In today’s business world, companies have more valuable records to maintain than at any other time in history. At the same time, those same businesses are targeted more often than ever before by hackers and others who want to get their hands on those documents for all the wrong reasons. It’s essential that businesses take steps to be sure those vital records are kept secure or destroyed properly.

There have been many examples in recent years of improper and negligent disposal of confidential documents that’s led to data breaches affecting millions. To prevent this, various laws and regulations have been created to protect important documents and other records.

Businesses today need to adhere to HIPAA, FACTA, GLB, SOX and more. When businesses fail to meet these regulatory requirements, they can face stiff fines, legal action, and a public relations nightmare, not to mention ID theft.

Having a trusted shredding and destruction resource is vital. Look for one that is NAID AAA Certified for secure shredding for paper, computer hard drives and all forms of magnetic media. Meeting NAID standards requires a records management firm to pass an additional 17 audit points compared to on-site mobile shredding trucks. In addition, the entire operation is protected by state-of-the-art security and the process is videotaped and stored for 90 days.

Stevens & Stevens Business Records Management is NAID AAA Certified. No matter what your document or media needs, Stevens & Stevens consistently implements a strict chain of custody process and your records destruction is documented with a Certificate of Destruction.

For more information on secure records destruction, visit SSBRM.com or call (855) 573-3900.

 

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