The Risks of Unreliable Hard Drive Destruction

It seems so simple: your company is disposing an old hard drive, so you simply wipe the data and recycle it. After all, what could possibly happen?

As it turns out, quite a bit. As any security expert knows, simply wiping the data from your hard drive is not enough to actually delete it in a way that is not recoverable. In fact, even some methods recommended around the web are not enough. If you don’t go through just the right process, you encounter risks that could threaten the health and survival of your business.

A simple software wipe of old data is easily recoverable. Before you know it, sensitive customer data is available to anyone looking to access it and willing to put in the work.

Cyber crime will cost global businesses up to $6 trillion by 2021, and most of that damage does not come from the highly publicized hacks or intentional breaches of active data. It comes from human error, and discarded data that is recovered more easily than expected. Disposal of your old business hard drives may seem simple, but can lead to significant problems when done incorrectly.

Instead, you need to make sure you get it right. Data destruction needs to be thorough, and involve more than just software. In fact, without the right equipment, even a physical attempt at destruction can easily fail.

That’s where we come in. Phiston Technologies has offered hard drive destruction equipment to businesses of all sizes for years. Our technology meets most NSA standards, and will make sure that once destroyed, the data cannot be recovered. Contact us for more information about our products, and to start the process of making your business safer.

 

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