Compliance

  • What to Do Before Recycling Your Computer

    When it’s time to upgrade your used computer equipment, it’s important to dispose of the old devices legally and securely. Electronics from commercial generators are regulated as hazardous waste and must comply with Federal, State and Local landfill bans. Data security legislation also requires businesses and organizations to properly destroy data on obsolete devices. Computers, […]

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  • Are you Following the Right Destruction Standard?

    You may have heard of the Department of Defense 5220.22-M standard when it comes to hard drive shredding or wiping, but did you know this standard has actually become obsolete?  The Outdated DoD Standard. Although outdated, the DoD 5220.22-M standard is still referenced by many vendors and customers in the industry. Published by the National Industrial Security […]

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  • When is my Equipment Obsolete?

    Every few months, operating system updates are being rolled out. In the past, these updates were only released every 3-4 years and just a percentage of users would upgrade due to the cost and overall hassle. Today, these updates must be installed immediately to ensure data security. If an update or patch is missed, it […]

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  • How to Recycle Light Bulbs in Sioux Falls

    Compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) often used for streetlights, floodlights, parking lots, and industrial lighting, can be recycled at SEAM in Sioux Falls. Residents may also recycle their bulbs at the Sioux Falls HHW facility. Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), these lamps are classified as hazardous waste and cannot just be thrown in the […]

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  • How to Plan for IT Equipment Decommissioning

    All computer equipment becomes outdated at some point in its life-cycle. Planning ahead for the decommissioning, replacement and re-marketing of your obsolete IT assets is a necessary step to avoid unexpected risks. When you are approaching this phase in your IT asset management (ITAM) process, it’s time to make a plan for IT Asset Disposition […]

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  • Understanding Financial Regulations with ITAD

    The world of financial services and banking regulation is daunting. Organizations must ensure appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards are taken to prevent unauthorized disclosures of both personally identifiable information (PII) and non-public information (NPI), whether or not it appears to be sensitive or confidential. With traditional focus on network security and encryption to keep […]

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  • Every Bank Needs This Checklist

    Financial institutions face daily challenges when it comes to compliance, protecting customer data, and managing third-party risks. With a heavy focus on internal security, the risk of equipment leaving the premises for recovery, recycling or disposition is often an after thought. Complying with Regulations Under regulations such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the Sarbanes-Oxley […]

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  • Why Should You Care about ITAD?

    When organizations are ready to get rid of their old IT equipment, the data must be completely removed. If not, there is serious risk of liability issues, especially in highly regulated industries like healthcare and finance. Across the board, companies are required to tightly manage any private data they collect or store until the information […]

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  • Recycling Government Electronics

    Play Video As local, state and federal agencies replace outdated technology equipment, compliance is critical. When deciding to dispose of, recycle, or sell your electronics make sure you are meeting all required legislation and standards. Watch our video to learn what requirements are in place for government agencies when recycling electronics. SEAM offers R2 and […]

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