As society continues to evolve and advance, many aspects of the way a business works are continually changing, too. One of the biggest priorities for companies moving forward will be determining the best strategies and secure document destruction services.
According to InformationSecurityBuzz.com, Iron Mountain and AIIM recently released a new report that found those who manage and maintain company’s information — records and information managers — will face a slew of new challenges that includes document shredding and traditional paper shredding solutions.
The report found that security and data privacy skills will be among the most sought after by the year 2020, with 50% of respondents indicating that they expect their people to have competent data privacy skills by that time. It also suggests that, as we continue down this path, the lines between information technology (IT) departments and records managers will become increasingly blurred.
“Organisations the world over share common goals when it comes to managing information in an increasingly digital universe: they want to keep it secure and compliant while being able to analyse and extract its full value for business competitiveness and growth,” said Sue Trombley, managing director of thought leadership at Iron Mountain. “For the records and information managers at the heart of this, it’s no longer enough to be a competent records manager. It’s time for them to evolve into next-generation information professionals with stronger technical, analytical and management skills and the confidence to think, mediate and guide.”
While secure document destruction will continue to move more into the digital realm, there will still be the need to actually shred physical documents. One study found that 43% of security breaches are caused by physical means, while 3% of all paper documents are filed incorrectly.
Overall, at least 57,868,922 records were put at risk in 2013 alone. Today, there are more and more ways to infiltrate systems digitally, which is why investing in the destruction of that kind of information will be crucial as well.
The year 2020 may still be a ways away, but you need to protect yourself now. Trust our professionals, who have the experience in these sensitive matters to make sure the job gets done correctly.