Data Security

  • What Is Data Wiping and Why Do You Need It?

    Data is, in essence, information that has been translated and stored into a computing device in a way that is efficient for processing purposes. It encompasses a wide range of facts and figures; everything from employee information to a company’s detailed financials. Needless to say, data is very important, and it needs to be protected […]

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  • Mobile Hard Drive Shredding

    Why Shred Hard Drives Onsite? When businesses go through computer refresh cycles, they must decide what to do with the old computer equipment they will no longer be using. With today’s data security legislation, environmental requirements, and malicious hackers waiting for you to make a mistake, companies can no longer afford to just throw away […]

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  • 5 Tips to Help You Effectively Dispose of Your End of Life Data Assets

    Modern business owners certainly understand the importance of cyber security and the potential harm from data breaches.  While attacks on mega-corporations make headlines, there are also tons of small and midsize business hacks that nobody hears about. The problem is that most businesses focus on keeping data safe for the purposes of storage or sharing, […]

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  • How Recycling IT Equipment Could Lead to a Security Breach

    As fast as technology advances these days, companies often find themselves struggling to keep up.  A solid strategy involves choosing the right hardware and software solutions that are going to last for years to come with appropriate integration and updates, and even seeking custom solutions.  However, you are going to reach a point where you […]

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  • What is the Future of Data Security?

    More and more, our lives are becoming intertwined with data.  Where we once had to call or stop by the bank to confirm balances, we can now check online statements on mobile devices and swipe smartphones at POS terminals to pay for goods.  In truth, we don’t have to enter stores to make purchases anymore […]

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  • 5 Important Steps to Take after a Data Leak

    Data breaches are a major headache for businesses and consumers alike.  Consumers are naturally impacted by issues like stolen personal data and identity theft.  As a business owner, you have an ethical and legal obligation to protect consumer privacy and safeguard the confidential information your customers provide you with. Even with measures in place to […]

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  • Choosing the Right Data Destruction Method

    When electronic equipment is no longer needed, destruction of the data contained is critical, and often required. With the highly advanced recovery techniques of today, data can be easily recovered from devices that have been improperly wiped or destroyed. Many companies make the choice to utilize in-house resources for data erasure and destruction, but if […]

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  • 5 Ways to Destroy a Hard Drive

    The fear with modern social media is that even when you delete posts, they still remain somewhere, floating in the cloud until they come back to haunt you.  Similar fears need not plague you when it comes to business data.  If you destroy data properly, you can make sure its gone for good, and this […]

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  • New Data Breach Law in South Dakota

    As of this month, every state in the U.S. now has a data breach notification law. Just yesterday, South Dakota‘s first ever data breach notification law went into effect (July first). What do South Dakota Businesses Need to Know (The Takeaways) Personal Information and Protected Information Defined: “Personal Information” consists of a person’s first name or first […]

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