1. Keep a clean desktop. At the end of every day, organize your desk, remove unnecessary papers and items, and lock documents with sensitive information (like client information and account numbers) in a drawer.
2. Shred documents before throwing them away. Make use of your office’s paper shredder and make sure to thoroughly destroy any documents that have sensitive information before putting them in the trash.
3. Run anti-virus and anti-malware software. Make sure all of your devices are running protective software, even tablets and phones. If your workplace’s IT department already runs and manages anti-virus on your machines, never try to disable it.