Files and Documents to Shred to Cut Cyber Liability Risk
Everything is connected through the world wide web, so it’s important that you reduce your risk of cyber liability.
Most small businesses handle a fair amount of personal information–files, documents, and statements from clients and employees that include credit card info, names, addresses, email, and Social Security numbers. These are a goldmine for hackers, and if you don’t want to leave yourself open for an attack, it’s important that you create a system to carefully store them. To avoid cyber liability, here are a few tips on what you can do.
- Get Rid of Old Tax Records
Tax returns are obvious targets for thieves, but it you’re like many small business owners, you may be tempted to hold on to every return since you first opened your gig. Take note: tax records that support the cost of assets owned should be retained for three years.
- Shred Your Documents
Throwing them out into the recycling bin won’t do the trick as dumpster divers will easily find them. Make sure to shred your documents and put them in separate bags. This will make it that much harder for anyone to ever find the documents.
- Delete Old Correspondences
Your inbox is likely full of sensitive information that could ruin you or a client. Go through your inbox and delete the email you no longer need or have already stored in a secure file. Remember to delete them permanently from your trash folder as deleting them once doesn’t do the trick.
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