policies & procedures
3. Keep track: For those employees who don’t follow the policy,
create and use a desk tent or a door hanger with a reminder
that they left sensitive documents on their desk.
4. Reward clean desk employees: Use your creativity when
coming up with rewards for following the policy. For example,
you could create a contest to see which department adheres
to the policy best.
To complement your clean desk policy, consider implement-ing
a shred-it policy to eliminate the guesswork of what is and
isn’t considered confidential by requiring employees to shred all
documents. In addition, all shredded paper is recycled, adding an
important environmental benefit.
A few simple, yet effective, information security policies can
go a long way towards reducing your organization’s risk of fall-ing
victim to fraud. When all employees understand how to better
manage and identify information security risks, businesses do a
better job at protecting their customers, their reputation and their
Kevin Pollack is senior vice president at Shred-it.
SOME OF THE SEEMINGLY
HARMLESS LOOSE SHEETS
AND SLIPS OF PAPER
THAT ACCUMULATE ON
DESKS, TABLES AND
BY THE PRINTERS MAY
AND EMPLOYEES AT
RISK OF FRAUD.
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