Protect your data records and your reputation.
Concept Management can securely destroy hard drives and all other types of data bearing media devices on-site or off-site (See Video) with a simple and secure process. Confidential data stored on hard drives, flash drives (memory sticks) and optical disks (CD’s & DVD’s) needs to disposed of appropriately. Simply deleting the files – or even formatting a disk – isn’t enough to guarantee that data will be properly wiped out.
Concept offer a hard drive and digital media destruction service to guarantee data is destroyed and no longer recoverable. We understand that everyone’s requirements are different so we tailor our approach and provide a collaborative, secure and robust service, that meets and exceeds your demands and expectations. With our hard drive shredding service, you tell us what you want to destroy and when you want us to do it and we will bring the relevant equipment.
All collections of Hard Disc Drives for all destruction services are completed using a dedicated collection using a vehicle from our own fleet of GPS tracked vehicles and with staff who are vetted to at least BS:7858.
The benefits of an on-site destruction are that the customer can witness the destruction process.
- An off-site destruction can be carried out under CCTV conditions and the recordings can be provided in the form of a DVD or sent electronically for audit purposes.
The Destruction process is as follows:
- The collection/destruction request to be given a unique collection number.
- We then count the HDDs prior to the start of the Job and a quantity agreed with client and the HDD serial numbers will be scanned onto a Job Report.
- HDD’s then physically destroyed through our hard drive shredder.
- On departure a Waste Transfer Note is completed and signed by customer and driver.
- Once the hard drive shredding has been completed we then provide Certificates of Destruction, Duty of Care Notes, Job Sheets, Job Reports and Asset Register and copies are placed on Concept CRM and a customer portal is provided if required.
- The hard drive shred is then completely recycled to Environment Agency guidelines and we offer an holistic proposition that includes all Environment Agency accreditations such as ATF, AATF and Waste Carriers Licence right through to ISO 9001, ISO:14001 and ISO:27001
A famous saying in the IT disposal market is ‘delete doesn’t mean delete’.
Simply deleting data, resetting a mobile device or reformatting a disk does not actually remove the data. For example, the factory reset of mobile devices only reverts devices to factory settings and in some instances, some user data remains intact.
If you only use the above methods as the sole means for data erasure, you can run the risk of a security breach. This puts the Company at risk of regulatory noncompliance, stolen data, data in the hands of criminals and ultimately brand and reputation damage.
The only way to permanently destroy data without physically destroying the hard disk is to use overwriting software. This ensures that the drives are completely cleansed of recoverable data.
However, it is not always possible to overwrite, due to damaged, nonworking or commercial reason, then physical destruction is necessary.
Physical destruction can take many forms but one alternative is to crush the drives. The best crusher, we feel, on the market at the moment is the EDR crusher.
The EDR Hard Disk Crusher ensures that confidential data remains confidential by physically destroying it permanently. After being crushed by the EDR Hard Disk Crusher, the data can never be recovered again. It is much simpler and faster to use the Hard Disk Crusher than it is to shred, reformat a disk or use a degausser. There are potential problems with other methods, degaussers don’t always work, due to new disk shielding technologies, degaussers have become unreliable. and are best used in conjunction with other methods such as shredding and smelting.
With the Hard Disk Crusher you can crush over 200 disks an hour. It drills through the hard disk’s spindles and physically creates ripples in the platters, making it impossible to recover the data. We have physically destroyed over 1100 drives in one day and our engineers are very proud of this fact.
The Hard Disk Crusher is durable and transportable. We can put it in our vehicle and take it from one location to another, making it very easy to bring to site and perform the destruction almost anywhere, preventing the need to move drives and keeping them in a secure location where we crush. It uses a standard 240 volt outlet and can crush a disk in less than 10 seconds. The destruction chamber is made of case hardened steel. Its unique safety features ensure that the crushing device will not operate unless the safety door is shut. If someone opens the door while a disk is in the process of being crushed, the crusher will shut off.
This crusher has been independently tested by the Professor Andrew Blythe from the University of Glamorgan and ADISA and has been verified that no data can be retrieved from a device once it has been through the crushing process. Any commercial organisation that needs to protect sensitive information can benefit by using Concept Management’s EDR Hard Disk Crusher.