eWaste Recycling and Secure Data Destruction – Know the Basics

The economy is picking up. Business is getting better. You finally have the budget for a computer refresh. Once the heavy lifting of your refresh is done, you will presumably be left with the proverbial bone yard of relic monitors, printers, desktops, laptops, and servers. So what now? What to do with your used computer equipment is an easily overlooked step in the IT refresh process. Do you resell? Donate? Recycle? Moreover, what you do with those used
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Hillary Clinton Campaign Shreds Server Hard Drives

Reports show that the Hillary Clinton campaign has made payments to a data destruction company for computer and server hard drive shredding services. Does destroying digital media, such as computer hard drives, in of itself indicate nefarious activity or a cover up? Absolutely not, it shows the Hillary Clinton campaign is being responsible with their personal and private data. Computer hard drive destruction – more importantly the personal data it holds- is becoming as standard as shredding
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Employees And IT Recycling Pose A Threat To Data Security

Data Security: insiders and IT recycling pose a threat to corporate data Mention network security and the first thing that comes to mind is the image of international hackers stealing corporate data and customer information. But according to a recent survey of hundreds of cybersecurity professionals, organizations need to pay just as much attention to the threats that are within their walls as they do to ones from anonymous outsiders. The survey, which was conducted by Information
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Data Erasure Not As Effective As Hard Drive Shredding

Are you relying upon data erasure or hard drive shredding for you e-security needs? An eye-opening new study was just released that may have you thinking twice about the effectiveness of hard drive erasing or wiping. The study, conducted by Kroll Ontrack and Blancco Technology Group, analyzed both used mobile devices and hard drives being sold on Amazon, eBay and Gazelle to determine whether they held any residual data from their previous owners. They found that more
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Decommissioning And Recycling Idle Servers Saves Energy While Reducing Data Breach Risk

Every day, companies around the world are upgrading and expanding their data centers. Though these investments mean improved speed, service and data security, plans for their acquisition all too often leave out consideration of what to do with the servers that are being replaced. It has been estimated that there are millions of servers sitting idle because companies that are focused on upgrading new hardware rarely include dismantling and disposing of what they are replacing as part
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Does a Certificate of Data Destruction Release our Company of Liability?

Companies that are serious about complying with data privacy laws require data destruction vendors provide them with a Certificate of Destruction. Though proper documentation is certainly an important step in the data destruction process, it begs the question — are we still liable if data is lost? Do not be under the impression that if you have a Certificate of Destruction in your possession, that it establishes your compliance and clears you of liability, that is not
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