Disposing of electronics and all electronic media properly to avoid exposing company information is a critical step that businesses sometimes miss. When you decommission computers or any other electronic device, you need to ensure that all sensitive information is removed completely- and 100% unrecoverable.

This section helps explain some of the steps our NAID certified contractors take to ensure your hard drives, cds, dvds, and other external media are completely wiped and the data is unrecoverable before it’s destroyed.

Retiring Old Office Equipment

Although any kind of upgrade in life is exciting, replacing old and outdated office equipment is so much more than just simply upgrading to something better- it is a process that shouldn’t be taken lightly. All sorts of confidential information can be stored on that equipment, including employee information,...

Importance of Electronic Media Destruction

It’s important to ensure that the data you have on your company’s computer that you are retiring is completely removed.  There’s huge concerns involved, like HIPAA and FACTA laws, identity theft, and corporate espionage- and the monetary damages that come with violating those laws and exposing personal information. More...

Two Found Guilty for Improper Computer Recycling

Two men have been convicted of wire fraud, environmental crimes, and obstruction of justice for improperly recycling computer equipment. The charges stem from promising customers that their electronics were being recycled in the United States when they were actually being dumped in China. Brandon Richter and Tor Olson were the...

Shredding Backup Tapes

Tech Target recently wrote an article on what to do with backup tapes that are no longer needed. They suggested shredding them instead of selling them into a secondary market. The reason is that it is easy to find data on recycled tapes. For a backup tape it could...