The Importance of In-House Data Destruction

For some businesses, solid state data destruction is an afterthought. The truth is, this common misconception could end up costing your business thousands in losses. The question isn’t if but when these units can cause a severe data breach; therefore developing a strategic plan for destruction of these items is imperative to yours and your customers’ information security.
Where to Start

When developing your plan, deciding which units will be destroyed and how should be the first step. It may first seem like an intimidating task, but with the right tools and some careful planning, the task of solid state data destruction should cost your firm limited time and resources.
First, consult with an expert to determine your specific needs. Items such as hard drives, ID badges, credit cards, DVDs, CDs, and Blu Rays must be rendered completely useless to ensure vital data cannot be read or copied to remain within HIPPA, GLB, and FACTA regulations. Once you have an idea what types of items must be destroyed, you will be able to begin researching products that will provide total destruction. 
In-House Data Device Destruction

Sending data storage devices out for destruction can be costly. In addition, the chain of custody can be more easily broken when not performing data destruction in-house. The best solution is to use destruction devices at one central location within your facility. This allows for immediate destruction that can be easily traced and accounted for. 
Phiston Technologies has developed several data destruction devices that fit right on a desktop. These devices use innovative technology designed to irreparably destroy everything from hard drives to flash media, right at your location. 
If you are interested in learning more about our data destructive devices, please contact the experts with Phiston Technologies. Our team of data security professionals can help you devise a strategic plan for all of your data destruction needs.

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