Every business or organization has lots of data stored its computers’ hard drives. Just a single hard drive can contain hundreds of sensitive financial information, email messages, social security numbers, medical information, customer information and more. This means that when you finally decide to get rid of your no longer functional computer or laptop, destroying your old hard drives should be priority number one. We at Phiston Innovation Ingenuity Integrity take the time explain the importance of hiring a professional hard drive destroyer for this purpose:
1. Protects Your Company’s Reputation
Throwing away your used hard drives or recycling them will simply expose you to a data breach. Tech-savvy identity thieves or hackers can easily gain access to these records for their malicious motives, which might in turn put your company’s reputation at a big risk. To be on the safe side, you have to ensure that data is destroyed appropriately.
2. Regulatory Compliance
The U.S. Department of Defense National Security Agency (NSA) and Federal Trade Commission require businesses and organizations to follow the right procedures when destroying data or equipment that’s no longer in use. Hiring a professional hard drive destroyer is a sure way of complying with the stipulated regulations and avoiding unnecessary heavy fines and penalties.
3. Clears up Space
Most businesses are fond of keeping their old computers and used hard drives in storage rooms or basements. This eats up the space that you could have otherwise used to keep your new generation equipment or expand your business. With the help of a professional data destroyer, you’ll be freeing up space needed for other important uses.
We are here to help you ensure that your data is destroyed and irrecoverable through the use of state-of-the-art data destruction facilities and adhering to industry standards. Contact us today to learn more about the services and products we have on offer or to schedule an appointment.