The season of ghouls, ghosts and goblins are among us and any IT Director’s worst nightmare is finding out that data you thought was gone is back to haunt you like a zombie rising from a grave. In the IT world, data Centers are the equivalent to graveyards of unused data. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that your old data will not come back to haunt you or cause unseen and serious problems in the future for you or your business.
Unfortunately, the task of making sure data is disposed of in a manner that is secure and absolute is not as simple as it seems. Security standards are high for companies who house social security numbers, credit card numbers, passports, licenses, genetic information, bank account information, and any other sensitive information. For such organizations, the risk of a data breach while equipment is in transit from their site to the destruction provider is too much of a risk to take. As Arman Sagedghi stated in Information Technology Asset Knowledge, “the most secure method of handling hard drives with sensitive data is to have the hard drives pulled and shredded on-site by a certified company.”
The only way to be sure to keep your old data dead forever is through mobile onsite shredding. Bringing shredders to your site is one significant step that you can take to ensure secure, compliant and absolute protection. You’ll be able to confidently say “REST IN PEACE, DATA!”