So we all know that secure document destruction is important. But just how important is it to your organization and the peace of mind you are providing to both clients and employees?
Just ask the Alaska Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). After a portable USB drive was stolen from an employee’s car, the DHHS paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ a settlement of $1.7 million.
In October, the Vermont State Employees Credit Union admitted to inadvertently throwing away two encrypted backup tapes. Although they didn’t get slapped with a large of a fine as the Alaska Department of Health, the VSECU is still obliged to notify the 85,000 members and provide a year of free credit monitoring.
That’s why Phillips will provide you with all of the secure document destruction needs for your organization. It’s about more than just having a document shredder at your facility. If you are a business with secure documents that need daily destruction, consider your peace of mind with secure shred bins from Phillips at your location. When they are full, simply call us and we will bring our mobile shredding truck to your location where you can witness the document destruction. Phillips can also assist with hard drive destruction from your copier or multi-functional device. We even provide you with a certificate of destruction for your records.
You’re still not convinced? Consider this.
Ponemon Institute released a survey conducted on “average” companies from all vertical markets and discovered the following costs per employee when a data breach occurred:
Education = $142
Retail = $174
Transportation = $196
Industrial = $235
Healthcare = $240
Financial = $247
Communications = $334
Are you wondering what kinds of documents need secure storage and destruction? Bank statements, Human Resource records, customer lists, marketing or advertising plans, out-of-date sales literature and Accounting invoices, just to name a few.
Remember that your organization is legally responsible for all information gathered through any collection method and then disposed of. Employees, past and present, have a legal right to have their personal information protected by shredding before it is discarded. Call us or visit our website to find out how we can help! 800-538-7500