If it’s “out with the old, in with the new” for your office this week, you’re probably filing away your 2017 records. Now, YOU may know what to keep and what to toss, but do your employees? Remarkably, 34% of data breaches were caused by employee accidents in handling data.
The best defense to an attack, is educating your workforce. Companies like NPI created a program called “Canopy Workforce Defense” designed to educate your workforce into utilizing staff-oriented security measures. If you’re looking for some strategies to get your employees in tune with their inner shredder, take a look at some of these ideas:
It’s always a good practice to teach your employees to be mindful of what a hacker may find valuable:
– 2017 Client Inactive List
Just because they’re inactive to you, doesn’t mean there might be some juicy pieces still left on the bone. Shred, Shred, SHRED IT!
– Internal Phone Directory 2017
If you have contacts, emails, home phones for internal employees pinned up on your bulletin board, shred this one, too.
– Post-it Note Passwords
If you have these in plain sight, a trained social engineer LOOKS for these tidbits to access a treasure trove of data. Use a password protection program like LastPass to keep passwords and other identifying information under wraps.
– 1992 Client Files
Yes, it’s tempting to toss these overboard, right? Besides, you need a larger conference room and these boxes are just taking up space, right? WRONG! SecurShred can not only store your documents, but also offers scanning services to keep your records in their NAID certified facility.
Give a call to find out the best way to protect your precious data securely with SecurShred.