Who cares about document shredders in a digital world? You should. We were supposed to have gone paperless by now, right? Rubbish. Paper rubbish, in fact.
You and I both know that we use as much paper as ever. We sign up for electronic statements and then print and file them, along with important emails, financial documents, etc. Paper documents are more plentiful than ever, and they pose a significant risk of workplace identity theft and data breach.
According to a recent study conducted by the ASBI: 80% of large organizations surveyed indicated that they had experienced one or more data breaches over the previous 12 months. 49% of those breaches involved the loss or theft of paper documents. The average breach recovery cost $7.2 Million!
Many businesses fail to realize is that paper documents pose just as much of a risk to an organization as electronic documents.
Shredding is the most concrete form of identity theft prevention and the only way to help ensure that all confidential information included on paper documents remains just that…confidential.
I also know how important it is to find a quality shredder and one with cross-cut capabilities that fits your offices’ individual needs. Watch the video for more tips on proper shredding.
Not all paper shredders are created equal
I only use Fellowes Shredders. Here’s why:
- Fellowes, Inc. is the leading shredder manufacturer, which means that it has a shredder for every situation, home or office. It is an established, reputable company that stands behind their products with research, warranties and education.
- Fellowes shredders come with 100 percent Jam Proof technology, which means that they work when you need them most.
- I love the SafeSense feature, which disables the shredding device if human fingers get too close. That makes it safe for my young kids.
- They provide confetti shreds that are less than 2”, making it nearly impossible to re-construct the document.
- They last!
Want to find out which shredder is right for your unique office environment? Use this Fellowes Shredder Selector Tool.
John Sileo became America’s leading Workplace Identity Theft Speaker & Expert after he lost his business and more than $300,000 to identity theft and data breach. His clients include the Department of Defense, Pfizer and the FDIC. Learn more about bringing John to speak at your next event by contacting him directly on 800.258.8076.