No matter what the nature of your business, the confidentiality of your files and the protection of your client data is your number one responsibility. A single data breach or disclosure of confidential information could leave your firm legally and financially liable, and a large breach could put you out of business permanently.
One of the best ways to safeguard your firm against these data breaches and unauthorized disclosures is through the thorough destruction of confidential files. Document shredding companies in Alaska seek to close the gap and help business owners of all sizes protect their data and prevent their confidential information from falling into the wrong hands. If you are thinking about hiring a document shredding company for your business, you need to consider a number of factors and shop around carefully. Here are five critical things to look for in a document shredding company.
On-site document destruction options
In most cases, it will be fine for the document shredding company to pick up the raw paper and take it to their facility. For high value information, however, an on-site shredding option is absolutely necessary. Look for a document shredder who is willing to work with you, one who can provide the options you feel most comfortable with.
The ability to shred hard drives and other non-paper products.
While the vast majority of the documents you need destroyed will be paper-based, you need a document shredder with the capacity to shred hard drives, thumb drives and other computer files. Need to know “What We Can Shred?” download our pdf file for reference.
The National Association of Information Destruction (NAID) is one of the largest organizations of its kind, certifying document shredding companies and holding them to the strictest standards. Make sure the document shredder you choose is NAIC-certified before you sign the contract.
Document shredders have two choices when dealing with their shredded paper. They can dump the shredded documents in a landfill or recycle them into useful products. Recycling is better for the environment, but it is also safer for you and your documents.
Some document shredding companies actually send their raw paper to far-off facilities, sometimes even overseas processors. Make sure the document shredding company you choose does all their shredding locally, and that they dispose of the shredded documents in the safest manner possible.
There are plenty of things to consider when choosing a document shredding company, from how the shredded paper is disposed of to how they operate and the standards to which they must adhere. Once you know what to look for, however, making the right choice will be a lot easier. The five considerations listed above can help you sort out the best and most reputable shredding companies from all the rest, so you can make the best decision for yourself, your company, your customers and your clients.
Why you should choose Shred Alaska?
Because of the brand we’ve built in the Alaska community.
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