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Top Errors That Can Compromise Your Company Data

Physical Mistakes Can Lead to Breaches

A stack of paperclipped documents are sitting on a table along with a keyboard and a pair of glasses.Companies across the world face data theft and breaches–both from internal and external sources. And although data security is often focused on confidential information stored digitally, there are several physical mistakes that can compromise your business’ data, take a look:

1. Discarding Documents in Unsecured Bins

Documents containing sensitive company data should never be thrown away in the trash or in recycle bins- this leaves your business open to data theft. Anyone can take documents and files once you’ve thrown them away or recycled them– and this is a common way companies suffer losses.

2. Leaving Confidential Information Out in the Open

Sensitive information must be protected–by locking up documents in secured cabinets and by ensuring that staff log out of their workstation when they are not at their desks. Implementing a policy that all employees follow is an effective way of preventing losses.

3. Keeping Old Hard Drives/Devices

Old hard drives and other devices that are no longer being used pose a risk of data theft. Even if these items have been wiped clean, there is often tiny bits of information that is all a hacker needs to gain access to confidential information. Once a hard drive is no long being used, it’s important to have it permanently destroyed, the same goes for tablets, company cell phones, etc.

4. No Employee Training Plan in Place

Staff training should be a key element in every company’s security plan. Without one, employees may not understand the risks of improper handling and disposal of company records and they are not held accountable for their responsibility in protecting data. Implementing an ongoing training program, as well as a document process is crucial.

To protect your business, avoid these physical mistakes that can lead to theft of your confidential information. All Points Mobile Shredding can help by providing onsite shredding and destruction of your documents, files, hard drives and other devices. Our state-of-the-art truck comes to your business and performs the shredding, allowing you to witness the entire process. We also provide staff training and a certificate of destruction with every shred.

Located in Stuart, Florida, All Points Mobile Shredding serves business and residential customers throughout Florida, including Broward County all the way to Okeechobee County. For a quick quote or to learn more, complete the form on this page or give us a call today.

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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