We waited until AFTER Valentine’s to talk about shredding and 3rd party relationships when it comes to the security of your company. Not properly disposing of sensitive records can put your company or your partner companies in serious violation of HIPAA compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley and many others.
Do you have a policy in place to ensure records stay out of the wrong hands? How do you shred documents now? Do your employees know what, how and when to shred? A great way to make it easy for employees to stay on task is hiring a recurring shredding service like Securshred to easily and securely take care of shredding. NAID certification makes certain that your documents are shredded in a secure facility. You can learn more about SecurShred’s NAID status at our website.
Yes, you can shred yourself, but often, employees get busy. It’s just as easy to throw that file box into the dumpster as it is to put it through that tiny office shredder you bought at Staples, right? You think you’re saving money with that $39.95 Office Depot shredder? Think again. The penalties for noncompliance are based on the level of negligence and can range from $100 to $50,000 per violation, with a maximum of $1.5 million per year for violations of an identical provision.
Is a $1.5 MILLION dollar risk worth saving $39?
We didn’t think so. Shredding with a NAID certified facility not only steps up your game, it gives you trust with B to B relationships along with your direct customers and clients. We’d be glad to talk to you about solutions not only for shredding, but digital and paper records storage, hard-drive destruction and smart device services as well.