Bee'ah offers green data theft protection service
Waste management firm saves more than 25,000 trees with its service
Bee'ah has said that more than 1,750 tonnes of confidential documents have been safely disposed of since it began running its confidenntial document & data destruction and recycling service.
The waste management operator launched the service in the UAE three years ago to help reduce incidents of data theft and security breach, and has saved more than 25,000 trees since its launch through the reuse of paper, the company said.
It provides both on- and off-site document destruction teams, and is urging businesses in the UAE to employ proper document disposal procedures to reduce incidents which could lead to security breach.
"Often victims do not know how their personal information was leaked. Improper disposal of documents containing sensitive information is the main reason and a serious threat, which can potentially jeopardise national security and a contributor to massive financial losses for companies and individuals," said Najib Faris, vice president of business development, communications & awareness at Bee'ah.
"Organisations face a significant challenge - how to dispose of their outdated storage media in a secure and safe manner. By eliminating this storage space provides companies with the opportunity to upgrade their equipment and software, create new office space,however it also poses a hazard. Among them is the fact that traces of deleted data may still exist in the memory of these devices.
"Every business and government entity regardless of its size possesses confidential information, be it client information, proprietary information, employee information, private information stored on paper or electronic media such as HDDs, back-up tapes, CDs, DVDs, SIM cards. We at Bee'ah are committed to ensure our clients that their confidential information is handled and destroyed in a timely, secure, professional, and environmentally safe manner," Faris said.
The firm provides secured confidential document, records, and materials destruction using mobile shredding trucks that ensure total destruction and safeguard of confidential materials. It guarantees that all documents that are destroyed are unreadable and unrecoverable and also provides certificates of destruction as proof.
The company is currently servicing more than 100 clients across the UAE including banks, insurance, legal, logistics, education, telecoms, medical and retail firms.