How to Dispose of Information

Follow these best practices to properly dispose of sensitive information:

  • Destroy/shred hard copy confidential documents that contain personal information such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, health records, etc.
  • Ensure you are using the right tools when destroying and disposing personal information or media storage from your computer, cd/dvd or mobile devices.
  • At work, follow your organization’s retention and disposal procedures.

Click to read the Erasing and Disposing of Information Guide.


Cyber Security Tips are provided by Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC),