Scary eyes of a man spying through a hole in the wall

…your sensitive documents!

It’s that time of year. It’s getting colder, the leaves are falling, and Halloween is almost here–but want to know what’s really scary? Two words. Data. Theft.

Don’t believe that that your small business is susceptible to a data breach? Think again. Identity theft is a growing problem. According to TransUnion, identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America with 9.9 million incidents per year. Even small businesses can be a target of ID theft—without a plan for protection, your business could be an easy target.

According to nonprofit organization idtheftcenter.org, in the year 2015 alone, there have been a total of 606 breaches with 175,492,082 records exposed. A recent study by IBM shows that the average cost for each record exposed is £154. For a small business this could be a huge expense! Not to mention the damage to your reputation.

Ways that sensitive information can be exposed:

  • Employees keeping, viewing or send sensitive files via non-secure devices
  • Throwing out devices without wiping them of sensitive data
  • Sensitive documents left out in the open and/or unlocked
  • Employees discarding sensitive documents into the trash or recycling bin

Studies show that executives are main data breach offenders. With lax data security protocols and the absence of an established procedure for employees to handle sensitive data within your organisation, your (and your clients’) data is at risk. Employees need concrete rules for handling data. Download our data security checklist to learn more.

Scared at the thought of the damage a data breach could cost you?  With CITD Ltd secure shredding service, you’ll add another layer of protection. We provide locked containers so your data is secure within your office and during transport to either the shredding truck or our secure facility.

Interested in our secure shredding services? Contact us now for a free quote!

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