Are Old Hard Drives Putting Your Company at Risk?
Businesses that improperly dispose of computer hard drives risk financial and data security liability. Data theft is on the rise in the United States so now is the time to get smart about how to destroy your hard drives and other data devices.
A common mistake is storing hard drives in a cubical or unlocked office. Allowing easy access to IT equipment slated for recycling leads to employees taking equipment for personal use. If confidential information is stored on old equipment you may be allowing unauthorized access to information and causing a potential data breach. Not complying with data privacy laws such as HIPAA can lead to severe financial penalties.
The risk involved with not securing hard drive and other digital media can ultimately bring a business to a screeching halt, as data can easily be stolen resulting in a data breach. On another front, studies show that over 50% of U.S. businesses assume that wiping and erasing data from their devices before recycling them is all that is needed to protect them from data theft. This is a misconception that can literally ruin a business.
Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace and so does the rate of data theft around the world. The damage done by an unauthorized employee stealing your company information can be irreversible. It is of the utmost importance to protect your company’s assets and reputation by having all of your hard drives property secured and destroyed by a data destruction professional.[/mp_code]
Outsourcing data destruction can be secure, affordable and convenient. Done correctly by a NAID Certified data destruction company your company and confidential information will be securely destroyed. NAID Certified data destruction and hard drive shredding companies have proven procedures and protocols to virtually eliminate a loss of confidential information during an IT refresh project.
E-Waste Security is a NAID Certified hard drive shredding company. We come on-site so you can witness hard drives being shredded.[/mp_code]