Data Security

  • The Importance of Auditing IT Assets

    Audits are an important part of any company’s ongoing operations, and while many already have policies and procedures in place regarding regular financial audits, and even occasional reviews of processes intended to streamline and minimize waste, it’s far less common for companies to undertake IT audits.  If you’ve never done one before, you might not […]

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  • Why Data Destruction Matters

    Whether you’re shredding documents or disposing of old and unused IT equipment, there’s a lot more to data destruction than simply throwing stuff in the trash.  You have to shred documents correctly to protect the confidential data they contain, and hard drives and other IT assets need to be shredded or at least properly wiped […]

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  • Erasing vs. Deleting Data: What’s the Difference?

    As a business owner, you naturally want to find ways to maximize every dollar spent.  When it comes to IT equipment, this can be tough – it’s expensive and it has a limited shelf life.  On one hand, you want to make sure you get optimal use value out of equipment and devices, but you […]

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  • How Risky is Your ITAD Program?

    When you resell or recycle your business IT equipment, you are opening your business up to various risks if not managed properly. What are the risks? Data Security. While most data security programs are focused on keeping threats out of your network, the need for proper handling of retired physical assets is often overlooked. Securing […]

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  • Choosing the right ITAD Vendor

    When looking for an ITAD partner, not just anyone will do. With so many options, there are many companies who take inappropriate disposal shortcuts to make a quick buck, putting you and your company at risk. An organization seeking an IT asset disposition vendor should consider their compliance track record, data security, and environmental policies. […]

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  • 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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