Do your hard drives really need degaussing? For the sake of IT asset recovery, other methods could yield better returns.
Degaussing is a common practice to destroy discarded hard drives on site. The urge to be cautious is understandable. But, the process renders the drives unusable and, consequently, bad for recouping value in secondary markets. If increasing IT asset recovery is the goal, entrust the task of data sanitization to your electronics recycler.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.Read More
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
Data sanitization makes your data permanently unrecoverable, but don’t leave without verification.
Sometimes being careful is still not enough. While organizations rightfully pour resources into preventing data breaches while their electronic equipment is in use, it is equally important to establish protocols for what happens after said equipment is no longer needed. These days, your organization likely has a legal and regulatory duty to dispose of sensitive customer or proprietary information in a manner that renders it fully irretrievable.Read More