Securing customer data is an important measure that every small business owner should take seriously. There is always an identity thief who is ready and waiting to pounce on data that has been carelessly disposed of, whether it is outdated or current information. Data destruction is an important service that can be used to eliminate records and data that you no longer need. This process involves permanently securing and destroying personal information stored on all data-bearing equipment and devices, including cell phones, tablets, computers and/or laptops. You can achieve this by shredding or demolition. Here is why small business owners should care about data destruction.
When running a business, there is a lot of sensitive and valuable information involved in your operation. This could include data analytics regarding your business’ performance, along with information regarding product development. If any of this bit of information was to be obtained by someone who got access to a piece of hardware you threw in the dumpster, it could do considerable damage to your business.
In today’s world, there are very few businesses that do not collect customer information, particularly if they have an online store of some kind. Customer data includes name, address, date of birth and credit card information, and it could be harmful if your customers’ personal data was exposed because you did not do what was needed to secure it. Not only could your customers’ information be used for fraudulent activities, but you could ruin your reputation, lose public trust and set your business back by scaring away customers.
Your employees are your company’s most important asset, and you have a duty to keep their personal information secure, from their banking information to their social security number. You collect a lot of sensitive information from your employees and they trust that you will keep it safe. If this information is provided to the wrong person or gets lost, it could have serious consequences.
There are different laws/regulations governing particular industries, regarding the proper disposal of electronic data storage media. Seeking the service of a data destruction service ensures that your business remains in compliance with all major Federal, State and industry regulations.
Data destruction is something that your small business needs. You have a duty to yourself, your business, your employees and your customers, to protect all sensitive information related to your business operation. Pressing the delete button is never enough. That’s when you can turn to Corporate Destruction Solutions – with over a decade of experience with data destruction, we offer a state-of-the-art, on-site hard drive shredding, electronic recycling, and magnetic data erasure/degaussing. Contact us online for more information, send Phil Saraiva an email or call us at 877-868-0041!