Security threats can occur from outside of your company through data breaches, or in house through lack of care and human error. Having the highest possible security policies is vital to maintaining a secure working environment where there is a reduced risk of sensitive information being shared with the wrong people.
Create levels of security and permissions
Restricting permissions and access to data is an effective way to increase your in-house security by ensuring at the first level that no one without authorisation is able to manipulate, access or remove data. Keep your paper documents in a lockable veneered capsule to ensure that no one without a key can remove the documents. Limiting access to the fewest people as necessary can dramatically decrease the risk of data being leaked to harmful sources and breaking data protection laws.
Consider all media in-house
You may have passwords and systems, but unless you also sufficiently destroy all hardware that you no longer need, confidential data can remain vulnerable. It is important to damage hard drives and other media to the extent where no information remaining on them could be recovered. Choosing a shredding company that also gets rid of media is a quick and simple way to take care of your destruction needs in one go.
Eliminate risks before transporting data
There are a number of benefits to on site shredding over off-site shredding. The most important is that destroying the paper documents before they are transported off site reduces the risk of them being intercepted by unauthorised personnel. Shred-on-Site’s engineers also provide a certificate of secure destruction to guarantee the process has been completed, which can be observed by companies if they wish to check for themselves.
Concerns about in-house security
The public are becoming more and more conscious of their data being kept private, and failure to do so is breaking the law within the UK. This can result in large financial consequences as well as legal issues that can cause damage to the company’s reputation and long-term standing.
If you are concerned about your in-house security and want to discuss your requirements, get in touch today on 0800 181 4106.
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