Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:43 pm, Posted by Absolute Destruction
The high-profile incidents of cybercrime get a lot of media attention, but it’s important not to let them overshadow the very real but non-digital risks of privacy breaches. From a business perspective, it’s irrelevant whether a breach is of a digital nature or not.
The only thing that matters is that the company’s reputation is intact, and any sensitive or proprietary information remains confidential. For this, it’s important to be just as vigilant when guarding against non-digital privacy breaches.
Keep on reading to learn more about how the best professional shredders handle electronic data destruction effortlessly and comprehensively, giving businesses total peace of mind.
Pulverize, Don’t Just Discard
Today, people’s homes and offices are loaded with electronic devices that may be storing sensitive information that can’t get into the wrong hands
Just like paper needs to be shredded for it to be disposed of securely, not simply tossed into the garbage, the microchips on electronic devices need to be completely pulverized for the liability to be eliminated. This way it’s impossible to retrieve any sensitive information that was once stored on the device.
Right in the middle of privacy breaches from old-fashioned paper documents and the failure to protect against cybercrime is the risk of data being exposed from electronic documents. Make sure the microchips are pulverized fully, not just tossed into the garbage.
For trustworthy professional shredding, be sure to engage a company that is a member of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), the standard-setting body advocating for best practices in secure data destruction.
There are about 2,000 companies worldwide that are members of NAID. If you need secure and professional data shredding in the Greater Toronto Area, call a member of NAID like Absolute Destruction.
When most people think of recycling they may first think of paper waste, but e-waste also needs to be disposed of in a way that’s environmentally friendly. Adding to this challenge is the fact that some components in electronic devices may contain toxins, which require deft and special handling to dispose of safely.
We’ve implemented green-friendly practices in our business since our founding over 20 years ago. Look to hire a professional shredder like Absolute Destruction that has a long and successful track record of helping its clients reduce their carbon footprint.
Wide Range of Electronics
Some electronics like computers or phones are commonly associated with information storage, so they immediately come to mind when people think about potential data liabilities. But any electronic that stores information poses a risk, even if they are less obvious.
Here is a list of some of the common electronics we destroy:
- Hard drives
- Flash drives / USBs
- Photocopier and printer memory cards
- Data tapes
The world of business is changing quickly, but the need to guarantee privacy and confidentiality is as important as ever. Whether the threat is a digital hack by cybercriminals or your electronic data was breached, the essential thing is to ensure all private information stays that way.
Whether your company is legally obligated to keep information about clients or patients confidential or you just want to foster a stable business environment, call Absolute Destruction today for all your electronic data shredding needs