WHAT TO SHRED
Are you giving competitors the scoop on your business activities? Do criminals have access to personal information about your employees, executives, customers, suppliers, and even visitors? If your disposal program includes a dumpster, a recycling bin, or a jam-packed file closet, the answer is a guilty “yes”.
This is the Information Age. If you have information, it is at risk.
$MILLIONS BEING STOLEN FROM YOUR DUMPSTER
Without the proper safeguards, information ends up in the trash where anyone can remove it. In fact, dumpsters are the most accessible and revealing resources in corporate espionage. Account numbers, Contact Information, Intellectual Property, Meeting Minutes, Personal Information, Research and Development…these are some of the more obvious documents that should be safeguarded. Less obviously sensitive are “daily trash” such as memos, phone messages, rough drafts, reports, and much correspondence. This information is especially useful to competitors because it gives them an in-depth look at your current activities, practices, pricing, suppliers, customers, etc.
If any of this information becomes available for unauthorized use, your operations will be compromised, your public image will be tarnished, and you face litigation. Don’t let it happen to your company!
DUE DILIGENCE: YOURS & OURS
Perhaps you manage record storage and destruction in-house. This is risky at best and may be viewed as negligent under law. Internal compromises (whether malicious or unintentional) are among the leading sources of proprietary information leaks. A bonded, licensed service from North American Shredding prevents opportunities to exploit access to sensitive information.
Merely hiring a destruction or storage contractor does not absolve you of legal responsibility for your confidential data. Likewise, a Certificate of Destruction is not a “bulletproof vest” in litigation. Selecting an under-equipped or dishonest contractor is more dangerous than having no service at all. Following a data leak involving such a contractor, an investigation could find you negligent if your selection process was not rigorous enough.
Don’t risk loss of business, prosecution or unfavorable publicity. North American Shredding carefully screens our members and holds them to superior standards. We urge you to research your choices, inspect our sites and conduct “drop-in” audits. You will find us operating at the peak of efficiency under strictly enforced security measures, every day, for every client. This is our promise to you and all the parties whose privacy you protect.