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Why Data Security Should Be Priority #1 for Your Flex Workers in Naples

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, remote workers were like leprechauns, unicorns, or that pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Many people had heard rumors of their existence but hadn’t known or seen one.

Today, that has changed (the remote workers, not the leprechauns, gold, or unicorns). The world of remote work is here, with a record 1.5 billion people now working away from their workplaces. This type of flex work has many advantages for employers and employees. 

However, it’s also created a need for enhanced data security measures. In fact, data security should be the top priority for flex workers and their employers. Here are some reasons why:

The IT Challenges Are Complex

Managing a remote (or flex) workforce introduces many unknowns, especially from an IT perspective. Routers and modems in homes are usually less secure than corporate ones. They are easier to compromise, putting sensitive information at a higher risk of being breached, hacked, or leaked.

Also, many corporate VPNs aren’t capable of handling such significant increases in remote access. This can create a bottleneck in productivity patterns and complicate IT security tasks.

Electronic Communication Is Risky

Emails, texts, and online chats increase during remote work as face-to-face encounters disappear. These activities magnify the risk of sensitive information falling prey to hackers, phishing scams, and data breaches. The likelihood that communications will contain more personal information and sensitive data also increases with remote work.

Video Conferencing Glitches

Solving the electronic communication problem might seem simple. You might think that video conferences would be the solution. However, that option is quick to drain the bandwidth of many networks. This leaves flex workers no choice but to defer to written electronic communications.

Sensitive Documents Out of the Office

Many of those electronic communications will need to be printed, meaning they’ll also need to be disposed of at some point. Tossing all that paper into the trash is hurtful to the environment, and it’s also very risky. Anyone can access documents thrown in a trash bin, including records with classified information printed on them. 

Call on ShredQuick

ShredQuick can visit your flex worker’s home and securely destroy documents on-site with our document shredding services. We can perform a one-time bulk shredding service or set up a paper shredding schedule.

Also, we’ll give you or your employee a certificate of destruction (CoD) for your records. Contact ShredQuick to dispose of those papers responsibly and improve your data security!

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