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How To Protect Your Important Documents

Any business will have important documents they want to ensure do not fall into the wrong hands. This could be vital customer information that could damage your reputation if it gets out, or financial information that you don’t want exposed.

Here are some of the ways you can protect your important documents to ensure your confidential information is protected.

Lock Them Away

The first way to keep your documents safe is to lock them away. While you might think your office or workspace in general is secure, you never know what could happen to them. Confidential information might be taken out of a bin or swiped off a desk.

So lock away any confidential information. This could be in secure desk drawers, locked offices or filing cabinets.

Digitise Them

The second method to protect your important documents is to digitise them. This way you will no longer have the original copies lying around to potentially be stolen or looked at. Digitise your documents by scanning them as PDFs, or potentially copy the information into new online versions.

Just be sure your digital files are then also protected! Ensure any computers/laptops are logged out of each day and you can also password-protect files so nobody can open them without knowing the password.

Store Them

Another method of keeping your important documents safe is to store them away. Self-storage facilities offer secure ways of hiding your documents and critical information away, normally coming with CCTV surveillance and secure locks.

Shred Them!

The final method we are going to discuss today is shredding your important documents. While it can be good to keep confidential information lying around in case you need it, there are also plenty of documents that you probably don’t need anymore.

You shouldn’t just throw them in the bin, as this isn’t a secure method of disposing of important documents. If you want to ensure your documents are properly disposed of, work with a reliable shredding service.

They will ensure all of your documents are shredded in a secure facility, reducing the risk of data breaches that could be detrimental to your business.

Document Shredding From Highlander Security Shredding

If you’re looking for a reliable way to dispose of and destroy your documents in Scotland, work with us at Highlander Security Shredding. We offer confidential shredding services and recycling services to our clients. We can offer you secure paper shredding bags that are self-sealing, so once the waste goes in you know it will never see the light of day again.

All of our confidential waste is shredded within 24 hours of collection, eliminating the risk of data breaches and confidential documents falling into the wrong hands. To find out more about how our services can help you, get in touch with us today.

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