Asset Management

assetWhen a computer or server at home or on your business network fails and/or is replaced and is taken out of your production environment, what do you plan to do with it?
• Donate to charity?
• Give to a friend?
• Release to an employee of the company for personal use?
• Recycle?

All great options, however, do you want your personal and/or business data in someone else’s hands? Whether your personal computer contains private data or whether your business computer contains confidential data that falls under government guidelines for data security and safety, wouldn’t you prefer to keep your data confidential? Why risk handing off information about yourself or your business and increasing your chances of identity theft or a data security breach?

Are you compliant with new Information Privacy Acts?

New regulations require you to have a customer privacy policy in place. Your policy must include secure document retirement in order to be compliant with recent privacy acts, including:
• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
• Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act)
• Sarbanes-Oxley Act
• The Patriot Act
• Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act

What is a Secure Document Retirement Policy?

Secure document retirement ensures that a discarded paper document or deleted electronic file is rendered unrecoverable. Most companies already have a policy to destroy paper documents. However, few companies have such a policy for electronic files. A compliant Secure Document Retirement Policy will ensure that both paper and electronic information are properly disposed of.

How important is a Secure Document Retirement Policy?

A single improperly discarded computer or electronic file can contain hundreds or thousands of sensitive customer records. The failure of companies to properly discard customer information is contributing to one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world: identity theft.

Can’t I just erase hard drive data by using the Recycle Bin?

Many people think that deleting their files and emptying the Recycle Bin will permanently delete those files. In fact, the Recycle Bin even tells you that emptying the Recycle Bin will permanently remove items. Unfortunately, that is not correct. After emptying the Recycle Bin, your files can be easily retrieved by many data recovery programs and free software tools.

Does formatting erase hard drive data?

Many people believe that the best way to erase hard drive data is by formatting the hard drive. But, contrary to popular belief, formatting your hard drive DOES NOT erase hard drive data!

So how do I permanently erase hard drive data?

The only way to erase hard drive data is to overwrite your hard drive with random information. We provide a solution to this need. Utilizing state-of-the-art Department of Defense approved software to completely and permanently delete all information from your hard drive ensures that no one can get their hands on the data that keeps your business running. We can remove the hardware from your home or office, permanently remove all data and safely recycle your hardware for you or return it to you for donation or recycling on your own.

Contact us today to find out more about who we are, and how we can service you.