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23 May, 2019, 08:30 BST Shred-it GDPR Compliance Survey of UK SMEs Reflects Positive Understanding but Highlights Key Areas of Concern Under the Surface

A recent survey commissioned by Shred-it, one of the UK's leading information security companies and a Stericycle solution, has revealed a positive...


20 Jun, 2018, 07:55 BST British Businesses Sacking Employees for Data Breach Negligence, In Spite of Inadequate Training Practices: Shred-it Study

Nearly a third of UK companies (31 percent) that have suffered a data breach have terminated an employee's contract for related negligence, according ...


13 Nov, 2017, 12:49 GMT Small Business Leaders Urged to Prioritise Data Security Training as a First Line of Defence Against Workplace Fraud

47% of small businesses that have suffered a data breach say it was the result of deliberate theft or sabotage, yet the number of UK SMEs saying they ...


17 May, 2017, 09:00 BST Shred-it: More Than Half of UK Business Owners Unaware of Incoming General Data Protection Regulation

Eighty-four per cent of UK small business owners and 43% of senior executives of large companies are unaware of the forthcoming General Data...


20 Mar, 2017, 09:00 GMT Shred-it: Five Ways for Businesses to Protect Against a Data Breach

Spring has sprung - and it's not just your home that could use a seasonal makeover, your business operations could also benefit from some serious...


10 Nov, 2016, 09:00 GMT Employees Called Upon to Encourage Business Leaders to Take on Fight Against Fraud This International Fraud Awareness Week

UK workers have pivotal role in encouraging their bosses and colleagues to mitigate the risk of fraud caused by a data breach Businesses continue to...


04 Oct, 2016, 09:00 BST Shred-it Dispels Five Commonly Held Information Security Myths

UK businesses need to separate data security fact from fiction as 2017 planning gets underway, the UK's leading information security company Shred-it ...


12 Jul, 2016, 09:00 BST Businesses Warned to Prepare Employees for Summer Season or Risk Getting Burnt by Data Protection Woes

Businesses need to ensure their workforce fully understands how to protect confidential information while working from home and travelling over the...


31 May, 2016, 09:00 BST UK Businesses at Serious Risk of Data Breaches as Cyber Security is Prioritised Over Physical Data Protection

UK companies are leaving themselves open to physical data theft as many divert their attention and resources to tackling other risks such as cyber...


15 Mar, 2016, 09:13 GMT UK Businesses Putting Customers at Risk Through the Inadequate Disposal of Electronic Devices Containing Confidential Information

Businesses in the UK are putting the confidential information of their customers and employees at risk by not disposing of electronically-stored data ...


09 Feb, 2016, 09:00 GMT The Sinful Seven

Seven seemingly harmless office items that could put your company at risk of a devastating data breach. Information security is serious business as...


16 Nov, 2015, 11:47 GMT Lack of Responsibility Over Information Security Putting UK Businesses at Risk of Fraud

UK businesses risk huge financial losses as a result of fraud 46% of SMEs do not have an employee responsible for data security within their...


29 Sep, 2015, 09:00 BST Human Error Remains a Big Risk for UK SMEs as Employers Fail to Train Staff on How to Avoid Data Breaches

Human error biggest security risk for a quarter of UK's SMEs Third of small business owners unaware of what constitutes confidential information Over ...


09 Jun, 2015, 10:22 BST UK Business Leaders Failing to Translate Information Security Awareness Into Action

UK businesses have highest data security awareness levels since 2011 SMEs lagging behind C-suites in implementing data security protocols Lack of...


08 Jul, 2014, 10:49 BST UK Businesses at Risk From Inadequate Disposal of Electronically-Stored Information

Survey shows inadequate disposal of hardware putting SMEs at risk Continued ambivalence towards data protection laws in the UK Information security...


12 May, 2014, 09:00 BST Businesses May be at Risk of Data Breaches as Workforce Goes Mobile During School Holidays

Increasing popularity of remote working arrangements in the UK 'Mobile work' trend could have adverse effects on data security Shred-it provides top...


09 Dec, 2013, 09:01 GMT Public Sector Urged to Take Better Care of Confidential Data

At least 26,000 personal records have been exposed to ID fraud this year Patient confidentiality at risk as medical records continue to be treated...


25 Sep, 2013, 09:30 BST Shred-it Urges UK Businesses to Combine Waste Streams

Shred-it customers save equivalent of over 1.5 million trees in 24 months UK businesses need to combine waste streams in order to reduce their...


18 Jun, 2013, 09:00 BST SMEs Putting Larger Businesses' Security at Risk Owing to Lack of Data Protection Protocols

Larger businesses urged to partner with and mentor SMEs in their supply chain SMEs in the UK are putting their own businesses at risk and could also...


07 May, 2013, 09:39 BST SMEs at Risk From Lack of Attention to Data Protection

Small businesses leaving door open to thieves says Shred-it 1/3 of companies have no plans to manage secure information destruction Shred-it provides ...


11 Jul, 2012, 11:42 BST Small Firms Need Support and Education to Protect Against Summer Data Breaches

Shred-it calls for Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to target SME sector for education and enforcement SMEs not concerned enough about losing...