Confidential shredding services in NJ is what Green Office specializes in. We believe professional paper shredding solutions are a crucial aspect of virtually any business, organization, or industry where potentially sensitive or secure information can be found. Naturally, we’re not the only ones who feel this way. According to a recent article on Lexology.com by the legal security professionals from Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler, the paper trail left behind by many businesses is one of the most common and damaging things that can be taken care of relatively easily.
“Despite predictions that computers would usher in a “paperless future,” it is undeniable that paper remains a large component of the typical office,” the article reads. “One study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that breaches of paper records still account for as many as 31% of security breaches.”
Another recent estimate found that physical means, such as dumpster diving, account for about 43% of security breaches. Approximately one out of every 10 people will be a victim of identity theft, which cost Americans nearly $21 billion in 2012 alone.
As the piece points out, electronic security is, of course, an increasingly important aspect as the world gets more and more digital, but there’s still no replacing confidential shredding, at least not until physical paper documents are all but eliminated in the office.
In addition to the chance of an internal, rogue employee stealing or utilizing personal/secure information they may come across, there’s also the plain and simple fact that things like that can get lost, misplaced, or accidentally dropped anywhere in the wide world. The article cites an example from this past April when sensitive personal medical information of NFL players was stolen from the car of a trainer who had left the files in a backpack in his locked car.
“All organizations should create policies for how all sensitive documents — electronic and paper – are shared and stored,” the article advises. “Adopting a written document retention and disposal policy for all records will help minimize the risk that your organization’s name will end up on in the news if trash bags burst open in a strong wind.”
Green Office can help you do just that with virtually no additional work from you. Simply invest in one of our secure documentation storage reciprocals and confidential shredding services.