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Geneva, IL Shredding Services

When most people think of shredding, they automatically default to paper or document shredding. However, the number of documents being transferred to digital formats takes the concept of shredding to entirely new levels. The technologies that we store critical information is now viewed as a priority for destruction, and as we attempt to transition to a paperless society, and with the addition of state and federal laws regarding protection of proprietary and customer/patient data, every business is being faced with the requirement for both document and digital shredding. To accomplish these tasks on a high security level, organizations are turning to licensed, professional data destruction companies for shredding services.

Why Shredding Services Are Important

Breaches may be most known as those accomplished by hackers that break into a network, however, criminals will attempt any form of theft to access proprietary and personal information. One of the easiest methods of theft is insecure disposal and re-use of devices that have reached end-of-life and are replaced by newer technologies. Tech savvy criminals can buy these devices on eBay, look for them at nonprofits where they are donated, or buy them at bulk commercial locations where they are sold for parts. Patient, customer, client, and company information is held on these devices when an organization simply assumed that “deleting” would get rid of the data.

Organizations that use their own in-house strip shredders to save money have found that criminals have accessed the strips and re-assembled them to expose sensitive company and personal information.

 

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Geneva, IL Document Destruction

Security for business proprietary information includes both document and data destruction. Prioritizing document destruction has become less important as we have made a global transition to digital formats. Criminals are keenly aware of a more relaxed attitude regarding documents and have recognized that targeting companies that give less attention to document destruction is an easy way to gain access to all their information. If you have a business in Geneva, IL you need to take the kind of precautions to protect your client and organizational data using a professional document destruction company.

There are several federal and state laws that require all businesses to take actions to protect and secure customer and patient information. Beyond the Data Protection Act, there is also HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) for those in the healthcare industry. Lack of compliance for proper document destruction can result in fines, loss of reputation, and potential business closure.

Cyber Security Includes Documents

When anyone thinks of cybersecurity they think of networks, computers, technologies, devices, and the internet. Today’s cybersecurity experts also include documents as part of the levels for consideration for protection. Every business in Geneva, IL needs to recognize the damages that identity theft could do to their company if criminals gained access via their internal documents. When documents are poorly destroyed or not destroyed at all they can allow thieves to have the potential to open bank accounts, misrepresent their business, make financial deals, sell client/patient databases as well as confidential company information to competitors and on the dark web.

Document Destruction Services Saves Money

Office space is costly and using a professional document destruction service in Geneva, IL can eliminate the need to have secure storage of old and outdated documents. The use of record storage companies has shown that some are secure to comply with legal requirements as well as carrying a high price for storage. The price to try to do in-house document destruction involves shredders that overheat and staff time to remove clips and destroy the documents based on the limitations of the shredders. Professional document destruction services are cost-effective, efficient, and offer security at reasonable rates.

 

Geneva About

Geneva is located at 41°53’9″ North, 88°18’42” West, 36 miles west of downtown Chicago. Geneva has a total area of 9.994 square miles, of which 9.75 square miles is land and 0.244 square miles is water.

 

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Geneva, Illinois Information

Geneva is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Illinois. It is located on the western side of the Chicago suburbs. Geneva is part of a tri-city area, located between St. Charles and Batavia. It has a population of 21,809. The area experienced rapid population growth from the late 1980s through the mid-2000s as the Chicago suburbs spread to the west.

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