Data Security

  • The Importance of ITAD Certification, Highlighted by the e-Stewards Revocation Case

    Updating and disposing of IT equipment can be a complex and daunting task for any business. However, for heavily regulated industries, such as healthcare, education, finance, and government, the stakes are even higher. ITAD: Protecting Sensitive Data and Compliance Not only do you need to protect your company’s data security, but you also need to […]

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  • Business Associate Agreement Requirements for Recycling or Reselling Used IT Equipment

    Healthcare organizations in South Dakota and North Dakota handle sensitive patient information on a daily basis. In order to comply with HIPAA regulations and protect this information, healthcare organizations must take care to ensure that their IT assets are properly disposed of when they are no longer needed. This is where an IT asset disposition […]

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  • Staying HIPAA and HITECH Compliant with Used IT Equipment

    Healthcare organizations deal with a vast amount of sensitive and confidential data related to patient records, medical histories, and treatment plans. The mishandling of this data can have severe consequences, such as loss of patient trust, legal issues, and financial penalties. According to HIPAA and HITECH regulations, healthcare organizations must dispose of or resell IT […]

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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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  • 4 Things to Include in Your Data Security Training on Document Shredding

    One of the biggest problems businesses face when it comes to data security is human error. That’s because humans are still the number one weak point in data security We all make mistakes, of course, but businesses must do everything possible to eliminate the kind of mistakes that can lead to a data breach. The […]

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  • 3 Risks of Zombie Computers (and How to Properly Dispose of Them)

    For most businesses, networks offer many advantages that make it easier to manage your operations. However, there are risks that should be considered when connecting to the network. From trojans and viruses to spyware and ransomware, businesses have a lot to be wary of when making remote connections, and one of the biggest threats to […]

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  • Data at Rest vs. Data in Transit: Understanding the Differences

    Today’s IT world runs and relies on data. Communicating, organizing projects, and setting goals all require a clear picture of the operational landscape, and data is the driving force for each of these tasks. Whether they are being stored or sent to another location, businesses must be able to properly manage their digital assets at […]

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  • How to Securely Wipe a Solid State Drive (SSD)?

    Solid State Drives (SSDs) are a common digital storage method. Because of their speed and efficiency, they make a great alternative to traditional Hard Drives (HDDs). However, the differences in design can also make it more difficult to securely wipe and dispose of your devices. Despite their benefits, SSDs can present security issues if not […]

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  • The Most Overlooked Part of Your Data Security

    One of the most critical areas of data security that often gets overlooked during this month of attention, is when your devices come off-line. Having a plan in place for securely getting rid of used equipment can instantly protect a company against the catastrophic risk of a data breach. Along with having a clearly defined […]

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