Data Security while working remotely
Post pandemic many of us or people we know have found themselves working remotely part time or full time. A prominent survey from 2022 found that 51% of employees were willing to consider working from home. Most employees love the lack of commute but are often unaware of the potential data breaches to keep their work-related documents and data safeguarded.
The focus on alleviating remote work data breaches is employee training related to shredding services and e-waste shredding services. Data breaches are often the result of employee error. Proper employee training can limit and reduce the potential for data breaches. Implementing a clean desk policy is paramount. Have all classified or confidential documents filed or locked away after the work day is over.
An incident response plan should also be implemented. When an employee sends a confidential email to John A. instead of John B. management needs to immediately be notified and addressed. If a breach occurs your staff will already have procedures and protocols in place and can follow every step to rectify the existing breach. Undocumented data breaches can lead to litigation and reputation defamation.
Hire a professional shredding service
Embassy shreds everything in a mobile on-site truck at your residence or business. The other option is drop off shredding service where the material is brought to a secure Embassy facility and shredded by an industrial commercial shredder. Each Embassy location is 100% secure. We are licensed and bonded, NAID certified and provide regular background checks on all our employees. We utilize cross-cut shredders and provide hard drive destruction services. We send all shredded paper to a mill in Mississippi where it is 100% recycled paper.
It is estimated that remote work will only grow in years to come. Any remote work policy should outline data retention and shredding policies for those that are working remotely. How often are the employees utilizing a professional shredding service. Are their external hard drives and flash drives using a 2-step verification system. What about email verification settings and email security settings? These are all things to consider if you begin working remotely or your employees begin working remotely. If your employees only generate a few documents then a one-time shredding service at their home or residential may be the best option. If they are generating a higher volume of paper then a regularly scheduled shredding service may be considered.
Embassy can schedule your shred pick up around your busy schedule. We will even meet you somewhere to pick up your shredding.
Embassy can keep your information secure for any staff that is working from home.
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