How Document Destruction Can Help Prevent Security Breaches

Monday, June 2, 2014 5:13 pm, Posted by Absolute Destruction

Every business, even a small or medium sized enterprise, has to be concerned with the security of their confidential information. From the personal data of customers to intellectual property to financial documentation, the amount of sensitive information that any business keeps on hand is staggering and presents a real threat to its integrity and trustworthiness.

There are many avenues a business can take to pre-empt any threat of a security breach, but any strategy must make certain that any unnecessary documents that could compromise a business are eliminated safely and securely. This is where a Document Destruction firm becomes paramount.

How Can Absolute Destruction Help?

By ensuring the safe and thorough destruction of your sensitive information, your business will be able to avoid many of the problematic situations that put you at risk.

The theft and copying of physical and digital documents are tremendous threats to any business. No matter what industry you are in, if your enterprise employs multiple people or even outside services, there is good reason to take precautions with your physical and digital documents. In Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report it was discovered that 18% of security incidents across a wide range of industries were a result of inside misuse. This could be intentional or unintentional, but the result is that even documents stored inside your offices can become compromised.

Furthermore, it goes without saying that the increasing prevalence of Crimeware, Spyware, and Adware attacks is a real concern for businesses that keep important information on their computers and hard drives. Cybercrime in Canada and the US costs businesses and individual more than $100 Billion annually. These types of attacks are very difficult to control and even spending a fortune on internet protection can ultimately prove fruitless. Employing a Document Destruction company to securely destroy and dispose of your digital information is an affordable and crucial step in keeping sensitive information from being mishandled.

The easiest way to avoid a data breach is to systematically and routinely destroy any sensitive information that could be taken advantage of. A reputable and trusted Shredding and Document Destruction company can help you safely minimize any threats. Our team at Absolute Destruction is keenly aware of the logistical factors that prevent businesses from taking necessary precautions and we will work with you on your premises to remove these threats for good.

At Absolute Destruction we take every precaution to avoid allowing your information to get into the wrong hands. We come directly to your offices so that you have peace of mind in knowing that none of your information was breached offsite and you can rest assured that the paper and electronic waste generated is handled with extreme caution and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

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