Organize & Protect: 3 Tips to Start the New Year Right – There’s no better time than right now to get things in order. Here are a few tips to assist you on how to organize & protect you and your business in 2022.
Now that the holidays have officially passed and we are entering a fresh start and a New Year, it’s time to think about cleaning and organization. There’s no better time than right now to get things in order. Most businesses have moved files from last year to the back of the storage cabinets (and hopefully shredded the older items!) and along with a fresh slate comes the need to refine and improve processes to better protect your business and your customers.
One thing that has not changed much is how incredibly persistent hackers and fraudsters are. They are still finding ways to steal data and perpetrate attacks. It’s so important to have every protection in place.
Here are a few tips to get you started on organization and protection in 2022.
Take Time to Clean
Proper cleaning that involves paper waste should be done slowly and with purpose. It’s not as easy as just crumbling and tossing old stuff into the trash can. You should be reviewing each document and evaluating it before deciding where to move it. Is it outdated and no longer needed? Does it contain personal and sensitive information? This will determine if it should be shredded and disposed of professionally.
Don’t Forget Digital Files
While clearing clutter out of our physical space is certainly refreshing, it’s important to also take time to clear digital clutter. All the files on your desktop and save to your systems can leave you up for potential breaches if not properly disposed of. Everything from hard drives and USB sticks to outdated electronics should be disposed of with a responsible waste handler to ensure destruction and privacy.
Training & Review
As you and your team are working through cleaning and organizing for the New Year, it’s important to also conduct a review of your processes and provide updated training for staff so they know the importance of shredding. Privacy concerns affect everyone and proper disposal of all materials is required for ultimate protection.
From same or next day shredding services to on- and off-site pickups – call Legal Shred for professional shredding to ensure absolute protection of your confidential information.
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