Just one hard drive can contain hundreds of thousands of files and an enormous amount of private information. Discarded hard drives contain priceless information that has become a target for identity thieves trying collect confidential information. Deleting these files or erasing a hard drive is not enough to protect your data because hackers and identity thieves are able to retrieve information on deleted hard drives.
It is critical to your security to destroy hard drives to ensure compliance with:
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Act (HITECH)
- Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
- Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLB)
Hackers and identity thieves are able to retrieve information on deleted hard drives.
Do You Have An Information Security Program?
Every organization should have a comprehensive information security program, including written procedures that must be followed. Such procedures should include detailed record keeping and labeling that states:
- the serial number of each hard drive
- the computer from which it was removed
- the date it was removed
- the date it was destroyed
The information security program should also include careful documentation of destruction dates, methods, and a plan for monitoring and verification.
Do You Have Employee Training?
Proper training is a must. These procedures should only be carried out by trusted and trained employees or a qualified service, and supervised by management. A written policy that calls for destruction of records and old hard drives on a regular schedule makes the destruction of hard drives appear less arbitrary and suspicious if documents are requested in the course of litigation or during an audit.
NAID AAA Certified For Your Protection
It is important to select a NAID AAA Certified hard drive destruction company. NAID AAA Certified providers go through comprehensive scheduled and unannounced audits. The certification process ensures the shredding vendor meets numerous laws and regulations to ensure the customer is protected. All Points Mobile Shredding is NAID AAA Certified in on-site document destruction and hard drive destruction.
State-of-the-Art On-Site Hard Drive Destruction
Our state-of-the-art trucks are equipped with a shredder specifically designed to destroy hard drives and other media. Our trucks can shred 8-10 hard drives per minute, making it easy to handle large hard drive destruction jobs on-site. This ensures your security and reduces the number of people involved in the chain of custody. Our shredder has a 5 ½ inch opening to accommodate both desktop and laptop hard drives.
Drop-Off Hard Drive Destruction
All Points Mobile Shredding also offers our clients hard drive destruction drop off service where you can conveniently stop by our office to drop off your hard drive. Our state-of-the-art office hard drive destroyer will destroy your hard drives so that you can observe the entire process. Our drop off hard drive destruction service is ideal for residential clients who have just a few hard drives to destroy. *
Certificate of Destruction
You will receive a Certificate of Destruction upon completion of the hard drive destruction process, which is an important compliance document for your records.
To find out more about hard drive destruction or for a quote, complete the form on this page or call us today.
* Drop-Off Service is not NAID AAA Certified