From the biggest international corporations on Earth all the way down to tiny local businesses, every organization is going to have to upgrade their equipment at some point in order to remain relevant. When the time comes to make that upgrade, you will need to have some way to make sure that your data remains secure. The best way to do this is to invest in secure hard drive destruction.
After all, if your hard drives have been destroyed, then they can no longer be accessed which is a far better method for making that data inaccessible than relying on your ability to create strong passwords and just hoping that those passwords won’t end up getting broken. There is a wealth of data on your hard drives and leaving it on there when you dispose of those drives is just asking for your security to be compromised.
You might be wondering why you would need data destruction services, especially if your business is small and appears to not be the kind of place that data thieves would target. Well, here are just a few things that potential data thieves might be interested in acquiring from your data stores.
As a business, your data storage will almost certainly include records for current and previous employees. These records can include things like their address, phone number, bank account pin numbers and so on. Letting this sort of data get stolen can result in your employees becoming victims of identity theft, having their bank accounts hacked and an increase in the amount of spam mail they are subjected to. In order to avoid this kind of thing, it’s important to keep these records secure and to wipe out your drives when they are no longer being used.
The amount of information largely depends on how large your business is but you will probably keep records of business transactions, payment info, addresses and possibly social security numbers at the very least. The issue here is that you aren’t just putting yourself at risk by failing to have this data stored securely but potentially putting customers at risk as well.
Unless you’re doing business out of a wooden box with nothing but cash and everything you record is kept in paper form (which is a bad idea but for different reasons) you are likely to have all of this and more in your records at some point. While you may be tempted to try and save money by just storing this data away and not disposing of the drives or by destroying the drives yourself and hoping for the best, this really is just asking for trouble. Data present on drives that have not been properly disposed of can still be accessed given enough time and effort so it’s in your best interests to make sure your hard drives are properly disposed of.
Luckily, you can rely on us here at Phiston to provide solutions to your secure data destruction needs. Contact us today to find out which of our products is right for you and your business.