Replace Your Recycling Bin with a Lockable Collection Bin
If you visit any Boston office, chances are as you enter and maneuver throughout, you’ll see a blue bin or two. Whether next to the printing/copier machine, beside each desk, or in the lunchroom, any office you enter will have at least one of these. While these bins are of course handy and convenient for collecting recyclables, the real worry is whether they are being used correctly on a daily routine. In far too many cases, sensitive documents make their way to these bins out of sheer convenience. The issue here is that documents are left exposed and vulnerable to theft.
Paper itself isn’t the culprit at all! It’s those records that contain personal, private details that pose a serious security threat to your business and those involved. Consider the volume of information you generate, store, and circulate each day; you can bet that the majority of these records contain personal, confidential details. It is far too dangerous to throw this paperwork away without securely shredding them first.
Would you feel at ease knowing that your competitors have discovered private information regarding your marketing plans or client base? Probably not! However, tossing these documents into an open recycling bin or garbage bin potentially exposes just this to the outside public. At the end of the day, anything that is disposed of is considered fair game for any individual that comes across it. Identity thieves will gladly rummage through recycling bins if so inclined to locate information they can use to their advantage.
Protect Sensitive Documents with Lockable Collection Bins
If you have a stack of business records that are no longer relevant to your work but contain sensitive details, these should be disposed of into lockable collection bins. These containers are provided by most document shredding companies when you select a regular shredding program. At A1 DATASHRED, we offer these collection bins for the highest level of protection and convenience, prior to collection and destruction. As scheduled, we will service these containers at your office, or once containers reach capacity and professional shredding is needed.
Additional Security Tips
- Take the time and effort to create an environment which promotes security over sensitive business information. Success begins with top-down commitment from management, so it’s crucial to reinforce this policy and create a positive example for everyone.
- Consider starting a ‘shred-all’ policy for the most reliable document disposal solution. This is a simple process that reminds your staff of the importance behind securing sensitive records that are no longer of use. You will save a considerable amount of time and money with this policy as there is no need to determine what information is considered confidential and should be destroyed, and which records should be securely stored. Take this avoidable stress off of your staff and shred everything.
- Conduct regular security audits to inspect what internal processes could use additional attention, and where positive changes can be made.
- Partner with A1 DATASHRED for all your secure, document shredding We offer a variety of options that can be tailored to your business needs.
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Contact A1 DATASHRED at 978-858-0200.