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Security experts are warning that the upcoming November tube strikes could result in widespread corporate confidential information and confidential data loss, as workers transport confidential information in chaotic conditions.
Fresh talks were scheduled to avoid a third London-wide tube strike, which would cause commuters to arrive late, leave early and work whilst on public transport.
Many workers will choose to access their company systems remotely via their laptops, BlackBerrys, iPads and USB sticks. This means that staff will be carrying around vast amounts of confidential information.
Jim Watson, managing director of Shred Easy, the UK’s leading shredding services and confidential document destruction companies said:
“Workers must be aware of transporting devices containing secure information around the city. I urge all businesses to brief their employees and offer training about how to deal with secure confidential data. My advice is to back up any secure data and keep a watchful eye on gadgets at all times.
“For far too long we’ve witnessed major breaches of secure confidential information security, the leaking of confidential information and the embarrassment of various organisations. If you are in a position of handling, transporting and the secure disposal of confidential data, it is up to you to protect that confidentiality.”
London Underground and union leaders from RMT and TSSA are due to sit down with conciliation service ACAS this week to try and reach a compromise agreement to avoid strikes.