Data Destruction

  • How to Set Up a Hybrid Data Destruction Policy

    A “hybrid data policy” refers to a combination of onsite data destruction and the use of a secure offsite facility operated by a third party. Both solutions work well, but they aren’t optimal in every situation. Hybrid data destruction allows organizations to pick and vary their destruction methods. Benefits of Destroying Data On-Site The primary […]

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  • Data Destruction vs. Data Deletion: The Difference Explained

    When you run a business that collects sensitive data, your primary responsibility is clear. You must protect that data at all costs. If you don’t, it’s possible to face hefty regulatory compliance fines and penalties, along with jeopardizing your reputation and customer trust. When your equipment reaches the end of its lifecycle, you can’t simply […]

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  • Beyond Encryption: Why Secure Shredding and Wiping Processes are Essential

    In today’s interconnected world, data security is a top priority for organizations. Encryption is commonly used to protect sensitive information during transmission and storage. While encryption provides an important layer of defense, it alone is not sufficient when it comes to securely disposing of retired IT assets. The Limitations of Encryption: Physical Vulnerabilities: Despite the […]

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  • SEAM Services: 4 Questions to Ask an ITAD Expert

    Businesses use customer data for almost everything they do — from building marketing funnels and writing sales scripts to creating products for clients. However, owners have a responsibility to protect that data from the time it enters their hands until all assets are destroyed. Knowing this, business owners must take IT asset disposition seriously. That […]

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  • 5 Common Mistakes Made with DIY Hard Drive Destruction

    Though the majority of data breaches are incited by cyber attackers that pierce network defenses or exploit the human element, sheer negligence still causes one out of every four data breaches, so you must always remember the importance of your hardware. Hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) are too easy to forget […]

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  • Half of Used Enterprise Routers Still Contain Sensitive Data: A Wake-Up Call for Secure ITAD

    In today’s era of digital transformation, securing sensitive information is becoming increasingly important. Not only do businesses need to take care of PCs, servers, and network equipment on the network, but they also need to ensure that sensitive information is wiped before reselling or disposing of devices when they come offline. A recent study by […]

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  • What to Do with Company Records After Your Business Closes Its Doors

    Once your business closes up shop, there are many responsibilities you’ll no longer have to worry about. However, maintaining some of your company’s records remains important whether or not you are open for business. Though you may not be using these records for day-to-day business tasks anymore, you may still need the data contained in […]

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  • Why Even Paperless Offices Need Scheduled Shredding Services

    These days, companies in a variety of different industries are going paperless for many reasons. Physical copies of documents can take up a lot of storage space, especially for a larger company. And digitizing all of a company’s documents makes it possible for any employee with the right credentials to access them at any time. […]

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  • 3 Reasons Your Business Should Invest in Hard Drive Destruction

    Storing and accessing information is important for any businesses — but so is deleting it when it’s no longer needed. Having a plan of action for dealing with digital storage is essential for companies that work with any type of private information. Unfortunately, merely dragging digital assets into a recycle bin won’t entirely eradicate them, […]

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