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Securely disposing of confidential documents

Documents containing sensitive data should be disposed of securely after use. Such as by shredding or using confidential waste bins.

Why is it important?

Physical documents are just as valuable as digital ones. Data breaches can be caused by the unsafe disposal of them.

Securely disposing of documents can be done through various means such as shredding or confidential waste disposal services.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 1

Risk Mitigated

Data Leak

Data Leak

A data leak is when data is accidentally or intentionally disclosed to unauthorised people.

Personal Exposure

Personal Exposure

Personal exposure is the extent to how much someones personal information is available online.

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