Debunking Document Shredding Myths

On November 26th, 2015, posted in: SAFESHRED News by

Shredded PaperAs we enter the autumn season, it’s time to think about cleaning house by getting rid of your company’s unneeded documents and records. However, what many people don’t realize is just how important it is to properly destroy sensitive data. For nearly 20 years now, SafeSHRED has been providing Commerce businesses and residents with excellent document shredding and product destruction services. While we have a clear understanding how vital it is to have your private information destroyed by the professionals, there are others who aren’t convinced.

Here is a list that details why teaming up with document shredding specialists is the best way to go.

All You Need is an Office Shred Machine

The idea of having an in-house office shred machine is ideal. Sure, you will have shred technology at your fingers tips but that doesn’t mean it’s what you ultimately need. Office shred machines can be costly to purchase but after that there will be constant maintenance and repair fees. The costs to just maintain it will only go up. Typical office shred machines only take a few sheets at a time which means if you have stacks of documents to shred, you may end up spending more time destroying paperwork than focusing on your daily work tasks. In addition, having an office shred machine does not mean that you or anyone in your company will be following the strict privacy laws. If no record of what was shredded is kept, the best route to go is with a professional document shredding company. With SafeSHRED, our prices are affordable and fair; we can destroy hundreds of documents within minutes using our state-of-the-art shred technology, and our technicians follow all federal and state laws.

A Data Breach Won’t Happen to my Company

Over the last few year, all across the United States there have been many reports of data breaches into different companies. In fact, over 150 million records have been exposed in the U.S. this year. Even if your company is as big not a large corporation that is nation known, don’t think that a data breach couldn’t happen. Your valuable business and personal information is what a data hacker wants. Make sure that you have strong anti-virus and anti-spyware software on your computer systems and you are using long, complex passwords that are hard to crack. Also, when you team with SafeSHRED, we will provide you will lockable bins and consoles. These bins and consoles will keep your documents and records secure until we arrive at your location to shred them.

No One Will Look for Documents and Records in the Tras

While it’s common to just toss away whatever you want in the garbage, at your place of business this is a major risk to you and your employees. Just because you place your old documents, records and other information heavy material into the garbage doesn’t mean your data is safeguarded. The truth is identity thieves will dig through company garbage looking for sensitive information on any piece of business material. This is known as dumpster diving. The best way to avoid this is bringing in the professionals to completely destroy all of your data. Our shred technology cuts up your documents, hard drives and other material into small bits that cannot be retraced by unwanted sources.

In the end, don’t risk anything when it comes to the security of your confidential information. For more information on how we can assist your Commerce business, call us at 1 (800) 987 4733.

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