Prevent a Data Breach by Destroying your Data
You know you need to dispose of your old data equipment, but did you know in order to properly ensure information is not accessed, you mustÂ destroy the equipment? Â
Below feature reasons why destroying your data is a necessity to prevent unwanted access as well as why you should choose a professional company to assist with needs.
Reasons to Destroy Data Equipment with Lincoln Archives:
Prevent Data Breach:
Recycling your old office computer and other electronics without shredding can put your confidential information into the wrong hands can lead to a data breach. To ensure this doesnâ€™t occur, insist on the shredding being done by certified professionals. As Lincoln Archives is NAID AAA Certificated for Data Destruction, youâ€™ll have the confidence knowing your information is securely destroyed.
Comply with Waste Standards:
If not completed by professionals, hazardous waste can be emitted which may lead to violations of the U.S. Department of Public Health and Environment Electronic and Universal Waste Regulations as well as other state regulations. Violations of these standards can result in heavy fines and other implications for an organization.
After the hard drives have been removed and shredded, 1OO% of your electronic components, such as servers, PCs, monitors, keyboards, mice, copiers, and printers will be recycled resulting in fewer materials ending up in landfills.
Know that an understanding of why to shred your materials has been established, hereâ€™s a quick list of what should be shredded:
- Hard Drives
- Cell Phones
- USB Drives
- Floppy Disks
- Zip Disks
Lincoln Archives is the ONLY, LOCAL NAID AAA Certified Document and Data Destruction Provider and is proud to be a part of the family-owned Lincoln Family of Companies serving the Western New York Community since 1914. Lincoln Archives includes the division of LACyber providing comprehensive Data Breach Defense services.
by Kathryn Turner