CORPORATE DATA SECURITY DURING RECYCLING
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 about the importance of corporate data security during the disposal 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?
- Think through risk levels and other considerations by reading The NIST SP 800-88-R1 Guidelines for Media Sanitization.
- Always choose an R2 (Responsible Recycling) or similarly certified vendor. (Here’s a hint: use us!)
- Learn more about the data destruction options available to you. Our goal is to seamlessly integrate our data destruction procedures into your internal data security policies and practices.
- To ensure corporate data security during disposal of electronic waste, request service from Homeboy Electronics Recycling for a free consultation and risk assessment.
- 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.