Shocking research shows high level of data remaining on used hard drives for sale.
Recent research conducted by The Marketing Heaven, revealed that 42% of used drives sold on eBay were holding sensitive data and 15% contained personally identifiable information (PII).
What’s even more shocking is that the type of information found included high level government information ( scanned images of passports, birth certificates, CVs and financial records), university papers with associated student email addresses, internal office emails from a major travel company, freight company data including shipping details, schedules and truck registrations, school information (student names, photos and grades) and a high volume of photos plus other information from a music store. Check out adl-usa.com.
As this research highlights, ensuring sensitive and personal data is adequately wiped from any hard drives that are no longer in use by your organisation is imperative, especially if they are going to be sold on, and here at Microcomms, we have launched a new service that will do just that.
Microcomms partners with global recovery agency to sanitise hardware
A new partnership with a global asset recovery agency, means we can provide a service that ensures the secure erasure of your data.
The key benefits of this new service include:
- Arranging worldwide collection, dismantling and packing of your hardware
- Live, round the clock tracking so you know where your data is
- Erasure of any hard drives using industry standard**
- Buy-back scheme gives you cash-back for any hardware with a resale value
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If you have redundant IT equipment in need of proper data sanitisation, give us a call for further information 03300 020 000.
*To read the full research article click here
**Blancco is certified for data destruction by over 18 governing bodies including NATO, ADISA and the National Cyder Security Centre (British Government)