Shredding documents may seem like just another chore, but it’s really an important task when it comes to confidential information. If you deal with a customer’s business intelligence or other sensitive information, you are promising to keep the information safe and confidential. This means properly destroying the information when necessary. If you’re using a common shredder for high profile information, then you’re just making an easy jigsaw puzzle for thieves who may be interested in the information.
There are 4 main cuts a shredder can do with different security levels.
- Strip cut – Basic security. The shredder cuts a document into small strips.
- Cross Cut – Very strong security. The cross cut makes pieces extremely difficult to assemble and read.
- Micro Cut – Even higher security than the cross cut. Recommended for confidential documents. This kind of cut is what the majority of shredding companies use.
- High Security Cut – This is the highest security that you can get in a shredder. Documents become a pile of dust.
The level of sensitivity will determine the best shredding technique to use. Some information is safe as long as a few key words and numbers are destroyed, whereas entire documents may need to be destroyed. To learn more about the difference between each cut, check out Fellowes Security page. And to learn which shredder is best for your company, contact us at Craft.