Internal Shredding is Risky business

pulp-shreddingInternal Shredding is Risky business

A lot of organisations clear out unwanted material in the summer when the office isn’t as busy with holidays. The majority of companies opt to handle this internally themselves, using an office paper shredder and a willing colleague in the office.However the frustrations of dealing with a jamming shredder and also the security risks should not be underestimated.

The reality is that this way of shredding is extremely time consuming and using office shredders can greatly increase the chance of your confidential information falling into the wrong hands.

There has been loads of stories relating to serious security breaches hitting the press, it’s understandable that organisations want to protect themselves from a potential breach.  The first step is to ensure that unwanted confidential paperwork is securely destroyed. The majority of paper waste is sensitive and needs to be destroyed regularly or on an annual basis. By having a regular shredding service, you are ensuring that all material is protected and destroyed so that the company, the employees and the customers are protected.

If you are looking to make your confidential information secure you should adhere to the following guidelines.

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Strip Shredding Is Not Secure

Every company needs to be sure all the material is shredded and never be pieced back together. Most office paper shredders cut documents into strips. The pieces of these documents can be easily reassembled, either manually or with readily available computer software programs, leaving businesses exposed to a potential data breach. All the material shredded by Pulp Recycling is cross cut to the European Security Shredding Standard EN15713 Level 3 (onsite) and Level 4 (Offsite).This ensures it can never be put back together

Time Wasted

Employees view shredding as an administrative chore that simply slows them down from their workload. Shredding document after document is a time consuming task – in fact it has been estimated that it takes an employee five hours on average to shred 23kg worth of documents, compared to just under a minute taken by Pulp Recycling to securely destroy the same amount.

Personal Shredding is not safe for your business

 In the event of a data breach or privacy violation, it is likely that you will be asked to provide proof that the information was securely destroyed. By using an office shredder, this simply isn’t possible. When you outsource your shredding to Pulp Recycling, you will receive a Certificate of Destruction.

Employee Exposure To Sensitive Information Increases Risk

 In many organisations, the shredding process is viewed as an administrative task to be handled by a junior employee, meaning that sensitive and confidential information is exposed to unauthorised individuals. Pulps onsite shredding service we will call to your premises and shred the material at your premises while you can watch through a CCTV monitor until the last document is shredded. All Pulp customer care reps are Garda vetted . By employing Pulp shredding services expert, documents can be easily posted into a locked console, eliminating valuable time wasted at the shredding machine.

Office Shredders Are Not Indestructible

Surveys conducted that the average office worker can use up to 10,000 sheets of paper each year, and of course much of this material is sensitive and must be shredded. Physically shredding piles of documents not only takes up valuable time, it can also cause office shredders to break down. A basic office shredder can’t always handle staples, binders, paperclips or other materials used to hold documents together and while the shredder is out of use, reams of sensitive and confidential information inevitably builds up, leaving your business vulnerable to a potential data breach.

If you want to find out how our accredited customer service can help you, call us at 01 462 5540 or 021 4590100 also you can contact us directly through email.

It’s quite simple, using a paper shredding service saves you money. Your old data is confidentially shredded, giving you security and peace of mind. Our recycling policy is good for the environment. Pulp Recycling is the shredding company for you.

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