Securing your customer data in a hackable world

A data breach at credit reporting Equifax has exposed credit card, social security, and addresses of millions of people, putting them at risk for identity theft. This breach is one of the largest ever, and what makes this hack especially harmful is that the thieves have more than one piece of an individual’s information to quickly create a new identity.  From opening a credit card to obtaining a loan, the hackers can do just about anything with the data.

With this hack on top-of-mind, it is important to review your own data security processes and procedures to ensure your customers’ information is secure. How can you guarantee that your company, or the company you trust to manage your customer’s documents, provides adequate data security?

Specifically related to customer-critical documents, below is a brief rundown of the 4 primary elements that any business responsible for keeping data secure should have on hand:

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