Discover How Document Shredding Improves Your Security

Friday, December 20, 2013 4:27 pm, Posted by Absolute Destruction

Running a business generates thousands of documents, both paper and electronic, and improper handling of documentation could open you up to severe security risks. Proper document shredding is the best way to go about ensuring tight business security. Having a professional document destruction company handling your sensitive data in a timely way is a very effective but often overlooked method of keeping your business secure and your staff and clients’ privacy safe. All data destruction companies are not created alike though so it is vital to work with a company that specializes in handling data properly and goes above and beyond to ensure your data protection.

Leaving your old documents around could lead to stolen identities and/or bank information and a variety of other huge security risks. Once information thieves have the stolen data in hand they can get to work compromising both personal and business accounts by hacking the computer network, creating new ID’s for illegal use and interacting illegally with bank accounts and credit card companies. Stolen data has the potential for creating real financial ruin. Digital data storage methods utilize passwords and firewall protection, but a skilled hacker can break through these barriers in no time. This is especially true of old data that is no longer vital to your current business needs, but which still exists on your server. Older data may be protected by older security methods, ones that can be easily bypassed by a determined thief. Having digital data properly destroyed ensures that skilled computer reconstruction experts don't rebuild your hard drive and recover your sensitive data.

At Absolute Destruction document destruction we provide comprehensive data destruction services that mean you won’t have to spend time worrying about some of the risks we have just mentioned.  We will come to your job site and destroy your old paper and electronic data for you. Our on-site services give you the opportunity to see this delicate information destroyed before your very eyes. The dated certificate of destruction you will receive after our crew has done their job will guarantee that the information no longer exists. You can then rest easy in the knowledge that your company has done their due diligence in managing your data properly.

Because the need for document destruction is sometimes a new concept to businesses and individuals it might be helpful for you to have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions web page before you decide on the right service for you. For instance, are you aware that reputable data destruction companies are members of NAID (National Association for Information Destruction)? NAID is “the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services. Suppliers of products, equipment and services to destruction companies are also eligible for membership. NAID's mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies”.  Members of this organization are given credibility as to their standards of practice and authenticity.  You should always check for the NAID credential when researching data destruction companies.

Best of all, the destroyed paper and electronic storage material will be recycled after being destroyed. We won't simply throw away the items that you give us; instead, our expert recycling services will break them down and reconstruct them into all new paper and electronic storage devices. This can help your business cut back on its carbon footprint and help the environment.  If you are still not sure which destruction services may work best for you please take a few moments to read up on some of the options at http://absolutedestruction.ca/commercial_services.php, then contact us to request a quote and we will work with you to make sure you get your documents destroyed and shredded according to your business needs.

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