Do you know that it’s possible for a tech-savvy data thief to recover information from hard drives, disks and other electronic media—even if the data on these devices has been manually deleted? Furthermore, a study conducted by the National Association of Information Destruction found 40 percent of devices resold in publicly-available resale channels contained personally identifiable information (PII). So, it goes without saying that having a secure destruction solution for your outdated media is a must!
But how does an electronic media destruction service work, and how can you be sure your data is protected when partnering with a data destruction partner? In this blog we take you inside an electronic media destruction service.
Secure Collection and Handling
Privacy protection should begin the moment your electronic media destruction provider arrives at your business. A uniformed shredding technician collects your devices for destruction. These individuals are highly trained and background screened. They undergo rigorous background checks and strict licensing requirements. Your media is collected and handled within a strict chain of custody to minimize identity theft and business fraud risks.
Mobile On-Site Shredding
After your media is collected, it’s immediately taken to a state-of-the-art mobile shredding truck parked on-site at your business. The truck is equipped with an advanced hard drive and media shredder which reduces your electronic and magnetic devices to tiny particles that are impossible to reconstruct. Shredding takes place in a matter of minutes while you watch. At the completion of your destruction project, you receive a Certificate of Destruction documenting the date and time of destruction.
Roughly 3.42 tons of electronics waste, or “eWaste,” ends up in U.S. landfills every year, which has severe consequences for the health of our environment. That’s why you should partner with an electronic media destruction service that offers sustainable recycling of your eWaste. After your devices are destroyed, the shredded waste is recycled using an environmentally-friendly process.
Now that you know what to expect from an electronic media destruction service, make sure your provider offers the critical and value-added services we’ve shared here.
Land Shark Shredding offers NAID AAA Certified shredding and destruction services in Bowling Green and throughout southwest Kentucky. For more information, please contact us by phone or complete the form on this page.