Get your USB sticks destroyed! Sometimes, it’s the little things which trip us up.
You may be aware of the need to shred computer hard drives to wipe away all the confidential data on them, but what about all the USB sticks your staff have been using?
Often, they are used to transfer information between offices or between computer systems within the same office.
They could contain staff records including names, addresses, phone numbers, national insurance numbers, and banking details. These records may also contain confidential notes about medical matters or disciplinary issues.
They could also contain sensitive business information such as sales figures, income projections, plans for new sites or expansion, details of new products, or details of company restructuring.
Can you be sure you know where all those flash drives are right now?
Can you also be sure that they haven’t fallen into the hands of fraudsters, people who sell on data, or your competitors?
The same goes for optical disks and SD cards – all could contain confidential information.
You must ensure all these items are dealt with securely, or your business could be at risk of a large fine.
Get your USB sticks destroyed & What the law says
Under the Data Protection Act, any company which does not take adequate steps to protect the data of its staff and customers could face prosecution by the Information Commissioner – and a potential fine of up to £500,000.
Of course, they may also face a separate action for any financial loss associated with a breach.
Along with the financial cost, there is also the potential damage to your business’ reputation.
How much could that cost you in lost revenue?
Compared with all that, the relatively small cost of arranging secure shredding by a reputable company such as Taclus Confidential seems a very good investment!
Why choose us – a South Wales secure shredding company
Taclus Confidential holds the accreditations for ISO 9001:2015 for quality management and ISO14001:2015 for environmental management, and has been certified by independent auditors IQS for both.
We also provide our clients with certificates of collection and destruction.
Looking for a secure shredding service in South Wales? If you need advice on dealing with the secure destruction of flash drives, SD cards and optical disks, call our friendly and efficient team on 02920 676 714, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.