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Does Your Service Contract Leave You Unknowingly Exposed?

By Elizabeth Ryan

Hardware maintenance contracts could be leaving users exposed to data breaches. When you have a hardware failure, your service provider should remove the failed component and replace it with a new one. Typically, service contracts state that the failed component becomes the property of the provider. These service providers generally try to repair the failed [...]

Posted on December 11th, 2015 under Data Destruction

3 Things to do With Your Old Data Storage Equipment

By Elizabeth Ryan

No matter how advanced your data storage system is, eventually it will become obsolete and need to be upgraded or replaced. This brings us to the question of what should be done with all that old, unwanted and outdated technology. In general, there are three common options that you can consider when making this decision. [...]

Posted on August 5th, 2014 under Data Destruction

Why Onsite Data Destruction is the Best Way to be 100% HIPAA Compliant

By Elizabeth Ryan

The introduction of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) has resulted in drastic changes being made when it comes to the destruction of unwanted medical, insurance and other sensitive oral, written and electronic data. As a result, onsite data destruction is usually one of the easiest ways to ensure that the [...]

Posted on July 10th, 2014 under Data Destruction

Data Destruction Federal Laws you Should be Thinking About

By Elizabeth Ryan

While it may be tempting or easy to simply take that old paperwork or outdated computer equipment and throw it in the garbage, you may want to think twice and seek out a data destruction service. Depending on the type of information it contains, there may be some federal laws that apply to its destruction. [...]

Posted on June 19th, 2014 under Data Destruction

IT Recycling is Paving the way for an Earth Friendly Business World

By Elizabeth Ryan

The boom of the IT business and the many technological products that make it possible have left an excessive amount of electronic waste in their wake. Fortunately, IT recycling efforts are helping to pave the way for a more earth-friendly business world. As more companies embrace electronic recycling, their entire environmental impact can become sustainable. [...]

Posted on June 5th, 2014 under Data Destruction

How to purge a hard drive?

By Elizabeth Ryan

Purging or sanitizing your disks is a way to completely remove or overwrite any data previously. Usually you will do this if you want to repurpose your device for sale or reuse. There are 2 different methods you can use: Use a third party software that allows you to overwrite each and every block in [...]

Posted on July 8th, 2013 under Data Destruction

How to Destroy a Hard Drive?

By Elizabeth Ryan

Destroying your data can be done many ways. Electronically using software programs. Degaussing with powerful magnets or physically destroying the media the data resides on so it becomes unreadable. Physically destruction is the simplest to understand, easiest to prove and by far acknowledged as the safest, most complete and final solution. The physical method is [...]

Posted on July 1st, 2013 under Data Destruction

The Importance of Secure Data Destruction

By Elizabeth Ryan

The process of secure data destruction is important for larger corporations. This is not only because information that is no longer necessary should be disposed of-it’s also important because it’s crucial that the data does not end up in the wrong hands and endanger the privacy of the corporation. Protecting Your Corporation It would be [...]

Posted on June 26th, 2013 under Data Destruction
 
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