Hard Drive Destruction
When many people think of shredding to safely dispose of valuable information, chances are good they’re thinking about paper documents. But did you know that data on electronic devices such as hard drives can also be shredded? At Data Destruction Services, LLC we have the industrial data shredders needed to easily handle hard drive destruction and to efficiently and effectively destroy the data on internal and external hard drives and as well as every portable memory device used by virtually every business and organization.
Here are some sobering facts that should give every business professional pause when they consider the safety of their critical company data:
- 1,000,000 laptops are lost or stolen every year
- 81% of companies reported the loss of one or more laptops containing sensitive info in the last 12 months
- 57% of corporate crimes are linked to stolen laptops
- The chances of a laptop being stolen are 1 in 10
- 97% of stolen laptops are never recovered
The most valuable asset any organization has today is its data — intellectual property, client and customer information, employee records, and more. As information piles up year after year as digital files on computer hard drives, portable drives, disks, and even magnetic tape, hard drive destruction is an ideal solution for securely managing, destroying, and verifying all that data, which can take up valuable space and waste employees’ time organizing, managing, and securing files.
Secure shredding is the best way for any organization, large or small, to keep that important information safe from competitors, hackers, and others who wish to profit from your data. Don’t forget, even if you destroy physical, “analog” files such as paper documents, critical data likely still resides as digital files in your organization – a single 40GB hard drive can contain almost 2 million text documents. Hard drive destruction is one of the most effective ways to thoroughly eliminate digital records such as text files, digital images, videos, and other electronic records.
Using a professional shredding service such as Data Destruction Services, LLC provides sophisticated hard drive destruction and other shredding services with a number of benefits to businesses, organizations, and government agencies, including regulatory compliance. In fact, we provide a Certificate of Destruction to help ensure compliance with the various governmental and industrial regulations that may affect your business. To learn more, call or email us today.