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Shred-it Fraud Prevention

KEEPING BUSINESSES SAFE FROM FRAUD THE UNEXPECTED PLACES WHERE FRAUD MIGHT OCCUR Data breach = According to Shred-it's $7.2 million %24 in damages %24 2011 Security Tracker, 47% underestimate the consequences of fraud 47% of small businesses felt that a data The Ponemon Institute demonstrates that a breach would data breach could cost organizations an average of $7.2 million, and that doesn't include lost customers or reputational damage. %24 not impact their business. In order to keep your business safe from fraud, be aware of four unexpected places where it might occur: Offices: TIP #1 38% From small businesses to mobile workers, employees must be conscious of their data regardless Establishing a I security protocol and training staff in secure of small Canadian businesses don't have a protocol for securing and destroying data* of where their office is. Of the 2.3 million small businesses in Canada, document destruction 870,000 do not have a protocol for securing and destroying data* can help protect your business from fraud. TIP #2 57% LTJ Restaurants: A quick pit stop for coffee or a simple business lunch at your local café could leave you at risk of fraud. Don't leave your receipt on the table - of all information breaches and investigations occur in the food and beverage industry** ensure any records with financial information are given directly to staff. TOP SECRET Hotels: TIP #3 10% A quick overnight stay could put business travellers at risk of fraud. The hospitality industry accounts for 85% of information breaches Be careful what you of information breaches and investigations occur in locations such as hotels** leave in your hotel garbage - store all sensitive material in a safe place and investigations.** until it can be shredded. TIP #4 Cloud computing services are often located in countries Internet: From online shopping Carefully review security procedures and policies at a prospective cloud computing provider before placing any and banking to cloud with lax security policies that can lead to breaches of sensitive data computing, the internet poses a great risk to your information security. sensitive information on the cloud network. *Taken from 2011 Shred-it Information Security Tracker, powered by Ipsos Reid. **Trustwave Global Security Report 2011. Shred-it

Shred-it Fraud Prevention

shared by michee on Jun 07
A tip sheet informing business owners of the potential damage fraud can have on their business, where unexpected incidents of fraud can take place and how to prevent security/data breaches.





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