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What is Business Sensitive Information

What is Business Sensitive Information

What is Business Sensitive Information Most businesses produce and handle sensitive information as part of their daily operations. According to the Privacy Act, sensitive information is all records containing commercial information, banks statements, financial and legal information about the business, associates, employees and customers. Moreover, any record that identifies an

5  OFFICE SPRING CLEANING TIPS​

5 OFFICE SPRING CLEANING TIPS​

5 OFFICE SPRING CLEANING TIPS There is not better way to start spring than a spring clean. When winter finish some allergens  may stay at your office. Think about it, the use of heaters with close windows is the perfect environment for germens to thrive. It is well known that

5 Tips to style your home office

5 Tips to style your home Office Because you deserve a beautiful space to work Working from home can be stressful or can be delightful, it all depends on different personal factors. Some of us have kids, and when we work from home we have to split our attention between

The stress only business owners experience

Business Owners Face More stress Being your own boss comes with the perk of not having to answer to anyone, the sense of freedom, and the possibility of creating something bigger than you. However, running your own business puts a lot of pressure on you. You have to multitask, manage

NSW drivers security threatened by a new data breach

NSW drivers security threatened by a new data breach

Over 100,000 NSW drivers were affected by a new data breach on government agencies. In the first week of September information was made public that personal data of over 100,000 NSW driver’s license-holders might have been compromised, when a cloud base folder storing personal information was left open through an

5 Tips for marketing your small business on Facebook Successfully

5 Tips for marketing your small business on Facebook Successfully

Being on Facebook is a must for all small businesses, with over 1,8 billion active users  Facebook is the leading social media platform in the world, from millennials to baby  boomers, all generations expect their brands to have a social media presence on  Facebook. But the vast majority are not

HOW TO HANDLE THE CHALLENGE OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AND A HOME-OFFICE?

HOW TO HANDLE THE CHALLENGE OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AND A HOME-OFFICE?

Working from home can be challenging, but when our beloved children are on school holidays, it becomes even harder.  Here there are some tips to help you to balance your home-office with your parenting duties. LET GO OF STRICT SCHEDULES While planning ahead activities and tasks, it is crucial to

HOW TO DECIDE WHETHER YOU SHOULD SHRED DOCUMENTS BY MY SELF OR HIRE A PROFESSIONAL COMPANY

You should address the following questions before you can decide whether you should shred documents by your self or hire a professional company. You should address the following questions before you can decide whether you should shred documents by your self or hire a professional company. Do I have a

DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION METHODS PULPING YOUR DOCUMENTS

DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION METHODS PULPING YOUR DOCUMENTS

DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION METHODS PULPING YOUR DOCUMENTS There are different secure document destruction methods, one of the most important is pulping, which consists in destroying documents using water and bleach. Destroying your documents properly is crucial to protect your business security and your customer’s trust. 1.0 Find a trash bin To

Is your Busines Oblige to Follow the Privacy and Confidentiality act?

The Follow Privacy & Confidentiality act covers all small business that works trading Personal Data,  handle personal information, or is in under the Privacy Regulation 2013. As a Concequence The Privacy Act must be followed by any business in the next categories: Health Services commercialize personal information any contractor under

COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR SMALL  COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS

COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR SMALL COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS

The Covid-19 economic impact for small companies and individuals across the world has no precedents, disrupting supply chains, putting the business out of work forced by the distancing measures, and changing the economics rules worldwide. Small business and Self employees have been among the most affected segment of the Australian

Is it time to destroy your old uniforms?

Is it time to destroy your company’s old uniforms? Do you have a policy in place to return identity materials from previous workers? A uniform associates a person with the values of an organization. But what happens when an employee is terminated and still has the uniform? Recently, there has

The Office Shredder: Risks and Hidden Costs

The Office Shredder: Risks and Hidden Costs

The average office shredder seems like an inexpensive way to destroy confidential documents. But the office shredder can be risky and more costly than you may think. The impact, of becoming victim to identity theft, fraud and other fraudulent crimes is substantial to business. Hidden costs and risks of shredding

How to implement a workplace shredding system that works and is good for the environment

How to implement a workplace shredding system that works and is good for the environment

What better feeling than safe-guarding your sensitive information and doing your bit for the environment? Secura Bags process is super environmentally friendly and in fact approximately all of the material that is shred in our secure locations is recycled on a daily basis. Recycled paper is paper that has been

Creating an End of Financial Year Paperwork Ritual

Creating an End of Financial Year Paperwork Ritual

Meeting the deadlines of the end of financial year reporting often leaves a paper trail of chaos behind. As business owners struggle to meet critical lodgement dates, they neglect to set their own deadlines for the clean-up required once the fiscal year-end fiasco is behind them. And, this could be

