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Security Risks in Hybrid Work Environments

Top Ways To Protect Your Company’s Confidential Data

Office workers meeting with work-from-home team member via video conferenceIn the last few years more and more businesses have adopted a hybrid work environment. This can look different for each company, but in essence hybrid arrangements are a combination of in-office and remote work–allowing staff to work remotely a few days a week and in the office the others. This type of work model has gained popularity across the country and is in demand amongst job seekers. The challenge for business owners is to ensure that company data stays secure and protected against breaches, corporate ID thieves and fraud. Here’s a look at the top ways to reduce the security risk in a hybrid work environment. 

Implement Regular Training and Refreshers On Data Security Protocols

Both regular and hybrid workers use laptops, cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices to perform work tasks. This allows the flexibility needed to do their job wherever they are–but it also puts your business at risk for data theft. You can reduce the risk of breaches by implementing regular and consistent training on security protocols and the following:

  • Strong Passwords
  • Regularly Changing Passwords
  • Recognizing Phishing or Spam Emails

Create A Cyber Security Policy

While many remote workers have a home office, working in a public place has also become popular. Staff members who work in a local coffee shop or library or other spot, need to understand the risks of using public WiFI and how it can potentially put your business in danger of a breach. Staff needs to follow safety procedures for using WiFI and the various ways company data can be compromised in this environment.

Instituting A Strong Document Security Policy

Just as hybrid workers take their laptops, cell phones and other devices back and forth from home to office, they also do so with company documents and files. Creating a document retention, storage and disposal policy is key to protecting your business against the left of confidential company information. Staff members need to know what to do with documents they no longer need; including what they can and cannot recycle and what needs to be shredded by a professional shredding partner. Working with your shredding provider, you can create a regular schedule of shredding– depending on the amount of paperwork your company generates, this could be weekly, b-weekly or monthly. It’s important to ensure all documents that contain sensitive information are permanently destroyed.

All Points Mobile Shredding can help you protect your business against data theft with onsite mobile shredding. Our state-of-the-art shredding trucks come directly to you and perform the shred while you witness the process. We provide a certificate of destruction with every shred, which gives you the peace of mind that your confidential information has not been breached. We are a local, family-owned and operated company serving business and residential customers throughout Florida. Give us a call today or complete the form on this page to get a quick quote.

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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