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Why You Should Implement a Clean Desk Policy Today

Posted by Mark Mackson on Sep 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By:  Shred-it, on July 27, 2017
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Did you know that 55% of theft in a workplace occurs within the victim’s work area?

That’s a worrisome statistic, and one of the reasons why it’s important to have a Clean Desk Policy.

A Clean Desk Policy specifies how everyone should manage their workspace, and it improves the security and confidentiality of information.  Sensitive information must be protected at all times from anyone who may walk by, such as other employees, office visitors and cleaners.

The most important time to clear the area of confidential data is the end of the day.  But even when employees leave their workspace for a quick break, they must take precautions.  The best practice is to file away or lock up sensitive information and switch on the computer’s password-protected screen saver.

Here are all the benefits of a Clean Desk Policy