Identity theft is a serious problem in the UK. With more than 500 individual identities stolen every day, the chances are high that you – or someone you know – could end up becoming a victim of this unsettling crime. It’s not just individuals who are targeted by cybercriminals looking to benefit from pretending to be someone else but businesses too. From running up fraudulent credit to using falsely obtained financial details, the consequences can be severe. So, how can you protect your business from identity theft?
New Year’s Resolutions are an annual tradition. If you’re considering them for your business in 2019 then start by looking at your document disposal processes. Shredding is a new year commitment that your business will benefit from all year round. From legal compliance through to giving you peace of mind when it comes to security, there are many benefits that make this a resolution worth sticking to.
Effective data management is incredibly important today. It’s crucial for any business to have this under control, not just to ensure customers are protected but also to avoid attrition. Customers today are much more proactive when it comes to checking up on how businesses will protect their data – one 2018 survey, for example, established that 92% of consumers look at an organisation's data protection track record before choosing an institution to bank with. Plus, consumers tend to be put off using companies that have experienced data protection breaches.