01 Oct Why Shred?
Document Shredding 101
New York Secure Document Shredding Services
Identity theft and unauthorized disclosure of private information has reached epidemic proportions. According to the Better Business Bureau, last year alone this crime claimed more than 8.9 million victims. But information theft is not just something that affects consumers. The FBI estimates that information theft costs American businesses as much as $24 Billion in losses each and every year.
With over 40 federal laws mandating that all businesses, healthcare facilities and financial institutions protect the confidential information of their customers, clients and patients, it is imperative that you establish a shredding program. Failure to do so can expose your organization to severe fines, bad publicity and lost business.
Click here for a synopsis of the major privacy laws.
What To Shred?
New York Secure Information Destruction Services
Here is a list of the type of confidential information that absolutely should be shredded. Protect your organization from security breach now!
Account records and ledgers
Bids and quotes
Corporate tax records
Disciplinary reports and promotions
Formulas, product plans and tests
General service information
Health and safety reports
Maps and blueprints
Microfilm and microfiche
New product information
Plastic credit and ID cards
Research and development reports
Supplier purchase orders
Test scores and class rosters