IT Asset Disposal Nightmare

Don't take unnecessary risks when disposing of hard drives.

Once a hard drive leaves your custody there is no going back.  You no longer have control of your data, which could lead to unauthorized access and a data breach. 

Last year, a single lot with 20 servers and over 500 drives came up for sale on Craigslist. The problem—they held 13 TB of data, including one database of 3.8 million customer records and another with 258,000 entries listing full credit card payment details, all unencrypted.

Regulations & Compliance

Every business and industry is under the microscope of at least one data privacy law.  The Fair Credit and Reporting Act (FCRA) for the financial industry, the Health Insurance Health Insurance Portability Act (HIPAA) for healthcare and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for companies that handle credit card transactions.

Now, California has passed a law that rivals GDPR in the EU.  The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enhances privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California.  CCPA, the most all-encompassing privacy regulation ever passed at the state level, goes into effect in January of 2020.

GE Healthcare
City of Los Angeles
City of Irvine

Digital Media Data Destruction

E-Waste Security follows strict policies and procedures set forth by NIST 800-88 to help you comply with your applicable regulation.  These procedures include: 1) come on-site so the client can witness and verify the destruction , 2) recording the serial number of each hard drive 3) shred drives to the appropriate size and 4) issuing a Certificate of Destruction.