Security for your company - tips to stay protected!
Detecting a security breach is extremely important. Reducing the impact for a security breach, or the loss of confidential information, can minimize the harm that can be done with a breach.
A security breach can be anything from lost data, to intellectual property and can be harmful to a company brand and decrease customer trust. Being prepared is key, in the unfortunate event than a security incident ever occur. Through process, technology, and the people in your company, you can be better prepared and focus on early detection.
The following guidelines can help you, and your company, ensure you are ready in the event that a breach may occur:
- Have a comprehensive security breach response plan in place at your company
- Use incident data that is collected, to improve security
- Provide ongoing security training for all of your employees
- Dispose of any unnecessary data in your workplace by shredding and recycling electronics not in use (Use Mobile Record Shredders to shred in Colorado)
- Review and continuously update your antivirus and database security software
- Make security a priority in the culture of your company
- Enforce security process and policies in your company
Make sure your company is protected. Let us help you be ready in the event that a security breach occur.
How did shredding become a reality?
It was once extremely uncommon for documents to be shredded by non-government entities. Until a 1984 Supreme Court case ruled that information can be seized through a defendants trash receptacle without warrant. As soon as this ruling was made this became a very large concern about liability and the vulnerabilities that it was creating for those not properly destroying their documents.
The United States Federal Trade Commission estimates that over 9 million cases of identity theft occurs per year. It is recommended by the federal government that individuals defend themselves against identity theft by shredding any document that contains personal information.
Furthermore, privacy laws such as HIPPA, FACTA, and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, require companies to properly destroy personal documents to avoid the unauthorized disclosure of personal information. If these documents are not properly destroyed, the law now says it carries both criminal and civil implications if not properly destroyed.
The following documents are examples of what should be shred:
- Social Security Cards
- Birth Certificates
- Copies of Wills
- Death Certificates
- Marriage Licenses
- Divorce Papers
- Military Records
Shred for your safety, yourself, and your employees. Contact us for more information about how we can help save you.