There are huge security concerns with document printing and destruction for employees working from home (WFH)

If you have ever been to a casino and pulled the arm of a slot machine, you’ve experienced the excitement of hearing, Ding Ding Ding! You’ve hit the jackpot! This is how metal detector enthusiasts feel every time they take a metal detector and walk along the beach, a local park, or even their own property. Metal detecting as a hobby is not only good exercise but can prove to be quite rewarding. It is often the most unlikely place where you will find the best treasures. And many times, they are right in your own backyard!

As working remotely becomes more of the norm these days, it leaves us with a lot to think about. Where are your companies’ hidden treasures being left uncovered for sleuths to find?

Consider printing… Do you have a policy in place for remote workers when it comes to printing company documents? Paper documents that are printed are no longer secure. Documents left on tables, countertops, or in cars are susceptible to being read by unauthorized individuals. This poses a security issue for your business as well as your clients. Policies must be created and discussed with remote workers on how to handle confidential and sensitive information.

The destruction of these documents should also be addressed. Having confidential information tossed in a garbage can leaves room for disaster. Requiring documents be shredded with a cross-cut shredder is worth the investment.

Afterall, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Don’t leave anything behind!

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First published in our February 2021 IT Radix Resource newsletter