Compliance

  • Why Your Company Should Audit Its Data Destruction Process

    You may not think a lot of forethought and planning go into data destruction, especially if you’ve partnered with a certified ITAD provider to pick up and destroy devices for you. They’ll take care of everything, right? While your data destruction partner can do a lot to help your business stay on the right side […]

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  • Why IT Asset Disposition is Essential for Your Organization

    You know the importance of protecting data in your network with firewalls, antivirus software, encryption, password protection, and more. It should come as no surprise, then, that you need to continue protecting this data until it is destroyed, even when the devices that contain it are no longer in use. Why is IT asset disposition […]

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  • How Does an Operating System Affect Data Destruction?

    Most businesses are constantly adding to the data stored on devices and in their network, and some data must be maintained for ongoing usage and compliance with associated legal requirements. However, there will come a time when certain data must be destroyed. This could be related to consumer requests, compliance with privacy laws (or in-office […]

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  • Is Your Hard Drive Destruction Secure and Compliant?

    Your computer hard drives store a wealth of data, from the mundane, day-to-day aspects of business operations, to confidential personal data provided by consumers. As a business owner, you have legal and ethical responsibilities to protect this data and ensure it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. This applies not only to secure data collection […]

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  • What NOT to do when it Comes to Hard Drive Destruction

    Updating technology can be expensive, but when your business makes the switch to new equipment, devices, and software, you have the opportunity to improve operations, gain a competitive edge, increase employee efficiency, and boost profits as a result. The flip side is that you have to get rid of old equipment when you upgrade. This […]

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  • Rethink Risk for IT Asset Disposition

    If you’re around long enough, you pick up a few tricks. For example, most people know that they can fight a minor speeding ticket in court by simply asking when the radar gun was last calibrated. This is a low-priority task that many police departments neglect, so there’s a good chance you can get a […]

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  • How to Simplify Your Information Disposal Practices

    Over time, as you learn to run your business, your policies and procedures may change to better suit your needs. Unfortunately, this often results in added steps that don’t necessarily increase efficiency. If you’ve noticed that your information disposal practices seem to result in frequent errors, it may be time to reevaluate your processes and […]

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  • Lessons from 2018 Healthcare Data Breaches

    Healthcare was hit hard in 2018, with a 158% year-over-year increase in the number of records compromised compared to 2017, and it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. In 2019, healthcare organizations have already experienced more than one data breach per day in January alone. The largest cause of the breaches was hacking, while other factors like unauthorized […]

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  • How Hard Drive Shredding Can Help You Remain Compliant

    There are all kinds of laws to govern how business is conducted.  There are laws designed to protect the environment, employees, and of course, consumers.  Along those lines, your business will have to comply with a variety of privacy laws meant to protect sensitive consumer data and prevent identity theft. There are privacy laws at […]

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