Now, a significant amount of business identity theft takes place right in these dumpsters, and paper files are far from the only target for identity theft criminals. You can use a software program to destroy your secure files, but this is not sufficient for full security.
The Dark Side Of Technological Advancements
It’s exciting to watch the new technology developments that take place every year. However, each new development means that criminals will become that much more tech savvy. This leaves businesses more susceptible to identity theft and fraud than ever. Electronic records are just as much at risk for theft as paper records.
Many companies assume that once they have erased data from a hard drive, it is gone forever. The reality is that until you've destroyed the drive itself, a criminal skilled in information retrieval may still be able to access the data. The only way to guarantee that data is not going to be compromised is to destroy the hard drive completely.
Document destruction is critical for any modern company, but it is especially important for industries that have large quantities of highly sensitive information in their databases at all times. These industries include manufacturing, financial, law, and medical. CPAs, banks, law offices, private medical practices, and hospitals face liability with clients when sensitive data falls into the wrong hands.
What Can Be Done To Safeguard Clientele?
UCI offers a range of document destruction services that go far beyond paper destruction. Our hard drive shredding device is intended to destroy computer and copier hard drives and disks, flash drives, back up CDs and DVDs, and other electronic waste. If you're ever in doubt about which type of electronic equipment or storage system to destroy, it is best practice to have it all destroyed. Paying someone to destroy these technology components may seem like a lot of hassle and expense, but it's better to be safe than sorry. You never know when an identity thief may strike your business.
UCI offers complete document destruction for companies of all sizes. Our employees must pass drug tests and undergo background checks to guarantee that your sensitive data stays safe. UCI is also a member of the National Association for Information Destruction, which means that we must follow their professional guidelines. We offer document destruction services at our Amarillo, Lubbock, and Wichita Falls locations. Amarillo also offers hard drive shredding services. UCI document destruction boasts convenience and privacy with intuitive, cost effective, environmentally conscious solutions. To learn more about UCI document destruction services, fill out the contact form on this page.