Data Security

  • What is DOD-Level Data Wiping?

    There are a couple of reasons why you might want to wipe data from hard drives or other devices used to store confidential information.  First, you probably pass devices along to new employees rather than getting rid of them, and you don’t want to allow access to existing data or permissions. Second, your South Dakota […]

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  • Factors to Consider When Choosing an ITAD Partner

    With the prevalence of data breaches affecting companies ranging from mega-corporations to mom-and-pop shops, you are no doubt well aware of the need for appropriate IT asset disposition, or ITAD.  While you can try to manage this on your own, the truth is you’ll waste a lot of time and money trying to keep up […]

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  • Which Data Destruction Method is the Most Secure: Data Erasure or Drive Destruction?

    IT asset disposition, or ITAD, is just the end of the long process of IT asset management (ITAM).  That said, it is no less important than protecting data while it’s in use.  This means you must take the time to understand data destruction options so you can remain in compliance with applicable consumer privacy and […]

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  • The BYOD Policy is Becoming More Popular, But Does it Pose a Security Threat?

    Modern offices tend to adopt a more relaxed work environment, one in which the walls of cubicles have come down in favor of open-concept floor plans and employees are encouraged to participate in a team-driven environment.  Of course, policies and procedures have not become so lax as to allow for a BYOB mentality.  As for […]

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  • How You Can Save Money in Your Data Center with Data Erasure

    For years, one of the difficulties for businesses storing data was the ever-growing volume of hard copies and where to put them.  Entire rooms full of filing cabinets were devoted to organized storage of files and overflow went to secure warehouses for storage. In addition to cost, potential downsides included risk of physical theft as […]

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  • How Secure is SSD Encryption Really?

    When your South Dakota company spends money to upgrade hardware, there are several priorities;  It has to meet your needs now and in the foreseeable future, it has to integrate with current operating systems, and of course it must be secure. When it comes to solid-state drives (SSDs) that store data, security is of the […]

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  • Managing Sensitive Information on Mobile Devices

    More and more business these days is conducted remotely, from home or on the go, using a variety of mobile devices, including cell phones and tablets.  These tools allow your North Dakota business to proceed even when employees travel, take sick days, or simply work from home to avoid a long commute. Are cell phones […]

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  • Do You Need a Hardware Asset Management Plan?

    Your ITAM, or IT asset management strategy is an essential part of spending wisely and getting the greatest use value from pricey IT equipment and devices.  A failure to plan could result in wasteful and negligent practices that cost you unnecessary funds and put your company and your customers at risk. There’s no question that […]

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  • Why You Shouldn’t Trust Just Any ITAD Vendor with Your Data

    When it comes time to dispose of IT assets, either through shredding and recycling or wiping and remarketing, you obviously need a qualified, experienced vendor you can trust.  While you could try to manage this process on your own, the truth is that you probably don’t have the necessary resources to devote to it (including […]

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