If you questioned business leaders, you would find that they all believe the secure disposal of sensitive information is critically important. If you then asked them to describe how their organization ensures the secure destruction of that same information, they wouldn’t have a clue.
This is not their fault. They should not be expected to know. They have other high-level priorities on which to focus. What they might say, and what they expect, is that they have smart people who, like them, understand that sensitive information is the lifeblood of their company and who have therefore put the right policies, systems, and vendors in place to make sure discarded sensitive information is being properly destroyed.
At the other end of the spectrum are the frontline employees, who have very little control over secure destruction policies, systems, and vendor selection, and who are only going to do what they are told. Of course, doing what they are told also depends on the clarity of the directions they are given, a simple and convenient process, and a measure of accountability.
What is needed, therefore, is someone to bridge the gap between the business leader’s assumptions and the frontline employee’s apathy. And, in today’s world, creating the bridge requires a professional with the wisdom to align with the right service provider.
The vast majority of organizations outsource their data destruction needs to vendors that do it more securely and more economically than can be done in-house. This, however, in and of itself, does nothing to bridge the gap. To do that requires working with a secure information destruction service provider that is more than just a company with a website and a big machine.
Unfortunately, even when someone is responsible for hiring a secure destruction company, they cannot be expected to be an expert. The fact is that the secure destruction of sensitive information is usually a very small part of their job. They can’t know what regulatory compliance looks like. They may not know where to start when told regulations require written data destruction policies and procedures, and they are equally disadvantaged when it comes to developing the required employee training or documenting their vendor selection processes.
That’s when Shred Vault comes to the rescue. We pride ourselves on being more than order takers. We know what it takes for us to be compliant, and we also know what it takes for our clients to be compliant. We also have a world-class dedicated Data Protection Officer to answer any questions, keep us on track, and assist our clients.
And, unlike any service provider, we have the Shred Vault itself, a patented solution that provides a high-security, highly accountable data destruction solution throughout the region on a 24/7 basis.
Contact us today to learn more. Be the bridge and become a hero to the organizations’ leadership, customers, and employees. We promise you’ll be glad you did.
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