When you get rid of personal, sensitive paper documents, it’s a good idea to shred them to help protect your privacy and prevent identity theft. Similarly, it’s important to secure data erase your personal information from computers (desktop, laptop, or tablet) and other devices (smartphone, gaming console) before you dispose of them.
If you are a business or public sector, you may also risk loss of client’s personal, sensitive data, intellectual property, legal penalties, and damage to your corporate reputation.
So, what should you do? Take the following actions. Obviously, back up files or data you want to keep by making a copy of your information somewhere else
Reinstalling your operating system, formatting your hard drive or deleting specific files and folders doesn’t ensure your data is gone. In fact, in most cases your data is still completely accessible with freely-available tools. Delete doesn’t mean delete! That’s because common methods of deleting data only remove the directory reference to the data so it’s no longer visible. That’s why computers can restore files from a “recycle bin.” They were never really gone in the first place!
Even using more thorough methods of erasing data or reformatting your hard drive may not provide the protection you need. Files leave physical imprints or shadows on your hard disk and skilled computer hackers can access your confidential data, even if it has been properly deleted or overwritten.
Blancco ensures your data is completely erased and unrecoverable. Blancco uses military-grade, wiping technology that overwrites your data multiple times using CESG approved wipe patterns, ensuring that your data is unrecoverable, even using the most sophisticated tools.
Blancco is perfect for any situation in which you need to delete ALL the data on your storage drive including data, programs, and the operating system.
Blancco is the world leader in secure data destruction. It allows corporations and government entities to permanently and securely erase data from hard drives, removable media, and mobile devices, providing a cost-effective, secure, and socially responsible way of recycling and retiring computer storage and is the world’s most highly-certified wiping software
Blancco securely wipe hard drives and meets BS: Infosec Enhanced Standard 5 security standard and is approved by CESG and DIPCOG Approved and provides a secure data wipe that is “permanently destroyed as to make any type of forensic data recovery impossible’’ and meets or exceeds all major national and international regulatory and technical standards.
Concept Managements secure HDD erasure and overwriting can:
- Manage your corporate storage hardware end-of-life cycle.
- securely erase hard drive data on computers in branch or remote locations before moving them.
- Erase data centre servers and loose drives
- Secure erase hard drive copy machines/copiers
We are now finding that, to enable maximum resale for redundant and end of life equipment there is a major IT shift from physical destruction to software wiping.