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4 Factors that Can Increase the Risk of a Data Breach in Naples

An open laptop in a dark room. The screen is full of two large columns of computer code

If you’ve been in business for more than a day, you know your data is the lifeblood of your company. Keeping it secure is how you keep doors open. The last thing you want or need is to have your passwords or trade secrets in the wind. 

Data security isn’t something that just happens. It’s not something that should be ignored. Here are 4 ways your company may be at risk of a disastrous data breach:

1. Known Vulnerabilities You’ve Done Nothing About

Companies hire expensive consultants to analyze the weak points in their security systems and procedures. These consultants provide documentation, meetings are scheduled, and the alarm is sounded. 

Unfortunately, most of the time, nothing is done to address these weaknesses. Many data breaches are exploited through known gaps more than a year old. 

The lesson: if you know there’s a problem, take action.

2. User Error and Misuse

A lot of trouble can be avoided through prevention. This truth means that you should probably go ahead and require the use of strong passwords. 

Train employees on the dangers of sending sensitive company data to the wrong recipients or falling for phishing scams. Building a stronger defense against data breaches frequently involves simple situational awareness and common sense.

3. Evolving Malware

Like when you cut and paste content from one application to another, hackers often use the same base malware code but change a few details from attack to attack. The result is that the malware still does the same terrible work, but the details are changed so that it’s unrecognizable by firewall software — until it’s too late.

4. Improper Document Handling

It wouldn’t be difficult for an interested party to rummage through the recycling dumpster that serves your company premises. Many such containers sit uncollected for a week or even two weeks at a time. 

Does that make you wonder how many sensitive documents you may have sitting there in that collection bin just waiting for anyone slightly more motivated than the average person to steal your company’s secrets?

At Shred Quick, we can help. We offer on-site bulk shredding services in the event that you need to purge an entire file room, and we can also install our secure, locked collection bins onsite for our route shredding service. 

Whatever the case, we come to you, and you can rest assured that your data is safe with ShredQuick. Schedule your shredding service today.

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