In this fast-paced era of IT technology, data security and data breaches have come to the forefront of most business operations and costs. As technology keeps evolving by the minute, so do the problems of insuring the safety of any sensitive data for companies in all industries.
Compliance can be a complicated, time-consuming and disruptive process resulting in on-going costs to business with invasive audits and continuous compliance assessments. Any solution should minimize the impact of managing data privacy and system integrity over time and across multiple domains and boundaries.
In an effort to educate the business community at large, we at Guardian Data Destruction ask you to consider the following matters:
Have You Built and Maintained a Secure Network? Does this address the physical aspect of data security? Can you produce a document in an audit to prove that the data was protected or destroyed?
Is Proper Data Protection in Place throughout the Devices Lifecycle? Does your procedure or policy include a secure hard drive lock box or area for idle and end of life assets containing data? Does this address mobile devices, ex black berry, smart phone tablets, and memory sticks?
Do you have an end of life data security policy in place? How are you addressing the data residing on the equipment coming off lease? Are you restricting live data from leaving the building? Which on site data destruction method is being instituted… erasure, shredding or degaussing?
Are you maintaining a Comprehensive Compliance Policy for all Government Regulations? What data protection do you have beyond the firewall? Do you meet or exceed regulation requirements for all data handling, protection and destruction?
Have Strong Access Control Measures been instituted? Are you restricting access to client data on a business need-to-know basis? Have the physical access restrictions been positioned where non used assets containing data are stored?
Is a Proper Information Security Policy being maintained? Do you have a clearly defined policy that addresses data security from the desktop to the grave? Are you receiving a certificate of data destruction and chain of custody document for all transfer of assets?
Fulfilling these security measures is only part of the solution. In addition to being compliant in all these ways, Guardian helps you fortify the security solution with proper management and protection of the back end of the data life cycle as well. From On-Site Hard Drive Erasure and Shredding, Hard Drive Degaussing, Site Decomissioning to Asset Disposition, contact us today about our mobile on-site IT Lab.