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The Benefits of Certified Data Destruction

Your hardware is moving out of your data center and you need to send out for recycling and proper disposal. However, before you can get started, you need to make sure your data is securely wiped or destroyed. With companies needing their internal IT teams focused on more strategic tasks, and because they need a certificate of data destruction generated, data destruction is typically outsourced. There is a litany of available vendors to wipe your data, but certified data destruction is your best choice. Small data wiping services or drives available online just won’t cut it for a cybersecurity-forward company. You’re legally and ethically responsible for all of the confidential data on each of those drives. So why would you entrust your drives to a company that isn’t certified for [...]

Data Destruction vs Data Erasure: To Shred or Not to Shred

Security doesn’t end when your hardware does. As you prepare to decommission equipment, you need to plan for your data security. Do you destroy the latent data or erase it? You must continue security best practices beyond the lifecycle use of your physical equipment. And the most critical part of that is deciding what to do with your hard drives and storage devices before final decommissioning. The question being: to shred or not to shred? What Are Your Restrictions? If your company is under compliance requirements to destroy all your hard drives, then, at this point, your answer is pretty straightforward. Erasure is out of the question, so punching or shredding become the only options for you to remain within compliance. However, if destruction-only compliance is not a factor—and you [...]

The Data Security Benefits of On-Site Data Destruction

There is no “out of sight; out of mind” when it comes to latent data. In the age of breaches, companies can’t take risks when it comes to data security and data destruction. Dispose of your hardware without properly sanitizing the drives first, and you leave your company open, not only to data breaches, but also to heavy fines and legal repercussions. It’s likely that you don’t have the in-house equipment or expertise to conduct proper sanitization yourself, so you will need to outsource these tasks to an external vendor. And if your compliance plans require on-site data destruction, then that vendor will need to come to you. Get Secure Data Destruction to Come to You There’s no need to move equipment off-site. You can bring data security directly to [...]