Secure computer recycling and disposal is becoming a hot topic. What used to be the domain of IT and Information Governance is now becoming part of everybody’s thinking, or it definitely should. The Information Commissioners Office is highlighting security breaches and all types of companies are being fined. Data Security should be the main topic on everyone’s agenda when thinking of computer hardware recycling and disposal.
When disposing of any kind of data bearing device, it is important that you have peace of mind knowing that they have been physically destroyed. A sure fire way of knowing this is to watch the destruction process yourself by having it done at your premises.
On site hard drive destruction is the best way to ensure hard drives with sensitive data are destroyed. You don’t have to rely on someone else’s assurances that they will be done. Onsite hard drive destruction means that no active sensitive data is transported around the country prior to being destroyed.
There are several methods of physical destruction, shred or crush. Seeing is believing. Only physically destroying your hard drives ensures that the information is unrecoverable. On site hard drive shredding enables you to see the physical destruction at your premises. This means when audited, you can demonstrate that there is a very robust, secure destruction process in place.
Shredding can be used on various data bearing devices from HDDs, tape drives, CCTV and video tapes, CDs, DVDs, floppy discs and pen drives; you name it we can shred it, all in front of you, within a secure location and provide all compliant paperwork, including asset register of everything shredded, collection report, duty of care and waste transfer note along with certificate of destruction.
On site crushing is a more cost effective way of physical destruction and completely destroys the hard drive and renders it unreadable, although the limitations are that it can only destroy HDDs.
The HDD crusher, along with the shredder, we can crush it, all in front of you, within a secure location and provide all compliant paperwork, including asset register of everything shredded, collection report, duty of care and waste transfer note along with certificate of destruction.
Concept Management and on site data destruction gives you peace of mind, knowing that prior to leaving site all data has been physically destroyed and that you have a secure, robust service that provides all compliant paperwork that meets all data security requirements and guidelines.