On a day to day basis, public sector organisations tend to process more information than private sector organisations. Without the right security measures in place, that large amount of data could pose a threat if it ends up in the wrong hands. This being the case, the public sector is a big target of information theft, which further magnifies the importance of having the correct security measures in place to protect your business.
It seems that more frequently data breach stories hit the headlines. The recent TalkTalk hacking demonstrated that even the most established large corporations need to be aware of their security all the time, and they need take measures to prevent occurrences like this. The general public are becoming increasingly aware of the security risks that they take when providing data to businesses, which is why you should have a strong data protection scheme in place and shred your documents onsite, to show them that you are committed to keeping the data confidential.
A growing number of businesses are beginning to go green after customers are beginning to expect them to take responsibility for saving the planet. Many companies are at least starting to consider more seriously the environmental impact that they are having on the Earth and how this can be reduced. Since over 12.5 million tonnes of paper is used annually within the UK alone, and less than 70% is recycled, it’s important for each of us to do what we can to reduce paper waste. An easy way for businesses to do this is to implement a paper shredding policy.