Use a shredder. Crosscut is preferred over a strip shredder.
Disposal of paper records containing Private or Confidential information should be accomplished by crosscut (or better) shredding, placement in a locked document destruction bin, or through vendor-supplied services under a contract approved by Purchasing.
CD, DVD, diskette, etc.
Use the media shredder (located at the ITS HelpDesk, 7B-1113).
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Portable media such as USB keys, flash memory, CDs/DVDs, etc. are a crucial part of daily business. However, portable media is easily lost or stolen and may cause a security breach.
Because portable media can be stolen or compromised easily, users should take precautions when using it to transfer or store Confidential information. We strongyly discourage placing Private Information on portable media.
Document Destruction Activities provide a focused opportunity for RIT faculty and staff to archive securely or dispose of paper records that contain private information. Private Information includes financial account numbers, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers and other information that can be used in identity theft. Participation in this activity will enable RIT to secure Private Information that could otherwise be used to facilitate identity theft. Document Destruction Activities are part of the RIT Private Information Management Initiative,... ...