Generally, when people think about shredding documents as a form of data protection, they will usually think about paper shredding. However, did you know that shredding hard drives is also a form of data protection? Unfortunately, many people do not think about shredding hard drives when they want to get rid of documents and data. When some businesses and organizations want to get rid of their hard drives, they will just get rid of the entire computer.
Deleting documents on the hard drive or formatting the hard drive will not wipe everything from the hard drive. The data that you thought you erased can still be recovered. If you used a software program that you believed was good enough to wipe your entire hard drive, those programs will not have the ability to protect the confidential data you stored on your hard drive.
When you throw your entire computer away with the hard drive still intact, your confidential and personal information can be easily accessed by a person with bad intentions. Simply wiping the data from the hard drive is not a guarantee that your data will remain safe. On the other hand, hard drive destruction can guarantee that the personal and confidential data on your hard drive will not be recovered by anyone.
If you fail to properly discard of the client and customer data and someone with bad intentions finds this data, you could be the person who is held responsible. If you are held responsible for the sensitive data landing in the wrong hands because it can lead to fraud, breaches, identity theft, and more. You can make sure your electronic data is properly destroyed by destructing the hard drive.
Data threats and breaches occur daily, but you can ensure that no one has access to your personal and confidential data by destroying the contents of your hard drives to the point where they cannot be read and accessed. Contact us today for more information or to discuss your data destruction needs.