As a professional, we’re sure you’ve heard advice on how little habits can make a big difference. These might include how writing your to-do list the night before helps you jump right into it the next morning or how smiling on the phone automatically makes you sound happier. While those habits can have positive effects, some can have negative effects. Some work habits put your information at risk.
Work Habits That Put Your Information At Risk
Working in Public
If you’re not taking the proper precautions, thieves can easily swipe a look at your screen when you’re not looking. Beyond that, if you’re using an unsecured Wi-Fi connection, hackers will have no problem stealing your private information. Make sure to use screen blockers, protected passwords, and secure networks when you’re working outside the office.
Leaving Printed Materials Unattended
How often have you printed something and let it sit in the printer for a while before you went to go get it? Anyone can easily take those papers and use the information to steal other files. When you print something, go get it right away.
Keeping Old Electronics
Your office may have a storage unit filled with old computers that they’re holding onto, all the information is still on the hard drives and can be stolen at any moment. Employ a media shredding services company to put a stop to that risk.
Leaving Your Desk Cluttered
If you’re not locking away information at the end of the day, it’s an open invitation to anyone who would like to steal the information that’s on it. Clean off your desk at the end of each day instead.
Keeping your information safe is easy when you have help. At Complete Shredding Solutions, we are experts in information destruction. Whether you need recurring shredding services, drop-off shredding, or media destruction, we are your go-to provider on Long Island and in NYC. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 516-442-1624.