Monthly Archives: April 2015

Information isn’t a one way street

Sure your bank, your attorneys and your credit card company destroy, or should be destroying, any computer hardware they are disposing of, such as hard drives, removable media of any kind, like flash drives and compact discs, but all that information, your emails, your credit card information, PERSONAL INFORMATION, all that is still on YOUR […]

How’d They Get My Data?

When a business throws away a computer, or even a hard drive, they’re essentially donating whatever information is on the hard drive to anyone who is interested.  Whether it’s legal or not, the trash is available for anyone to take.  This quickly makes data security an important consideration, because there is usually much more information left on […]

How’d They Get My Data?

When a business throws away a computer, or even a hard drive, they’re essentially donating whatever information is on the hard drive to anyone who is interested.  Whether it’s legal or not, the trash is available for anyone to take.  This quickly makes data security an important consideration, because there is usually much more information left on […]

What is a hard drive eraser?

Federal legal standards for the disposal of protected health information (PHI) on digital media require that patient information and vital identity information be completely erased and rendered unrecoverable before hard disks on which the data are saved can be re-used, transferred or sold. The hard drive eraser refers to the technology that makes complete unrecoverable removal of disk stored […]

Data Security Issues Related to the Rise of the Solid State Drive

Data Security Issues Related to the Rise of the Solid State Drive That was one of the conclusions of a recent article published in the International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications. Computer storage devices are in a constant state of digital evolution.  The traditional hard drive is becoming an outmoded solution as the Solid […]