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Data Breaches

20
Oct

Data Destruction Myths

An IT Manager was heard to say recently “the hard drive is inoperable so let’s just send it to offsite recycling”. Another data center manager chimes in and adds, they “beat their units up with hammers and send them to the recycler”. An R2 recycling manager smiled and said “the last time I was at the recycler’s facility, I saw many people picking through the piles of e-waste and selecting all of the units that were not destroyed and purchasing them for a miniscule amount of cash.

20
Oct

Data breaches from lost or stolen media are the #1 source of large-scale data compromises.

Data breaches from lost or stolen media are the #1 source of large-scale data compromises.

  • The #1 cause of large-scale data breaches is loss of data-bearing media (disk, tape, USB drives, CD/DVD) during transport or from data centers.
  • Many organizations lack adequate controls to track, secure and destroy data-bearing devices.
  • Compliance with new Federal Standard for Data Destruction NIST 800-88 requires companies to review and upgrade their information security practices.
20
Oct

TechR 1-2-3

It is highly probable that your hard drives will be, at some point, obtained by unauthorized individuals. What are you doing to protect the intellectual property and data that is your responsibility?

14
Aug

DS Recap, August 14, 2015

DSRecap Data Security Recap - A Weekly eBulletin from TechR2 In 2015, cost of data breaches surpass overall federal IT investment Reported by Indianapolis Business Journal   Read More Acquire a strong security posture today! Equipped [...]
4
Aug

SAFENOTES, August 2015

The shredding industry tells us they safely destroy data bearing devices at our workplaces and that our workers will be fine. We should reflect on the processes where circuit boards are manufactured and the protection employees receive on the factory line.

3
Aug

Data Security is Our #1 Priority

Data Security and Risk Mitigation is our primary focus to reduce the risk of brand compromise within your organization. According to the Ponemon Institute, 2015 Cost of a Data Breach Study, the average cost of a data breach is $3.79 million dollars this is a 23% increase in the total cost.

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