When you think about the security of your business, you probably don’t think about what happens to your products after they’re used. But if you don’t dispose of them properly, your products could end up in the wrong hands, which could be disastrous for your business.
Here are some ways that your products could end up in the wrong hands:
1. You Sell Your Products To A Third-Party Vendor Who Doesn’t Destroy Them Properly.
When a business sells its products to a third-party vendor, they expect them to be destroyed securely and adequately. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Recently, a significant fallout was discovered when a business had not securely destroyed its products before selling them to a third-party vendor. As a result, the effects were sold to the public and posed a severe health risk.
If you are considering selling your products to a third-party vendor, make sure that they have a track record of securely destroying their products. Otherwise, you could end up facing similar consequences.
2. You Donate Your Products To A Charity Who Resells Them Without Destroying Them First.
When a business donates products to a charity, they should be resellable so that the charity can continue to operate and help those in need. Sometimes businesses donate products that are damaged or recalled and must be destroyed. This hurts the charity but wastes resources that could have been used better.
3. You Throw Your Products Away In The Garbage, And Someone Rummages Through The Trash To Find Them.
It’s common knowledge that when you’re finished with a product, you should throw it away. What happens if someone rummages through the trash to find them? They could get their hands on your personal information or resell your product. So before you toss that phone or laptop in the garbage, be sure to destroy them securely.
4. You Leave Your Products Out In The Open, And Someone Takes Them Without Your Permission.
Leaving your products out in the open can be risky, especially if you’re not sure who might take them without your permission.
People might unknowingly leave their products out in the open, and someone takes them without asking. In other cases, people might deliberately leave their products out in the open with the intent of someone taking them. No matter the situation, it’s essential to be aware of the risks of leaving your products out in the open.
The Solution Is Simple: Secure Product Destruction
Protecting your business is essential to ensure that your products are appropriately destroyed when they’re no longer needed. That way, you can be sure they won’t end up in the wrong hands.
If you’re unsure how to destroy your products correctly, contact SafeSHRED. We specialize in product destruction and can help you ensure that your products are disposed of properly. We can even recycle the materials from your products, so you can ensure they’re not harming the environment.
Contact SafeSHRED today to learn more about product destruction. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you ensure that your products are disposed of properly!