Despite a move tow
toward a more digital
tal and mobile workplac
shows paper is here to sta
workplace, a recent survey
shows paper is here to stay, with most businesses
reporting hard copies of documents
will either increase or remain the same. As
a result, it is critical that businesses protect
their information in all forms while ensuring
they have the correct policies in place.
Three common practices routinely put
businesses at risk of a security breach, so
it’s imperative to avoid these common pitfalls.
An awareness of these bad habits can
help businesses protect themselves and
their sensitive information.
Recycling paper in blue bins: Although
the documents are ultimately recycled
and destroyed, they are exposed
while in the blue bin. A fraudster can easily
remove assets from the bin and use the
information for their own purposes. To
keep your information secure, use locked
secure consoles. These will keep the information
irretrievable and keep it secure
until it is ready to be destroyed.
Leaving things on desks: Documents
left on desks are not always secure, as
anyone can easily come by and see con-
information and puts you at risk of a security
breach. It is wise to implement a
clean desk policy that requires everyone
to ensure that their desk is clear when
they are away from it.
Only shredding documents that have
might be enough, but it is best to shred
all documents if you want to guarantee
that no information is compromised in
Shred all documents if you want to guarantee
that no information is compromised
in the process.
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