With the invention of the modern computer more than 50 years ago, and the dawn of the internet some 20+ years later, we have, as a society, become dependent on the technology that once was thought to be only for the elite scientist or silicon valley engineer. Our entire economy and social structure thrives on computer and internet technology. And, while we thrive and continue to have the ability to make global impact because of this world-wide technology spread, we also have experienced the negative side of this interconnectedness. The dark side of computer technology and the internet has, and will continue to, affect individuals, small businesses, and large corporations.
This ‘dark side’ can take many forms…viruses, identity theft, account hacking; all malicious activity that is of a criminal nature. Identity theft poses a large threat as the activity tends to have a direct negative impact on not only large corporations, but the trickle-down to the consumer-level, the you & me’s of the world, is evident and personally felt. Having your personal information compromised is an event that can affect you emotionally and financially; it’s a very invasive act and it can be messy to clean up.
Document Destruction, a company that primarily focuses on combating identity theft through the destruction of documents, is aware of the growing need for increased cyber security. The startling trends in cyber attacks, identity thefts, and account hacking has brought the need for a cyber security product to the foreground.
Introducing: Document Destruction’s Readiness Pro (powered by CSR Privacy Solutions.) Readiness Pro helps prepare your business to prevent loss of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and ensure there is a plan to follow if a data breach happens at your organization. It’s almost impossible to completely avoid a breach. Proactive detection and correction can go a long way to prevent loss and further fallout due to reputation damage, lost sales, fines, lawsuits and prosecution.
If your business actively shreds all documents, enrolling in Document Destruction’s Readiness Pro is the next best step to protect your company, employees, and clients. Also it should be noted that State, federal and international laws require businesses to protect the PII of employees, vendors and customers. Penalties for noncompliance can include fines, prosecution and even jail time.
Set up as an online self-assessment tool, the Readiness Pro program will help you review, revise, and revisit your business processes for handling the personally identifiable information of your customers, employees, and vendors. For more information about the Readiness Pro program and instructions on how to protect your business, visit Document Destruction Readiness Pro.