Monthly Archives: September 2013

The True Form of Data Security

Here’s a quote from a computer forensics expert at Harvard: “When retiring a hard drive, physical destruction makes information inaccessible.” It’s in a piece by Bill Brenner at Tech Target. The person quoted was a postdoctoral fellow, so he must know what he’s talking about. At first blush, it’s hard not to smile and think, Well, duh! when […]

Hard Disk Crusher Smashes Sensitive Bits and Bytes

With worldwide PC shipments totaling 89 million units in the first quarter of 2012 alone,  it’s pretty evident we’ve all been busy upgrading our computer technology. But when we spin up that brand new hardware, what happens to the data we left on the old one?Just thinking what we left on our old hard drives is enough […]

Impossible to Erase? Why Solid State Data Destruction Is a Special Challenge

Solid state drives (SSD) are remarkable for their ability to deliver greater read/write performance with less power consumption for the same level of capacity as a hard disk drive (HDD). The cost per unit of storage of SDD has decreased and will continue to fall, leading to higher performing servers and lighter, more efficient consumer […]

Total Media Destruction is True Data Security

Information, stored as data, is quickly becoming the World’s most valuable commodity. It is bought and sold, traded, stolen, and in many cases just given away. Recent data breeches have cost corporations billions in market value and actual cash. Everyone seems to understand the value of data yet many do not know how to dispose […]