You wouldn’t leave your business laptops or phones without security, would you? So why would you ignore the need for the secure shredding of your confidential documents?
Online security has become so important these days. It’s vital to ensure our systems aren’t hacked, our passwords cracked, and our data and money stolen. The problem is, we still live in the physical world where the data in documents could compromise our systems if stolen, land us a large fine, or destroy the confidence our clients have in us.
When you put it like that, hiring a secure shredding service for your documents is a small price to pay for peace of mind.
Here are 4 compelling reasons to invest in secure shredding for your business
- Your documents could make it easier for electronic systems to be accessed.They could contain useful data for hackers who are looking to crack your passwords. No matter how many times you tell them not to, some people will still write them down or print them out and keep them on their desks! Make sure these passwords don’t fall into the wrong hands. Hackers could also obtain your written-down policy on when and how passwords need to be changed and use that to infiltrate your systems.
- Your business probably can’t afford a large fine for allowing the breach of confidential data.This could be customer or staff data, or even data relating to a supplier. Information about bank accounts, names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, national insurance numbers, and addresses are often contained on documents such as invoices, staff contracts, bills, letters, and personnel files. Under the General Data Protection Regulation, a business where there is a serious breach of data security could be faced with a fine of up to 20 million Euros or 4% of the worldwide turnover, whichever is the larger.
- You can’t afford the loss of reputation.No customer is going to come back to use you again if their data has been stolen. Once that happens, word of mouth can quickly turn against your business and that can cost you dearly in lost sales or fractured relationships with your best suppliers.
- Insecure shredding could make you complacent.Some businesses and organisations have found that using a simple office shredder is not enough to protect their confidential and sensitive data. A documents which has been shredded this way can still be put back together and the information on it used against your business. A secure cross-shredder, where the documents is shredded into tiny pieces different ways rather than in simple strips, and by vetted staff, is a far better option.
Why you should choose Taclus Confidential – A South Wales secure shredding company
We offer confidential paper waste, removable media, and hard drive destruction services at affordable prices.
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.
Taclus has also been selected as the confidential waste management partner for Keep Wales Tidy.