01 Feb Working from home? Use Greenway’s Residential Shredding Plan.
Are you working from home more often these days? Whether you are fully remote or working in a hybrid office environment, Greenway invites you to consider the benefits of our Residential Shredding services.
According to the PEW Research Center, the Coronavirus Outbreak has forever changed the way many Americans work.
Most of these workers, if given the choice, indicate they prefer to continue working exclusively or primarily out of their residences. These statistics are based on surveys of 10,000 American adults. In some cases, their pre-pandemic places of employment are now closed or otherwise unavailable to them.
The primary security concern among at-home teleworkers is cybersecurity.
“Since home connections are less secure, cybercriminals have an easier entry into the company network. Furthermore, the explosion of various online tools, solutions, and services for collaboration and productivity have the bare minimum of security default settings, and updates from third-party vendors can change security preferences and be easily overlooked.”
Without the immediate context of an office, threats such as phishing and ransomware can also more easily evade corporate defenses. In short, “humans are the weakest link in any organization’s cybersecurity protocol.”
While new cybersecurity processes for a distributed workforce may involve additional steps than in-office systems, they do not have to hinder productivity.
For example, access management solutions include multi-factor authentication (MFA) and single sign-on (SSO) capabilities. MFA simply involves an additional step when employees log in. SSO makes it easier for employees to log in to several key applications at once. SSO also allows IT administrators to easily adjust permissions to prevent unauthorized access. These small steps provide additional security.
Proper security and destruction of documents generated in a home office environment are critically important.
Maintaining the privacy of employees, customers, clients, and business partners requires embracing remote security measures.
The helpful work from home data security checklist includes a reminder to shred sensitive documents before discarding them. Committing to residential document shredding is part of an overall security process that also includes:
- Strong unique passwords for each account and device
- Automatic software updates enabled
- Verifying any requests for sensitive information (think before you click)
- Separate work and personal data (don’t use personal devices for work tasks unless you can log into a secure VPN)
- Secure your home network using separate passwords for the network vs. the router
Greenway Shredding and Recycling offers a reputable and affordable residential shredding service.
Greenway’s document destruction services are designed to protect your company’s sensitive information while practicing environmental responsibility. We offer fast, friendly, and reliable paper shredding. It’s more than our business- it’s our mission and commitment to 100% customer satisfaction. All our document destruction services are HIPAA-compliant.
Today, it is more important than ever to protect your company, employee, and client information. The courts have ruled that once you place your material into a trashcan, recycling receptacle, or dumpster, you lose all privacy rights to that information, no matter how sensitive or proprietary it is. Laws governing public domain protect the people taking the information – NOT YOU!
Your organization must comply with laws and regulations that require protection of certain information and how it is destroyed when discarded. This goes for in-office and remote employees. An increasing number of laws require organizations to shred or face steep fines.
With the development of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (GLBA), and The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003 (FACTA) shredding of documents has become the recommended method for the handling of sensitive documentation.
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Greenway Shredding & Recycling is a family-run business that is locally owned and operated. We offer services with NO CONTRACTS because we want to earn your business.
Greenway is committed to providing superior value with efficient, dependable, friendly, and trustworthy service. All our document destruction services are HIPAA-compliant.
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