How to implement a secure clean-desk policy

Every business has confidential information. Employee data, client records, trade secrets—all must be protected. And because nearly every employee handles sensitive information every day, it can seem like a daunting task to keep that information safe. To protect your confidential information from unauthorized individuals—inside and outside your company—implement a clean-desk policy. A clean-desk policy requires employees to keep their workspaces …

How to safely dispose of old computers

Technology changes quickly—and becomes obsolete even more quickly. To keep up with this tech-driven era, it only makes sense to upgrade your organization’s computers, phones and hardware every few years as newer technology becomes available. But what should you do with unwanted electronics? While it may seem like useless metal and plastic, outdated technology holds a lot of sensitive information.  …

Maintaining data security with your work from home employees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

The unprecedented, unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic are forcing thousands of organizations to send their employees home. Luckily, technology allows us to work from anywhere and maintain a relatively normal level of productivity. Still, this new, large-scale work-from-home migration creates several security challenges for individuals and businesses. Many of us are already making concessions and compromises to our …

3 ways to get your employees excited about information security

In this day and age, it’s likely that most if not all of your employees use a computer, smartphone or tablet for work. Unfortunately with these modern conveniences comes considerable risk.  Cybercriminals are excellent at finding ways to obtain confidential information and much of it happens to unsuspecting employees where they spend a great deal of their time—on employer-issued devices. …

Improper Handling of Hard Drives Puts You At Real Risk

Many companies have abandoned paper records for the speed and organization that the digital world offers. Technology has vastly improved efficiency and workflow but has also created new security vulnerabilities for organizations to defend against. When companies upgrade their technology, they inevitably end up with old hard drives containing years’ worth of sensitive data. What happens next is critical in …

To shred or not to shred? A guide to secure document destruction

Despite the wealth of data our computers store, businesses still produce an enormous volume of paper. This paper ends up in desk drawers, filing cabinets, and storage boxes, eventually cluttering the office and creating a disorganized workspace. We often want to get rid of excess paper documents but feel compelled to ask the question “What if I need this paper …

Debunking 4 Myths About Document Shredding

The complex world of data security and secure document destruction is certainly not as cut and dry as a shredded piece of paper, but one point should be clear—secure document shredding is a crucial step in your data security program If you’re on the fence about hiring a professional document shredding service or wondering how to make your company more …

Why office shredders aren’t as safe as you think

We hate to break it to you, but your office shredder isn’t cutting it—as far as data security goes. What was once a time-tested and go-to option for effective document destruction may not be as compliant as you think. While an in-office shredder has always been regarded as messy and time-consuming it was largely considered good enough.  But times have …

On-site or plant-based? How to Choose Which One is Right for You.

Document destruction is absolutely essential to your organization’s data security. It keeps your proprietary and sensitive data away from those who could use it against you and it also keeps you compliant.  Selecting the right professional document shredding partner greatly reduces the chance of your important data falling into the wrong hands. This is the first and most critical step.  …

7 ways to keep your data secure when employees work from home

In addition to traditional benefits, more and more employers are offering additional benefits, including the flexibility to work from home, to keep employees engaged. Over the last 10 years, remote working arrangements have increased by 91%. In 2020, over 50% of the US workforce will be working remotely. With great flexibility comes great responsibility—for data security that is. Employees who …