Your Trash may be an Identity Thieves Treasure

Your Trash may be an Identity Thieves Treasure

An obscure paper document may seem innocent to you. However, it could in fact contain just the right piece of information for an identity thief to impersonate you and conduct fraud. Leaving you financially exposed to debts from erroneous credit cards or personal loans taken out in your name. All

Security And Your Documents: How To Keep Uninvited Eyes From Accessing Your Documents

Security And Your Documents: How To Keep Uninvited Eyes From Accessing Your Documents

  Businesses have a lot of data to be maintained and protected. Every business has a set of documents being created from time to time that contain highly sensitive and confidential information. These documents, once not of any use, can’t be simply thrown away. They need to be disposed off

Why Thousands Of Australian Businesses Are Investing In Document Shredding

Why Thousands Of Australian Businesses Are Investing In Document Shredding

Document shredding is gaining high popularity in today’s fast developing era. For those of you under a misconception that today’s world of technology means that all the data breach can happen only via electronic means, you are wrong. Yes, over the years, newer ways of data breach have popped up,

The 3 Golden Rules For Ethical And Secure Document Destruction: A Closer Look   

The 3 Golden Rules For Ethical And Secure Document Destruction: A Closer Look   

  If you are planning to destroy sensitive information or get rid of unnecessary piles of pages, document destruction is the perfect way to do so. Agreements, T&Cs, statements, letters, etc. contain a lot of important decision, and if not appropriately destroyed, it can lead to information being leaked. The

5 tips to improve the safety of your business

5 tips to improve the safety of your business

  Managing the day to day of a business is already complicated enough to have to solve incidents and security problems. Reduce all document management costs in your business and contact us today to schedule our visit to pick up your documents. All the paper is recycled after destruction, so

Business Protection 101: Keeping Your Documents Safe And In The Right Hands

  The data breach of any kind is always a piece of bad news for any firm or business. With the fast-growing economy and development of newer businesses, there has been an increase in data breach cases too. It is wrong if you are thinking about the only technology-related data

Cut To The Chase: The 5 Industry Secrets They Do Not Want You To Know

  Be it personal or professional, and there are secrets to be hidden or destroyed at every moment. People need to destroy the sensitive information to ensure that it doesn’t end up in wrong hands. Document shredding Gold Coast helps you in keeping your secrets with yourself with reliable destruction

Secure Shredding And Everything You Need To Know

Secure Shredding And Everything You Need To Know

  A vast amount of paper and files are big trouble to deal with, store, and manage. If your business keeps these documents beyond the ethical obligation, it can turn out to be very troublesome. You need to be aware of the application of rules in your state or area

Why Is Document Destruction Important For Your Business?

Why Is Document Destruction Important For Your Business?

  When it comes to sensitive information, it’s essential to keep the information secure. It’s a significant threat if you end up holding on to the documents you no longer require. This can be a threat to your business identity as well as a problem for a data breach. Take

Ethics and Document Destruction: 8 Precautions Businesses Must Take

  What does ‘data’ actually signify? It can be defined as a set or record of information which can be on media or recorded. Businesses thrive on the vast number of documents they have. Essentially, the disposal of documents is also a major concern faced by any organisation. Here comes

Destruction At Its Best: The 5 Secrets Of Effective Document Destruction For Your Business

Destruction At Its Best: The 5 Secrets Of Effective Document Destruction For Your Business

  Every organisation is a subject to theft, industrial espionage, and even vandalism. It’s one of the reasons why security problems are on top priority. There are many swirling stories about the theft of confidential information and how it gets to the wrong hands. With the information boom in today’s

The Ultimate Guide To Smart Document Disposal

The Ultimate Guide To Smart Document Disposal

  Why is document shredding important? Be it companies or industries, documentation is the method used to store information of the company or clients. Important details like bills, expenditure sheets, financial statements, budgeting plans, employee and company files, manufacturing details, delivery addresses, contract deals, property papers etc. are all documented

Secura Bags: your Green Shredding and safe recycling option!

Secura Bags: your Green Shredding and safe recycling option!

Protecting the environment should be a priority for every business and individual, and responsibly disposing of unwanted paper documents is a great way to minimise our environmental footprint. Recycling paper helps reduce deforestation and prevents paper ending up in landfill and creating greenhouse gases as it decomposes. However, standard recycling

A paperless age? Don’t believe the hype!

A paperless age? Don’t believe the hype!

In our digital world it might be surprising to learn that most people still prefer to use paper documents, particularly when it comes to one of the most sensitive aspects of daily life — their finances. A recent US survey revealed that 70% of consumers would rather manage their finances

Why protecting privacy matters for every business

Why protecting privacy matters for every business

With ever more private information being collected by businesses and other organisations, and with threats like hacking and identity theft growing, it’s no wonder the mishandling of sensitive data is big news these days. Careless storage or disposal of documents can devastate a business’s public image. Lawmakers around the world