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Shredding Data in Australian Victorian Government Departments
Recently there have been updates to the requirements that need to be met regarding office shredding machines used in Victorian Government offices. These devices now need to be PCI DSS complaint and feature a lockable cabinet to ensure security standards are met.
So what is a PCI DSS compliant Paper Shredder and who set it?
The PCI Security Standards Council is a global open body formed to develop, enhance, disseminate and assist with the understanding of security standards for payment account security.
The Council maintains, evolves, and promotes the Payment Card Industry Security Standards. The Council’s founding members, American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa Inc., have agreed to incorporate the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as part of the technical requirements for each of their data security compliance programs.
In the context of a shredding machine, a PCI DSS Compliant Shredder:
1: Is a Cross Cut Shredder, reducing paper into small confetti like particles.
2: Creates Particles Generally No Wider Than 6mm and No longer than 37mm.
A cross cut shredder is recommended providing a much higher degree of security and the smaller cuts also mean that the bags of shreds take up less space and reduce bulk.
With this in mind, Document Dynamix Australia distributes a comprehensive range of PCI compliant, cross cut office shredders incorporating lockable cabinets. This range of compliant shredders completely satisfies the requirements set by the Australian Victorian Government.
For more information, contact Document Dynamix Australia
P: 1800 874 733