Securing your companies’ privacy is an issue…..
From copy machines around every corner to computers at every desk, office technology spews out tons of paper every day. In some ways, the information age is producing too much information, not to mention new regulatory requirements we must all deal with.
Fortunately, Destroyit and Tri-State Mailing has a solution for all those realm’s of paper that certainly doesn’t need to fall into unknown hands.
Shredding at the source – The essential security measure.
The F.B.I. estimates that U.S. businesses lose tens of billions of dollars every year due to theft of company data. All the electronic security measures in the world are useless if you’re throwing out confidential hard copies and disks by the truckload. Putting your trust in an outside firm to dispose of confidential data for you is not the answer. By outsourcing your company’s document disposal, you effectively relinquish control of the program. The surest way to protect your company from data or identify theft is to shred sensitive documents at the source-in the tempered steel cutting heads of a Destroyit shredder.
Proper destruction of information is a necessary business activity.
Today, all companies share the same risks. Identity theft is America’s fastest growing crime, affecting an estimated 700,000 people a year in the U.S. alone. Theft of company records is the leading source of identify theft and, by law, the company is responsible for any information about it’s employees or clients that leaks out. Increasing numbers of federally mandated privacy acts, such as HIPAA and Gramm-Leach-Bliley, are being enacted to ensure that sensitive consumer information is adequately protected. In addition, a company could forfeit its legal rights to defend company secrets and proprietary knowledge if it fails to protect that information through improper disposal. Simply put, failure to shred sensitive documents before they leave your control puts your entire business in jeopardy.