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Shred-it lands industry gold award

Company's state of the industry report wins in the 2014 security industry’s Global Excellence Awards


March 11, 2014
by By PurchasingB2B Staff

OAKVILLE—Shred-it, an information security company providing information destruction services, has been recognized by Info Security Products Guide as a winner in the 2014 Global Excellence Awards. Shred-it’s 2012 State of the Industry Report (SOI) was awarded as a gold winner for Corporate Collateral of the Year.

Shred-it’s SOI is an inaugural independent survey commissioned by Shred-it with Ipsos Reid across the US, Canada and the UK to gain insight on information security policies and procedures among businesses of all size. Year-over-year, the SOI uncovers security insights that highlight the importance of information security including:

  • Determining whether businesses’ organizational size is a determinant in taking the proper steps to secure and protect confidential data;
  • Measuring small and large businesses’ attitudes towards document destruction and information security when faced with potential legal and/or financial implications and repercussions; and
  • Practicing shredding and safety etiquette to mitigate security breach risks.
  • “Despite regular reports in the news regarding the impact of security breaches, organizations across North America are always under threat by the loss of sensitive information,” said Bruce Andrews, vice-president of Shred-it. “Info Security Products Guide’s recognition of our State of the Industry Report strengthens our resolve to ensure businesses of all sizes continue to ensure information security and fraud prevention are at the forefront of their organizational agendas and use best practices when it comes to information destruction.”

    More than 50 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated to determine the 2014 Global Excellence Awards Finalists and Winners.