October 15, 2019
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and there is no better time learn more about how to protect your organization against potential threats.
Shred-it’s 2019 Data Protection Report revealed consumer confidence in data security is very low, with more than half (60%) believing their personal data and information is less secure than it was a decade ago. Consumer trust is also fragile, with nearly one in four consumers (23%) saying they would stop doing business with a company that experienced a breach.
This should come as no surprise, given two-thirds (68%) of businesses reported that their organization experienced at least one data breach in the past 12 months. This troubling statistic comes courtesy of a new report from Shred-it titled Security of Confidential Documents in the Workplace. The survey, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, reveals the cyber security and physical security mistakes employees and managers make that may be contributing to a rise in data breaches.
The shift to a more modern workplace, with organizations embracing remote and flexible work, is opening employers up to new security challenges too. However, this same shift also gives organizations a new opportunity to educate employees about how to protect against potential physical and digital breaches.
Protecting Your Company's Data
The good news is there are steps every organization can take to protect themselves from threats, no matter where their employees are located. Here are a few tips to keep your modern workplace secure:
Start Protecting Your Modern Workplace
Keep your modern workplace secure with the help of Shred-it. Learn more about how we can protect your documents and hard drives , by contacting us to get a free quote and security risk assessment.