As technology advances throughout the years, more and more of our personal information is being stored in electronics. We have apps for banking, socializing, groceries, shopping, entertainment etc., and each one requires a certain amount of personal information. Take into consideration office hardware and every piece of information stored in computers, phones or tablets. Reports of data breaches increase every year, which means corporate data security should be top priority when it comes to client satisfaction. If clients trust you with properly disposing of their old electronics, they should be able to trust you with their old data as well. Some things to consider when taking steps to ensure data security are provided below.
Facility security is one way to ensure no IT assets are compromised. Implementing security measures such as cameras, and locked cages for overnight storage will help maintain a secure facility and provide your clients with peace of mind that their personal information cannot be breached. IT asset management is also a major factor in keeping data secure. Know where every asset is in the ITAD process by tracking and maintaining an efficient order of operations to ensure nothing is overlooked or misplaced.
Data erasure is an important step in the IT asset disposition process for data security. Every time an ITAD company takes in old electronics there’s sometimes residual data left on the devices, personal information, passwords, account information etc. HOBI International Inc. uses an internally developed NIST-compliant data erasure tool, HOBI Shield®, which completely disposes of all data stored on the device. If a device is not eligible for resale it is destroyed via on-site shredding technology, and then recycled.
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