Data security is one of the most important aspects of a business, and now that the world has made a digital, remote shift it’s becoming even more crucial. CEOs depend on data security for not only the safety of their employees’ personal information, but the safety of enterprise information as well. Data security helps maintain a business’s reputation as reliable, and ensures clients that their information is in capable hands. There’s more than one way for someone to access private data, and one method of preventing data theft is through proper IT asset disposition.
Often, when people think of personal data, they believe a simple deletion is the key. However, some do not realize that today nothing is ever truly deleted. Many organizations maintain firewalls and security software to ward off hackers, but if a hacker was desperate enough to retrieve data, all they would have to do is wait for someone to retire office IT hardware.
A common misconception is that data is wiped from a device when the device is reset, but the truth is data remains stored on a device even after a full reset and can still be extracted. For this reason it is important to have a disposition plan in place to ensure clients and employees that none of their personal information is at risk.
IT asset disposition facilities collect retired IT equipment such as laptops, phones, desktops and data centers, and dispose of them in an environmentally friendly manner. HOBI International is an R2, RIOS and ISO-14001 certified IT asset management and disposition enterprise with a focus on maximizing economic return and mitigating potential environmental liability. With more than 30 years in the industry with no data breaches, HOBI understands that data security should always be top priority, which is why we recommend data sanitization. Full data sanitization ensures that every scrap of data is wiped from a device before it is recycled or remarketed for reuse.
HOBI uses an internally-developed data erasure tool, HOBI Shield®, that completely wipes all data from devices. HOBI uses three stages of data security, and any devices that cannot be wiped are shredded. Partnering with an ITAD vendor to recycle old IT assets not only prevents any data breaches, but also helps close the loop on a circular economy, and bring the world one step closer to a more sustainable future.
Proper end-of-life care for IT assets can be the difference between losing clients, and building a positive reputation.
For more information about our Data Security or ITAD services call 817-814-2620, or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.