Securely dispose of your redundant hard drives and IT equipment
If you are updating technology or disposing of IT assets, not securely destroying hard drives beyond their use could leave you and your customers vulnerable. When it comes to confidential data destruction, the same regulations apply to computer hard drives as with confidential paper documents. Appropriate steps need to be taken to ensure your sensitive data is securely destroyed when no longer needed.
The 3 main threats to business data stored on a PC or mobile device are the following:
- Forced entry to premises
- Hacking into IT systems
- Inadequate disposal into landfill
No doubt your business takes the appropriate steps to ensure your premises are secure. And you’ll back up your servers and protect your computers with the latest anti-virus software to minimise the chance of being hacked. But many businesses still fall short when it comes to the safe removal and disposal of hardware. Not destroying your hardware devices appropriately leaves you open to data protection breaches and exposes your business to hefty penalties.
Our hard drive destruction service will ensure your business remains compliant. We always wipe your data using a magnetic field (a technique called degaussing) before shredding. This ensures your data is gone forever. We’ll issue you with a Certificate of Destruction once the job has been completed if required too.
- Hard Drives and disks
- Flash/USB drives
- Photocopier and printer memory cards
- SIM cards
- Mobile phones
- CD’s & DVD’s
- Laptops and tablets
We collect and strip IT assets including monitors, PCs and shred hard drives and memory cards before recycling components. Discover more about our recycling efforts here.
Contact us today with your requirements and let us take away the hassle of dealing with your disused equipment or click any of the links below to find out more about other items we can shred for you: