614-322-2222 or 877-770-8324

IT Management Info

20
Oct

TechR2® RFID Tags Will Enable Full Verification of Any Disk Drive Destruction

The tracking of removable or portable media has become critical due to the large amount of sensitive, confidential, personal and identifiable information contained in any such media.

Loss and theft ranks high as the primary means by which sensitive data is inadvertently disclosed to sources of ill will. In the case of portable media, any kind of information release could occur while storage hardware is taken off-line and / or retired without proper erasure. In some cases, attempted conventional means to overwrite data on drives not conducted by credible and certified means can lead to improper overwrite of all sectors on the drive.

20
Oct

About Root Cause Analysis

One of the many ISO tools used to continually improve a company’s processes is ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS. Why is root cause analysis and systemic corrective action so important in management system standards, such as ISO 9001?

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.
REQUEST INFORMATION

Request Information

Fill out the form below and we’ll contact you for project details.