Every year we read news articles about data breaches and millions of customers, patients, employees, etc. data being unshielded. Unfortunately, one of the reasons these data breaches occur is because not all companies are able to stay on top of all the proper ways to protect data and the people the data belongs to.
We are living in a digital world that continues to be introduced to the latest and greatest technology, but we are not always able to provide enough security to ensure the technology is being used safely. One of the problems that often leads to security problems, especially data security, is that not everyone is fully aware of the type of security breaches that can happen and not everyone is aware of the ways that sensitive data can be obtained.
One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to data security is that erasing a hard drive will completely remove everything and it will be deleted forever. Even if you find a software that states it is able to remove the data from your hard drive and wipe it clean, your data will still remain in the hard drive because the platters of your hard drive are what retains your data.
Another misconception that many have when it comes to data security and hard drives is that if the hard drive is destroyed by dropping it or using a hammer to ruin it that no one can retrieve anything from the hard drive. Unfortunately, data can still be recovered from hard drives that have been damaged.
One of the ways to ensure the data on your hard drive can never be accessed by anyone is to use a hard drive crusher. The crushing of your hard drive will ensure that your hard drive becomes inaccessible. Using a hard drive crusher will ensure your business or organization’s data and the safety of everyone will not be compromised. One of the best ways to ensure your confidential and sensitive data is safe is to use data destruction equipment.
If you have been operating a business or organization for a significant period of time, you already know how important it is to stay on pace with the changes in technology. Sometimes your equipment will be damaged and sometimes you will need to make upgrades. This can result in you having hard drives in your business that you may not know what to do with.
Do not let your old hard drives lead to data breaches. For information on the hard drive destruction equipment we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us today.