You’ve been responsible for the office operations for years. But lately, in the age of technology, it seems that things have gotten more complicated and more stressful, rather than simpler.
The administrative, human resource and regulatory compliance related tasks of your business are increasing, and you end each day knowing that there’s much more left to do.
A client data breach, and the business reputation fall-out that follows, is the last thing your business needs right now.
Did you know that a data breach is most often caused by human error; either by an employee or by a vendor that services your office?
Yet, many businesses of all sizes still don’t have information destruction policies or procedures. Some still use office shredders to save on operating expense. Relying on your staff to shred what they think is important is both risky and expensive; when you consider the labor involved. And there’s no record that it was destroyed, in case you may need that later.
In the long-term, outsourcing your information destruction needs to a professional On-Site shredding service, better protects your business and saves you money. It’s low cost reputation insurance that gives you Peace-of-Mind.
Make sure you select a shredding service that does more than just shred or recycle your office paper and provide a receipt. A trustworthy shredding company should be able to:
Offer On-Site shredding service, as it reduces your risk by shortening the chain-of-custody that your information passes through prior to destruction. It’s destroyed before they leave.
Provide a Certificate of Destruction after each service call and keep them on file permanently, should you ever need copies in the future.
Offer shredding of digital devices (hard-drives, cell phones, tablets, flash drives, CDs, etc.) which often contain much more information than your documents
Demonstrate their operating and hiring practices are externally audited and certified by NAID (National Association of Information Destruction) and ISO (International Standards Organization)
Regularly train their employees (and yours, if necessary) on secure handling and destruction procedures
Maintain an excellent customer satisfaction reputation; verifiable with independent unsolicited reviews on Google, Yelp, Angie’s List, etc.
Document the recycling of your shredded paper and metal through vendors that specialize in industrial re-use of recycled material.
Share evolving Information Security best practices with you and help you implement information destruction policies and procedures for your business.