Tax time can be dreadful for businesses and individuals when digging through old paperwork and files for the necessary documents to complete your business’ tax returns. Many times, people don’t know the retention rules for these documents, so extra documents are kept for years and years, but this only complicates things when searching for the current year’s files.
Compliance is a term that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean?
As a business owner, you need to know and understand the rules and regulations of running a business in your particular industry. Compliance refers to all of the federal, state, and local rules and regulations required to keep your business in good standing.
Many industries have specific laws related to information security. In the healthcare industry, HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any business that deals with personal health information must ensure that all the required security measures are in place and followed to protect their patient’s records.
Have you ever wondered what happens to old employee uniforms, company badges, excess promotional products, prototypes, and other items that bear company logos and/or personal information? If items like these aren’t disposed of properly, your company’s security can be at risk.
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Oftentimes businesses and their employees think that if they simply delete their confidential electronic files, reformat or restore their devices to original settings, or recycle them, that no one will have access to them. It’s even seen on TV and in the movies where people will use a strong magnet to clear devices. But does any of this actually work? Is the information still on the device and accessible? And if so, what’s the best way to protect your information from a breach?
Many small to mid-size businesses think they can shred their documents “in-house” with a basic office shredder. You probably already know and understand the importance of shredding confidential information, but do you realize that shredding in-house is actually putting your business at risk?
There are some clear advantages to outsourcing your business’s shredding to a professional AAA NAID certified document destruction company. Below are just a few reasons to trust the professionals…
Your work environment can have a major impact on the productivity, creativity, and attention span in the workplace. In recent years, businesses worldwide have been paying more and more attention to the way office spaces are kept by their employees.
Just this month, 143 million people were affected by the Equifax security breach. That is almost half the amount of people living in the United States. This was just one of the 918 breaches that have already occurred this year, affecting almost 2 BILLION data records. The overall number of data breaches occurring each year is increasing at an alarming rate. Many industry professionals are now even considering large cyber attacks to be acts of terrorism.
Citadel’s most recent Intern, Adam Bloyd completed our summer program and is headed back to school to attend his senior year the University of Alabama.
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