Every day CIOs and IT managers face data security threats, and every day a new maneuver to hack information is discovered.
It’s your company’s duty to minimize the threats not only for yourself, but for your clients as well. Contact an R2-certified IT asset management and ITAD provider for the best practices in data erasure of your IT equipment.
The only way to make sure you aren’t the next data security breach headline is to establish and follow through with a secure ITAD program.
What are your assets?
Assets can be as tiny as a USB drive or a mini tablet, but have the ability to contain the same if not more data storage space than most desktop PCs. Whether an asset containing sensitive data is misplaced or slips through the cracks during data erasure in the ITAD process, the damage is still the same. When it comes to IT asset management, tracking inventory is crucial and drastically reduces the chance of a data breach in the future.
Data erasure or destruction?
After you have assessed and determined what your assets are, it may be beneficial to categorize them according to the degree of data value. This may help determine how to further process the assets during management and disposal. Determining the nature of data contained on each asset can dictate if the data is erased or destroyed. Most companies will choose to resell or reuse some devices, for instance 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.
What can an ITAD vendor do for you?
ITAD organizations can assess each piece of equipment to determine the value of resale or if it would be more beneficial to recycle. HOBI International is an expert at providing the best practices in IT asset management and ITAD services. Our professionals construct individual plans for each client in order to optimize their ROI.
Some companies are not comfortable with their sensitive information leaving their building, so the HOBI team is successful at providing the highest level of security when conducting on-site data erasure or data destruction and even secured transportation. Data security experts are fully trained to perform data destruction at the same level that is accomplished off-site at an ITAD facility.
Without a secure and reliable outlet for data destruction, devices containing sensitive company information could easily get out of your control. Leave it to the experts in IT asset management and ITAD.