Document, Hard Drive & Media Destruction for IT Professionals

Information Security is More Than Firewalls. 

As an IT professional, you are often seen as the nerve-center of your organization. From network architecture and management to application development and deployment, you are responsible for keeping intruders out and confidential information in.

While the bulk of your security responsibilities may deal with firewalls and security infrastructure, you have a unique opportunity to further your organizations’ information safety in off-site environments as well.

Take your organization’s information security to the next level with our hard drive and media destruction services, paper shredding and recycling, and our helpful privacy policies and protocols – all designed to keep your organization’s confidential information confidential.

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Protecting your confidential information isn’t just good business, it’s the law!

Most businesses that work with private and confidential information are heavily regulated and governed. And laws designed to protect identities, financial data, and personal privacy come with strict rules – and strong fines for violating them. We can help you stay compliant.

In addition to your industry regulations governing information privacy, here are a few of the key information security laws that also apply.

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards

Aims to enhance security for consumers by setting guidelines for any company that accepts, stores, processes, or transmits credit card information. The act focuses on improving payment security throughout the transaction process created by the major payment card brands.

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Governs how private sector organizations collect, use, and disclose personal information. The act requires organizations to adopt secure physical destruction of personal information to safeguard against any loss, theft, or unauthorized access.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Applies to all companies that handle the personal data of EU residents, including companies that are established outside the EU if they offer goods or services to EU residents or monitor their behaviour.

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards

Aims to enhance security for consumers by setting guidelines for any company that accepts, stores, processes, or transmits credit card information. The act focuses on improving payment security throughout the transaction process created by the major payment card brands.

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Governs how private sector organizations collect, use, and disclose personal information. The act requires organizations to adopt secure physical destruction of personal information to safeguard against any loss, theft, or unauthorized access.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Applies to all companies that handle the personal data of EU residents, including companies that are established outside the EU if they offer goods or services to EU residents or monitor their behaviour.

Learn to Recognize the Risks.

As an Information Technology professional, it’s safe to assume that most electronic material you or your employees handle contain some form of confidential and sensitive information.

If you create, collect, or dispose of these types of electronic media, you and your organization could be at-risk for an information breach.

  • Old Computer Hard Drives
  • Retired Server Hard Drives
  • Smartphone Memory
  • Obsolete External Hard Drives
  • USB Keys and Flash Drives
  • Photocopier and Network Printer Hard Drives

The Shred-it Advantage: Leading in Secure Document Destruction

Shred-it protects organizations' information for their people, customers and brands. With 30 years of experience, our primary focus on document security helps ensure your confidential information remains confidential. We offer paper, hard drive, and speciality shredding services. 

Service Reliability

With the largest shredding fleet and the largest service footprint in North America, we are where you are. 

Security Expertise

With the most NAID AAA certified mobile/on-site and plant-based facilities, we keep your information safe. 

Customer Experience

With the highest customer satisfaction among all vendors, we are 100% committed to your protection and satisfaction.

Don’t Underestimate the Risk of a Paper-based Data Breach

42%

of disclosed data breaches were physical—including document theft—in 2021

Verizon, Data Breach Investigation Report, 2021.

4 out of 10

business leaders

rate the risk of an attempted data breach in the next 12 months as a ‘4’ or ‘5’ on a 5-point risk scale

Stericycle, Data Protection Report, 2021.

 


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The 2021 Shred-it Data Protection Report (DPR) goes into depth to analyze the perceptions and practices around information security across various industries. Learn more about how businesses can protect their organization from information security threats.