Ransomware has become the most common way for cyber criminals to attack businesses. In fact, around 60% of ‘malware payloads’ are now ransomware. This type of threat can come in two distinct formats: ransomware that blocks access to systems and the type that encrypts files and systems and holds them hostage until payment is provided in return for a decryption key.
Disposing of documents safely is something that most businesses have become used to prioritising. There may be many different motivations for this but at the heart of them all there tends to be one overarching factor: respect. Over the past couple of years the importance of data has been underlined by new regulation and by the experiences of those who have suffered the very public consequences of a lack of data security. That’s why respect for data is now one of the main motivating factors in why companies partner with a shredding service.
Data Security can involve all aspects of your business. From how you store or dispose of your physical documents and IT hardware. Recent regulation of GDPR 2018 is a regulation to make sure you have a process in place to protect personal information and how it is processed. The correct way of disposing of unwanted physical documentation and potentially IT hardware is a small but important aspect of how you and your business are GDPR compliant.