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Shredders have long been used to destroy sensitive paper documents. But much of today s sensitive data resides on computer hard drives instead of on paper, leaving organizations with a new challenge. How do they get rid of end-of-life computer equipment without putting sensitive customer data at risk?
Three important considerations when it comes to hard drives and media storage:
1. (HIPAA) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act can issue fines up to $250,000 and 10 years in prison for each violation of the patient health information privacy rules.
2. Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act can impose penalties of up to $100,000 per violation by a financial institution.
3. Loss of private customer data is immeasurable and often catastrophic when you weigh the impact it will have on your business reputation.
Hard drive shredding is the best way to completely destroy the data on a hard drive. When shredded, a hard drive is reduced to a pile of scraps, leaving no way for a person to access it. National Computer Warehouse Services (NCWS) uses the latest technology to efficiently and affordably shred hard drives for an organization, whether that organization needs to destroy one hard drive or thousands.
Mobile shredders now allow NCWS to bring hard drive shredding directly to a business s front door. This gives professionals the convenience of not having to send their equipment offsite to have shredding conducted. Because all shredding is conducted at your place of business, you ll have the opportunity to oversee the process from start to finish, even retaining the hard drive parts once the process is complete.
Prior to shredding, NCWS can use a degaussing process to wipe all data on the hard drive. This adds an additional layer of protection to give businesses the peace of mind they need. Once degaussed, the drive is put through a heavy-duty shredder that crushes the drive. The shredding process is so thorough, it completely destroys the platter, rendering the hard drive completely unusable.
Our hard drive shredding process is in full compliance with governmental regulations regarding safe electronics recycling. Your equipment will never end up in landfills. Your hard drive will be shredded and your equipment recycled safely and securely. Used electronics equipment can often be repurposed, either in part or in full, to reduce the need to manufacture new equipment to support the consumer market.
NCWS works with financial institutions, healthcare organizations, and government agencies to help them maintain compliance while off-boarding old equipment. Whether your business is restricted by HIPAA regulations or required to follow laws regarding credit card transactions, we can ensure your PCs and servers are disposed in a way that will help you remain in compliance.
To schedule mobile hard drive shredding service at your business, contact NCWS to discuss your needs. We can handle all of your hard drive data destruction and computer recycling needs, whether you re replacing old equipment or moving to a new location.