Security Risk Assessment

by Don Davis

Directions: Answer yes or no

I. Office Document Security

Does your organization...

A. Have a secure method for disposal of confidential information?
B. Have locked cabinets for disposal of confidential documents?
C. Have a “Shred-All” policy ensuring ALL documents are securely destroyed?
D. Monitor privacy legislation that affects your business?
E. Conduct regular security audits of your business?
F. Perform full reference checks when sourcing new vendors?

II. Employee Training

Does your organization...

A. Perform a full reference/background check when hiring new employees?
B. Have written document destruction policies and procedures for new employee orientation?
C. Review the document destruction policy as part of new employee orientation?
D. Require employees to practice a “clean desk” policy?

III. Off-site Document Security

Does your organization...

A. Instruct employees on proper document security and disposal when traveling or working off-site?

IV. Document Retention

Does your organization...

A. Have a current document retention policy?
B. Store sensitive documents requiring long-term retention in a secure area with limited employee access?
C. Use document storage containers that are clearly marked…including a date of destruction?
D. Require employees to practice a “clean desk” policy?

How Safe are You?

Add up the total number of “No”answers…

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