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Secure Document Destruction: 3 Can’t-Miss Tips to Make Sure Your Data is Safe



September 8, 2021



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Secure Document Destruction: 3 Can’t-Miss Tips to Make Sure Your Data is Safe

Secure Document Destruction: 3 Can’t-Miss Tips to Make Sure Your Data is Safe. Security breaches are a major concern for businesses and individuals alike. From large companies to small businesses, from corporations to schools, no one is immune. The last thing you want is your data in the hands of a hacker that could compromise your personal information. It’s important to make sure you follow these 3 tips, when it comes to document destruction, in order keep your data safe.

Use Professional Help

Whether you’re a small business or a corporate entity, you’re going to have to setup your own set of guidelines when it comes to confidential documents. At a large scale, though, these guidelines are universal. Your customer’s, business, and employee’s data should be confidential and safe, whether you’re at a large corporation or an indie business. In fact, it’s best for you to follow the guidance of the document destruction professionals. Someone who can guide you on things such as where to store your documents, what type of shredding consoles to use, frequency, and more. We will make sure you’re following the regulations, and you’ll be in a better position to keep your customer’s data safe. Start the process with a phone call to Healthcare Waste Management, we can advise you on the best process for your specific business needs.

Restrict Access to Sensitive Documents

You never know when someone in your company is going to need to access some documents or use them in a different capacity. For example, your employee may have to look up information about a client in order to put together a presentation. Keeping them behind a locked door or a password screen will help to ensure that sensitive data is safeguarded from the eyes of those that should not have access to it. It is best to have a policy of what, who, and when sensitive documents were accessed and in what manner. When the employee is done with the documents it is also best to have a return policy recording when the documents were returned or access was stopped and what happened after that, were they hard copies returned to a supervisor, were any copies made, was it electronic access and did that involve printing anything.

Destroy Your Old Documents

Protecting sensitive information, like your employee’s health information, bank account info, social security number, and more is paramount. Luckily, most businesses and corporations have appropriate shredding policies that are not only easy to understand, but easy to follow. If you are in need of a shredding service, contact Healthcare Waste Management today. We offer shredding solutions for large enterprise businesses as well as the small business. Having a reoccurring shredding service setup specific to your business needs is one of the most efficient ways to protect your most valuable assets, your business data.

Conclusion

When it comes to document destruction, it’s important that you follow the 3 steps outlined above. Having a professional shredding service can help keep your sensitive information private. It also provides an additional peace of mind that comes from the knowledge that your hard drive isn’t compromised, and any data on it is going to be destroyed with our hard drive destruction services.


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