3 Steps to Create an Information Security Plan

It seems as though every week, we hear about new security breaches. Whether it be an email server, a restaurant, or a larger institution, no one is safe from hackers until it’s too late. No matter the industry or the number of employees within the firm, increasing security is necessary for all businesses. Whether you are planning for future protection or are implementing a plan because of a breach, security and efficiency go hand-in-hand when protecting your business. Below are three ways to create an information security plan and ensure that your business runs efficiently.

1. Use Strong Passwords

The first step in protecting your information is creating strong passwords that are changed often and unique to each platform. Having the same password for every device and login makes you susceptible to hackers because they can access any account they choose once they have your password.

Don’t share your passwords with anyone or leave notes around the office with passwords written on them. Doing so only makes it easier for your passwords to fall into the wrong hands. Instead, consider investing in password management software for both business and personal use. Password managers will securely store your passwords and help you create unique and strong passwords that you won’t have to worry about remembering yourself.

2. Protect Sensitive Data with Vault Storage

All businesses have paper. No matter how environmentally friendly organizations try to become, some documents must always be accessible. Storing documents either onsite or offsite should be secure, and only those authorized should have access to them. Protecting classified information, whether it is having a filing cabinet or a document cage,  will protect your business and ensure documents are up-to-date and in order. ​

R4 Service’s document management and vault storage offerings can help protect your business’s critical data and sensitive information. Our state-of-the-art storage facilities have centrally monitored security and surveillance systems to give you peace of mind knowing your important documents, computers, hard drives, and other data are in safe hands.

3. Destroy Old Documents

One of the simplest ways to protect from a breach is to destroy any documents that are not needed. Having an onsite shred location guarantees information will not fall into the wrong hands and is an easy way to implement a recycling program in your office!

If you have large shredding jobs or just need some additional assistance, R4’s shredding servicescan help. Our shred trucks service the greater Chicagoland area and are equipped to handle any job, big or small, right from your parking lot. Our facility also offers shredding and hard drive destruction services so you can quickly and safely dispose of old sensitive data.

R4 Serivces Is Here to Help Improve Your Business’s Security

Every company should take steps to strengthen its information security. By taking the necessary steps to avoid security breaches, you will decrease the risk of identity theft and hacks and improve your workplace’s efficiency. 

Ready to strengthen your business’s security? Contact R4 Services today.

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