Recent high-profile data breach cases have shown that data security and secure data destruction are often overlooked—but critical—aspects of IT asset disposition (ITAD). But what exactly is involved in secure data destruction, what standards are a certified electronics recycler held to, and how can you ensure that your data is absolutely secure in the IT asset disposition process?
Here, we provide a look at the rigorous requirements of the NIST 800-88 data destruction standard and why it is critical for your electronics recycler to possess this essential certification.Read More
For your most sensitive data, seek verification of absolute data destruction and beware of methods that don’t fulfill data sanitization requirements.
How can I know my business data has been completely erased and is irrecoverable even with the most sophisticated methods? We get questions along those lines quite often and our answer goes something like this: absolute data destruction includes more than the secure erasure of data. The solution must also verify its successful completion and produce an auditable, tamper-proof certificate of destruction to prove compliance with global regulations.
For added peace of mind, witnessed destruction lets you monitor the permanent destruction of your most sensitive assets and data
A common query that we receive is about witnessed destruction. How do I know sensitive data has been destroyed? Can I observe the process myself? How does it work? Do I receive some type of verification? To answer those questions, we wrote this blog post.Read More