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.