Shredding Tips: How to Keep Personal Data Safe

Posted on December 19, 2016

Running a business? Then you already understand the value of data storage. But maybe you still haven’t grasped the importance of shredding and data destruction. After all, nobody’s going to go rooting around in your trash bins searching for unwanted information right? Wrong. Identity thieves will go to great lengths to scoop up personal data, exploiting it in any way they can.   

Data destruction is serious business that should never be taken lightly. Your employees, your suppliers, and your customers all put their faith in you to protect their sensitive information and personal details. Worried about criminals getting their hands on your precious data? Now you won’t have to. Here are some handy shredding tips to help ensure your data is properly destroyed.  

Document Shredding

You’d never leave your wallet out in the open for the world to see, right? But that is exactly what you are doing if you leave documents lying around your office or sitting in a recycle bin. When it comes to protecting personal data, it’s always better to err on the side of caution.

Tossing your paperwork out is simply not an option. You’ll leave yourself wide open to information breaches. Thieves, competitors, and, even your own staff may jump at the chance to take advantage of an easy opportunity. Why take the risk? Shred all your unwanted documents. You’ll not only shut the door on data theft, but also sleep better at night knowing your records are safe.

If you are a business owner, you’ve no doubt got a million things on the go. From managing your employees to making sales, it’s easy to let document destruction duties slide. Don’t have time to shred that mountain of paperwork yourself? Why not contact a professional shredding company? They’ll take those piles of paper off your hands, so you can do what you do best, growing your business.  

Electronic Media Shredding

Laptops, smart phones, tablets—we live in a world where a lot of our sensitive data is stored on electronic devices. Whether it’s our credit card information or our contact lists, hackers spend their days cooking up new and clever ways to steal it—and sometimes, from right under our noses.

When it comes time to getting rid of your electronic media, you need to make sure your data is completely destroyed. But if you think a basic wipe of a hard drive is going to do the trick, you’re in for a rude awakening. Cybercriminals have armed themselves with all the latest tech and know how to extract information from any hard drive.

Destroying media is no easy task. It requires industrial shredders and professionals who know how to use them.  Don’t leave anything thing to chance. Have all your electronic media shredded. There will be no possibility of reconstruction or retrieval, protecting your personal data from being harvested by hackers. Once your electronic devices have finished working for you, make sure they don’t work against you by using a reliable shredding company.     

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