In the modern era, we have access to all manner of digital devices and gadgets to make our lives easier. Unfortunately, we also have to live with newer and craftier forms of crime as well. Digital crimes such as identity theft, which has seen a steady increase in the last few years, are quickly becoming a harsh reality for many Australians.
Sadly, there is no full proof method of stopping these less than human thieves from taking your precious data; however there are ways to reduce the risk significantly. Many businesses and individuals are turning to secure document shredding services to destroy their old documents and keep them out of the hands of identity thieves.
Document shredding at a fully secure on-site shredding service will ensure your company complies with the latest privacy laws, protecting your staff, clients and overall reputation. As an individual it will protect your personal data from falling into the wrong hands, protecting you and your family from thieves, who can open accounts in your name, apply for credit cards and otherwise destroy your financial well-being. Alternatively, most shredding companies will offer offsite shredding services, and even provide safe transport.
Criminals can legally sort through any trash that is on the sidewalk; the government has not yet implemented any laws to stop this practice, which is why everyone needs to be responsible for protecting themselves, whether he or she is a business or an individual. Going to a secure shredding service will protect everyone and ensure that if thieves ever go through the bin, they’ll find nothing but garbage and hopefully leave empty-handed, and reeking of waste.
Using a secure shredding service can even benefit the environment. Documents shredded with IShred are recycled.
Document shredding with a professional service like IShred is more secure than just doing it yourself; thieves can restore the majority of information from paper shredded in personal shredders. Secure document shredding services provide secure bins that ensure no one can tamper with the documents and their heavy duty machines ensure that the data is indecipherable after shredding with the material then recycled to ensure it can never be pieced together.
Document shredding is a cost-effective and secure method of document destruction that provides minimal risk. It is a crucial and environmentally friendly safeguard in protecting individuals and businesses from the scourge of identity theft and all the issues that result from data breaches.