Data security is essential for individuals and businesses. Data disposal is an essential part of that security.

From individual data theft, through to businesses that inadvertently cause personal data security breaches, the penalties are potentially devastating.  These penalties include everything from embarrassment and reputation damage to civil penalties.  The proper disposal of sensitive information can no longer be a passing thought.  From home users to business owners, it is an essential part of responsibly managing computer hardware.

For this reason, organisations and individuals alike are implementing data protection strategies.  They realise that while it’s important to invest in anti-virus software installation, encryption methods and sound security practices, the most devastating data breaches can occur when a computer is disposed of.

The Risks of Careless Data Disposal

Proper data disposal is more sophisticated than smashing a hard drive with a hammer before you throw it in the rubbish bin. Data from ‘destroyed’ hardware is far more vulnerable than most people think.

For example, discs can be copied and distributed. Even after being shredded, the majority of the data on a disc (65%) remains recoverable. Solid state media (USB flash drives, smartphones, SD cards, etc.) are equally susceptible to a data breach. It needs to be physically destroyed into so many pieces that the data is unrecoverable. That’s where we come in.

What Does Secure Data Disposal Mean?

Secure data disposal means the destruction of hardware that renders the data unrecoverable. We have access to a facility with a disposal machine that destroys devices into a million pieces. From a hard drive to an SD card, we render your home or business data unrecoverable. Our facility equipment utterly destroys any possibility of retrieving the information on your device.

For more information on our secure data disposal techniques, equipment and facilities, contact Acomputerfield by clicking here.