When was the last time you revamped your data erasure methods for tablets?
#1 Incorporate tablets into your IT asset management process
While they are the epitome of mobility, tablets are still part of the IT asset spectrum and should be treated as such. As with any office IT equipment containing sensitive data, mobile devices should be carefully tracked through the IT asset management process. This is extremely crucial because if a tablet or iPad were to slip through the cracks during the data erasure process, it would leave your company extremely vulnerable.
#2 Consider the sensitivity level of your data
Determining the nature of data contained on each tablet can dictate if the data is erased or destroyed. Most companies will choose to resell or reuse tablets, so the data erasure process is as simple as wiping the drives. However, when highly secure data is stored on devices, a company may feel more at ease with data destruction, which eliminates the potential for resale but also the opportunity for exposed data.
#3 Tablets are different than other IT assets, organize appropriately
SIM cards and flash cards are more likely to slip by than a PC hard drive. Not to mention, mobile devices today can contain the same if not more data storage than laptops and PCs on the market! A certified ITAD vendor with a well-designed mobile asset disposition process is successful at data erasure and wiping clean each device of all personal and company information.
#4 Document data erasure and destruction
When partnering with an R2-certified ITAD vendor, a company is provided with the highest standards in accordance with government and state regulations. Documentation is a key part of this process. When sending a tablet or iPad through data erasure, create a documented report of the process and success if ever required to show proof of compliance.
HOBI knows tablets
HOBI International is an R2-certified ITAD vendor specializing in mobile lifecycle management. Our pioneered MobileLife process provides the highest level of security whether conducting on-site data erasure services, on-site data destruction, or secured transportation. HOBI uses best-in-class tech teams across the U.S. to provide NIST 800-18 and DOD compliant data erasure and data destruction. This is a fully traceable and documented system for inventory and erasure.
Not to mention, HOBI offers comprehensive tablet repair services that alleviate the challenges and minimize the costs associated with broken or damaged tablets. Our services can be fully customized to meet the demands of any size organization and provide quick turnkey solutions so your tablets are repaired quickly and professionally.
Along with the millions of exposed records comes loss of client trust and damaged public reputation, all due to lack of proper data erasure. It’ll really knock you down.