There is no doubt that in the Information Age, all our physical and digital records are more valuable than we ever imagined. While technological advancements have led to easier and real-time access to information, they have also made us and our business more vulnerable to data breaches, hacks, scams and identity theft.
Identity theft is easy to carry out and rewards handsomely, hence, criminals make a lot of money for every record they lay their hands on. What this means is that no one is safe. From large corporations and small business owners, to independent professionals and contractors, fraudsters can and will target businesses of all sizes. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s recent report:
As a locally-owned and operated company that specializes in secure storage and disposal of records, Crown Information Management is familiar with all aspects of identity theft in Florida. Our records management experts share some facts about how these thefts occur, and how you can protect yourself or your business from becoming the next victim.
Any impersonation or misuse of your personal information for illegal gains amounts to an identity theft. Fraudsters usually gather your details from sources, such as:
Your personal or business information is at risk on multiple levels:
As a business owner, there are several state and federal laws that hold you accountable for breaches in your customers’ or employees’ Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This includes names, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, driver’s license numbers, social security numbers and more. Hence, it is important that you strengthen your physical and digital security measures to safeguard your personal and business information:
At an Individual Level:
At a Business Level
Robust Storage and Secure Disposal for Your Physical Information
While you continue to invest in sophisticated technology to outsmart hackers and cybercriminals, safeguard your physical records through Crown Information Management. As a trusted SOC1 Level 2 Report, NAID AAA and PCI Certified company, we systematically protect your sensitive files, documents or drives through our range of records management and destruction services.
Let the experts at Crown Information Management help you save time, money and space on safe storage and secure disposal of sensitive physical information. Call us at 800-979-9545 or complete our online form to request a free quote.