osted by Kimberly at Jun 03, 2015, 8:08 PMLast updated Jun 03, 2015, 8:08 PM 1: Discuss about most relevant and significant tools that can potentially be used to protect business records of a company?
Documents, laptops, cell phones, and storage devices such as usb and flash drives should be secured by being locked up in an office, safe, or cabinet. There should be a limited of employees with access to the key and information. Paper files with business or consumer information must be shredded and discarded. It is better to shred the paperwork in house. A company I had previously worked for used to hire a company to shred their paperwork for them. Everyone would pile the sensitive information into a large locked bin, then the ‘shredders’ would pick up the bins and dump the paperwork into their trucks for shredding. On one occasion, the person picking up the bins accidentally dropped it and the papers spilled out and blew across the parking lot! Of course, strong passwords are necessary to secure sensitive data as well as encrypting information, establishing firewalls, anti virus programs, and hiring IT personnel.
2:posted by MAKAYLA SHANK at Jun 04, 2015, 8:26 PMLast updated Jun 04, 2015, 8:26 PM Working for H&R Block, we are required to put all documents with client information in a locked filing cabinet and anything that needs to be shredded is put into a locked box with a small slot on the top. There is a separate company that comes once a month and takes the locked box loads it into their truck and leaves us a new box. They take the full box back to their plant where they burn the paperwork. I feel it would be better for us to shred the papers immediately in the office and dump it into another box that would then be burned. Client’s information must be protected just as a business’s information should be also.
3:posted by Brittni Smith at Jun 04, 2015, 7:25 AMLast updated Jun 04, 2015, 7:25 AM Every business is different but based on the You Tube video it is clearly defined that business should store and protect certain documents. Financial documents and documents that contribute to the day to day activities should be stored and protected to prevent thefts, unauthorized viewing, and natural disasters. According to the video if there are only hard copies of these documents it is important to make e-copies to provide a back up in case of a loss. Hard copies should be properly secured and somewhere and somehow to prevent destruction from natural causes. There were links provided along with the video that provide tools and information about the standards and best practices for information governance. Since every business is different these resources provide guidelines. One of the links http://www.arma.org/r2/standards-amp-best-practices#Standards shows best practices and generally accepted record keeping principles. The article from Intuit http://quickbooks.intuit.com/r/money/what-you-need-to-know-about-small-business-record-keeping/ provided information for the video and also provides best practices for record management and protection.
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