If your company stores personal or financial data on a PC hard drive, server or backup tapes, you need a secure way of dealing with those items when deciding to upgrade equipment or clear out old tapes. If you fail to make sensitive data unusable, not only could you run the risk of it falling into the wrong hands, you could also be breaching Data Protection laws.
Hard Drive Disposal
It’s worth remembering that even if a hard drive isn’t working, it still contains data – and that data could still be recovered. Degaussing is the only way to remove that risk completely. Degaussing renders hard drives, media tapes and other magnetic media to ensure they are unusable. This process works by passing equipment through a powerful magnetic field, which rearranges magnetic particles to leave data 100% unusable and unrecoverable.
Shredall comply with all relevant industry safety standards in both the UK and US. Our degausser is NATO and UK government-approved, and meets the standards of both the US National Security Agency and Department of Defence. Your security is paramount, therefore a complete hard-drive destruction is essential to mitigate data security breaches.
Clients who benefit from our degaussing service include data storage companies; financial service companies; emergency services, hospitals and healthcare organisations; universities and other educational establishments; and IT departments.
Digital Hard Drive Destruction
With the majority of businesses taking their practices online, it is also important to consider destroying confidential digital drives. This can include; flash drives (memory sticks), SD cards, CDs, DVDs, audio and video tapes. A simple deletion on a digital drive is not enough to protect your business from previous security data to be obtained. Completely destroying your digital drives will with ensure your data cannot be obtained by identity thieves in the future.