The novel coronavirus crisis continues to take a toll on lives, livelihoods, economies, public health systems, and businesses. Organizations, professionals, and educational institutions that transitioned to a remote environment within hours of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, remain in a virtual mode with their operations for the most part. By now, most businesses have ironed out the initial hiccups related to inadequate infrastructure, poor connectivity, or lack of a dedicated workspace at home and started accepting the emerging realities as the ‘new normal’. While both, individuals and business are adapting remarkably well to these emerging realities, it is important to remember that all privacy, security, and safety laws are still crucial during the pandemic. Alongside, there is also a spike in identity theft during the pandemic, as unscrupulous elements exploit the current vulnerabilities.
At Crown Information Management, we believe it is more important than ever to protect your confidential and sensitive records from fraudsters and cybercriminals. Our information management experts share the areas where you need to be vigilant in order to remain compliant with the applicable regulations.
Protecting your digital and physical records from phishing attacks, fraud, identity theft, ransomware, and breaches is imperative for safeguarding the privacy of your employees, clients, and business. However, in the new remote working scenarios, there are a few other challenges.
This stress and distraction are exactly what miscreants are counting on for intercepting critical information. This includes Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Protected Health Information (PHI), or other sensitive business data, such as financial reports, staff and customer records, and intellectual Property (IP).
Here are some of the newer areas to watch out for:
Hackers will devise more and more sophisticated methods for accessing valuable confidential information and data threats will continue to multiply. In order to protect your business from non-compliance related legal issues, fines, or reputational challenges, you need to tighten up data protection and information security protocols.
If you are looking for end-to-end record management solutions or secure shredding services for your physical or digital records, partner with a SOC1, NAID AAA and PCI Certified company, such as Crown Information Management. Whether it is sorting, indexing, safe storage, easy retrieval, or permanent preservation or destruction, we address every stage of the record lifecycle. Our qualified information management professionals and skilled data destruction technicians can help protect your business from potential risks during the pandemic and beyond.
To learn more about our records management, storage, and shredding services, call 800-979-9545 or contact us online.