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Physical Document Security

One of the most overlooked areas of security often involves physical documents. These are also an information resource and require the same level of protection as their electronic counterparts. 

Follow these guidelines to make sure your files are where you need them, when you need them:

  • Maintain a ‘clean desk’ and keep your work space secured. (i.e.: lock up any sensitive files)
  • Don’t leave documents on the copier or fax machine.
  • Shred any confidential documents when you are discarding them.
  • Remove papers and wipe boards clean when finished using conference rooms.
  • Lock filing cabinets when you leave.

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This CD-ROM was produced April 8, 2003
from the original content of "Security Awareness for Everyone."

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