Last Updated on December 30, 2022 by Admin Wells
Companies of all sizes depend upon electronic media for their most important business operations. The data created by this equipment needs to be securely protected, and at the end of its lifecycle, it needs to be securely destroyed. Your company has legal requirements for data destruction, particularly if you operate on a global scale where different countries and different regions can have different legal requirements concerning destroying data.
Secure erasing of data most often requires the need of a professional hard drive destruction company, or an ITAD (IT Asset Disposition) service provider, such as OceanTech. IT Asset Disposition goes hand-in-hand with data security and reporting.
At OceanTech, we believe that ITAD should always be viewed through the lens of data security first. ITAD should be a critical component of your data breach prevention strategy. If you don’t know how, or if you’re not disposing of your IT assets properly, your customer and employee data could be compromised. If there is a breach or even the potential threat of a breach, not only is that data compromised, so is your company’s brand reputation….and that’s something that’s not easily repaired.
OceanTech utilizes a patent-pending data wiping solution called WipeOS. It is a solution that permanently destroys data from commonly used IT devices. Integrating WipeOS into your network or using one of the other features like USB to sanitize data from decommissioned devices, will eliminate the risk of a data breach. Even if your policy is to shred hard drives containing data, there is still a massive exposure to loss or theft during the time it takes for a device to be decommissioned, the drive to get pulled, and the hard drive to be shredded.
WipeOS can ensure certified data destruction of all data-containing devices and provides detailed reports cataloging each drive’s serial number by job number, location, or other customizable fields.
By wiping and reselling the drives instead of physically destroying them, companies can maximize the value of the equipment for resale.
OceanTech has a strong commitment to the security of our clients’ confidential information. During the entire process, we track and catalogue your assets. Once the data destruction has been successfully completed, OceanTech will issue a Certificate of Data Destruction to the client that details the make, model, and serial number of each asset that has been secured, sanitized or destroyed.
One can consider the point that is mentioned-above that signifies the importance of secure destruction of your data. You can easily wipe your hard drive by considering a reliable agency or a third-party tool.
The data-driven business significantly demands adequate security. One just can’t afford a security breach that can affect the overall revenues of the company.