Data breaches can have devastating consequences for businesses. In the digital age, information is a company’s most valuable asset and protecting confidential data is essential. When your business has confidential documents that need to be destroyed, it can be challenging to find affordable cost-effective solutions. However, with the right shredding services that reduce risks and protect your business at the same time, you can significantly reduce the risk of having your confidential documents leaked to hackers or unscrupulous competitors. To help protect your business from such risks and safeguard your sensitive documents before they get shredded, we’re sharing our top tips on how you can implement secure shredding in your business at an affordable price.
What is secure shredding?
As the name suggests, secure shredding is the process of shredding documents that are highly confidential. While the act of shredding itself is a robust way of destroying sensitive data and is universally accepted as a secure method, secure shredding goes a step ahead to ensure that sensitive information in the documents is completely unreadable by third parties. In other words, while conventional shredding ensures documents are torn into small pieces so that they can’t be pieced back together again, secure shredding takes it a step further by using specialised shredders that make the torn pieces completely unreadable so that the sensitive information in those pieces can never be pieced back together again.
Shredding process: From your business’s perspective
The shredding process goes beyond just physically cutting a document in pieces. It also incorporates relevant information such as the type of machine used to shred documents, the number of passes it makes to cut the paper up into smaller pieces, the size of the shredded fragments, and so on. While the type of machine and number of passes used to shred a document have no direct bearing on data security, the size of the shredded fragments does. In fact, the size of the shredded fragments is an important parameter when it comes to safeguarding data. Ideally, the size of the shredded fragments should be small enough to make them difficult to reassemble. The smaller the size of the shredded fragments, the less likely an individual is to be able to piece the shredded documents back together again.
The benefits of a secure shredding service
If you’ve opted for a secure shredding service, you can be sure that your documents are being shredded to the highest standards. You need to ensure the information in your documents is protected and can never be pieced back together again. Once the documents are shredded, they must be disposed of in a way that renders them completely unretrievable. If your business is handling sensitive data, secure shredding is the only way to ensure that the information in those documents is protected. In fact, shredding is the only way to ensure complete destruction of documents, which is mandatory in many industries, including healthcare, financial services, and government.
How you can ensure data security with DestroyR’s Secure Shredding Service
At DestroyR, we specialise in secure shredding, enabling us to shred documents to the highest standards. That means that your documents are completely unreadable once they are shredded, making them impossible to piece back together. Shredding documents is a cost-effective way to protect your business’s confidential data, as well as helping you meet the strict privacy and security requirements for destroying sensitive data. After your documents have been shredded, they are either recycled or disposed of in a way that renders them completely unretrievable. This ensures that your confidential data will never be in the wrong hands. DestroyR Secure Shredding is also ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001 and NAID AAA Certified. Call our team now on 1300 378 769.
Data breaches are on the rise and pose a significant risk to businesses that handle sensitive data. While conventional shredding helps safeguard against accidental disclosure of sensitive information, it does not guarantee complete destruction of documents.That’s why when your business has confidential documents that need to be destroyed, you should opt for a secure shredding service to ensure that the information in those documents is completely unreadable. At DestroyR, we promise to shred your documents to the highest standards, making them completely unreadable. If you’re looking for affordable and secure shredding services, contact us today by calling 1300 378 769.