On-Site Paper Shredding For Security

Written by Small Business Magazine on September 25th, 2018. Posted in Document disposal, Portland paper shredding, Shredding services

Information security is a bigger concern than ever, both with paper documents and electronic files. Corporate espionage, hacking, identify theft, and other crimes are carried out through the medium of digital and physical paper documents, such as financial reports and personnel files. In the wrong hands, this information can spell disaster for any big or small business or private individual. Identity theft is particularly common in the United States: in 2016, one out of every 16 American adults was the victim of this crime, and incidents of identity theft climbed 16% from 2015 to 2016, and may continue to grow from there. It is a big business, with $50 billion a year made from this crime, and corporate identity theft costs businesses $48 per year. It is clear, then, that good security is needed to prevent this devastating crime from ruining someone’s personal finances or those of a whole company, and on site document shredding, or to purge documents, is a solid solution.

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