Are your employees among the many who are now working from home for perhaps the first time? If so, you may be facing some important new responsibilities, especially if your employees are handling secure business documents outside of the office. If a job involves producing business records, storing customer information, or handling other sensitive materials, work from home shredding can help keep your business compliant with information protection laws and keep proprietary data protected.
When it comes to making the shift to remote work, one area which is often overlooked is how to handle confidential work materials at home. Your business can help ensure proper document handling with increased training and secure mobile home office shredding service from PROSHRED®.
Work From Home Increases Security Risks
Any confidential information handled by remote employees outside of a secured workplace is at a higher risk of being compromised. When working from home offices, fraud, phishing, and corporate espionage are all potentially much more likely. From unsecured Wi-Fi networks to improperly discarded documents in a curbside trash can, the risk of a security breach increases dramatically. Additionally, documents and files are at higher risk of being lost, misplaced, or damaged. Creative children, a spilled coffee cup, or a messy filing system are all within the realm of expectation.