Be wise this holiday season

There’s more to data breaches than lost or stolen paperwork; information can be taken from computers, laptops and USB sticks. However, it’s estimated 80 per cent of data breaches still stem from human error.

To ensure your companies’ data is managed and disposed of securely this holiday season, follow these three simple steps:

  1. Data protection policies should be reviewed regularly to ensure they are up-to-date and compliant with current legislation.
  2. To eliminate the risk of human error, implement a “shred all” policy so that staff are not confused about what is confidential information.
  3. Make sure all members of temporary and permanent staff understand what is expected of them to reduce the risk of breaches and ensure the consequences of not protecting sensitive data are fully understood.

For more wise words on how to dispose of company information safely and how to meet regulatory requirements, visit out RIM Insight page.