The future has moved towards electronic storage of media-hard drives, CD, disk, back up tape and DVD’s. Staying on top of technological advancements is a challenge for all industries in Texas, but one that is critical.
Why? The amount of sensitive information that’s found in one single document is incomparable to the hundreds of thousands of files found on one hard drive, CD, or tape. When material isn’t disposed of properly, identity thieves can quickly discover the confidential information that’s been left on your hard drives, tapes, and other electronic media. Secure destruction is not just the safe thing to do; it’s the legal thing to do as well. As a business owner you must comply with data privacy regulations. Both FACTA and HIPAA mandate what information stored on electronic media requires destruction. Not only does the regulation dictate what is destroyed, it also mandates how it is.
Failing to do so is risky business for your employees and customers, and it poses several other threats as well. These include:
- Failure to comply with state and federal privacy laws
- Legal Liabilities such as Data Breach
- Poor Reputation
- Loss of Business
Data that is “erased” through degaussing does not permanently wipe your data. Identity thieves are savvy and if determined enough, will find a way to retrieve confidential data. The only method of disposal which guarantees electronic media is irrecoverable is through secure destruction. Adhering to these regulations will protect you, your company and customers from unauthorized exposure of sensitive data. Reduce your risk of the above security threats and ensure the material is properly destroyed; it’s easy and it’s secure.
At Secured Document Shredding we’ll collect your entire computer (monitor, mouse, keyboard etc) and retrieve the hard drive out of the tower for destruction. All other components of the computer are sent to a certified recycler.
We Offer Destruction of:
- hard drives
- media (DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs)
- magnetic tapes
- floppy disks
- zip drives
At Secured Document Shredding, Our Media Destruction Services Offer:
- A secure chain of custody, maintained throughout the destruction process
- A log of serial numbers for each device (hard drives only)
- A Certificate of Destruction for additional peace of mind
- Recycling of destroyed material through an approved outside partner
Ensure that your private data does not wind up in the wrong hands and outsource your media destruction needs to trusted professionals. Secured Document Shredding has your back! To learn more about our reliable media destruction services, or to arrange a free consultation, please feel free to contact us.