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October 27, 2015

Breaking Down Document Destruction Myths

When it’s time to shred your unneeded documents for your Albany business, bringing in PROSHRED®’ Albany’s professional, fully bonded specialists will ensure that all private information is completely destroyed. Yet, if you are an Albany business owner, you may be doubtful about hiring a professional document destruction company for your shredding needs.

We break down document shredding myths that will convince you that teaming with PROSHRED®’s professionals is the right way to go.

No One Will Dig In Your Trash

It may surprise you that a common way for thieves to steal your sensitive data is rummaging through your company trash. Once you toss out documents and records into the garbage, it’s easy to forget about what may happen next. When someone takes the private information for thrown out documents, you and possibly your staff and customers are at risk of becoming identity theft victims. When you hire PROSHRED® Albany, we come directly to your location and we will make sure that all information is completely destroyed by using our state-of-the-art equipment on our shred trucks. We will shred your documents into small pieces that will be mixed with other destroyed paperwork. Unwanted sources will not be able to take any info from the destroyed material. We will even give you lockable bins and consoles to store your documents in before we arrive to shred them.

An Office Shredder is Good Enough

While the idea of using an office shredder seems like a feasible choice, you would find there are more problems than solutions. Why is that? For starters, most office shredders can only take 3 or 4 sheets of paper at one time. If you have piles of documents that you need to get rid of, it could take you or a staff member a few hours to shred them all. That means not being able to focus on your daily work tasks. Office shredders can be pricey in the long run. Not only can they be expensive to buy, but the continuous repair fees and regular maintenance fees will also add up, costing you and your Albany business more money. Finally, using an office shredder does not prove that you are in compliance with the law. Without keeping a record of which documents are being destroyed, the best thing to do is teaming with the document destruction professionals. After each shred job, you will be handed a Certificate of Destruction, which is legal proof that your data was destroyed in accordance with federal and state rules and regulations. Our shred equipment can also shred dozens atop dozens of documents within the course of a few minutes.

My Business Will Not Have a Data Breach

All across New York state and the United States, there have been many reports of companies and organizations suffering from data breaches. This year alone, over 150 million records have been exposed in the U.S., but even if your Albany business is small, do not think that a data breach won’t happen. At the end of the day, whether your business is a small, startup, or a large corporation, the sensitive information that your business holds is what a hacker wants. Make sure that you have strong anti-virus and anti-spyware software on your computer systems and you are using long, complex passwords that are hard to crack.

Now that the document shredding myths have been debunked, if you would like more information on how PROSHRED® can assist your business, contact us today at 1 (518) 512-0321.

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