Peace of Mind

Data Security

Protecting Your Reputation and Bottom Line

You increasingly hear about the security of the cloud and online accounts, but what about the physical devices that also hold your organization’s sensitive data? While data security is absolutely critical for day-to-day operations, don’t forget its importance when it comes time to dispose of your IT assets and electronic equipment. Data breaches—however they occur—can cost companies tens of millions in fines and brand impairment.

Just think, an improperly secured mobile device could provide access to your organization’s intranet, or a single hard drive might contain more sensitive data than all the paper you print in a year. Some of that data is subject to federal compliance laws like HIPAA and FACTA.

What can you do?

Types of Sensitive Data
  • Medical records
  • Financial data
  • Classified information
  • Intellectual property
  • Customer lists
We chose Homeboy Electronics Recycling to recycle Information Technology electronic equipment for an entire hospital and they did so professionally and with all the requisite certifications. I continue to use them for other projects and feel safe in saying they will meet any company’s recycling needs.
John D. Brown
CIO, Pacific Alliance Medical Center