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Your Company’s Old Hard Drives—A Security Risk?

3 Top Reasons They Must Be Shredded

More and more companies are going digital when it comes to storing company information. It’s faster, more efficient and allows for easier access to employees, clients and vendors who are offsite. And while digital files provide these and other benefits, the rapidly changing technology also means that businesses must upgrade often, causing old hard drives and other devices to become obsolete. Old hard drives that are no longer being used or have an active purpose immediately cause a security risk–leaving your business vulnerable to a breach. Take a look:

1. Manual Hard Drive Cleaning is Ineffective

Many companies use data wiping software or task their IT staff to delete old files off of hard drives in an attempt to clean the drive. These programs are not efficient enough to remove all data and can leave just enough information for a savvy hacker to gain sensitive information. 

2. Secure Shredding is the Only Way to Guarantee Your Data is Safe

Having your old drives professionally destroyed is the only way to ensure 100% destruction, protecting your company’s confidential information. The shredding process leaves no trace of files, data or any other information that was previously stored on the drive. Donating or recycling old drives is not recommended as it can expose your business to data theft, which puts you at risk for liability and losses. 

3. Professional Shredding Process is Quick, Efficient & Convenient

Using a licensed, insured and certified shredding and destruction company to destroy old hard drives and devices ensures that the process is easy, quick and efficient. The equipment used permanently destroys the drives, and mobile shredding providers come to your office to perform the shred. Because the service is done onsite, you are able to witness the process and receive a certificate of destruction, giving you peace of mind that your sensitive information is safe.

Remaining compliant with local, state and federal requirements is key to your success, and this includes destroying old hard drives that contain private information—including company files, customer’s personal data, credit, bank and insurance information and more.

All Points Mobile Shredding provides NAID AAA hard drive destruction onsite at your business. Our trucks utilize state-of-the-art equipment that can destroy eight to ten hard drives per minute. Give us a call today to learn more about our hard drive destruction or fill out this form for a quick quote.

Dawn Connelly

Dawn is the vice president of All Points Mobile Shredding. All Points Mobile Shredding is a family-owned and operated on-site document destruction company that has been serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beaches, and surrounding areas since 1994.

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