID theft is crucial and the threat of a breach is even more viable with paperwork and documents being stored at employee’s homes.

All Points Mobile Shredding can help with a variety of shredding options. We are a family-owned and operated company located in Stuart, Florida and provide secure shredding and destruction to businesses and residents throughout South Florida. Give us a call today or fill out this form to learn 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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