Risk Mitigation

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January 15 , 2013 | Posted by Matt Burdick |

Risk Mitigation

Risk Mitigation – Questions you should ask

What is your tolerance for corporate risk? Don’t take chances with the disposal of PCs and the data that resides on drives. If you improperly dispose of hardware and software, your company is exposed to potential scavengers of your high-level proprietary information.

Sidestepping strict federal regulations regarding the environment can cost your organization tremendously in fines, exploitation, destroyed reputation, and lost inherent value.

Ask yourself these questions:

How do I know the data on my computer is completely erased?

We use the data erasure standard used by The Department of Defense to sanitize your drives — permanently erasing system files, programs files, viruses, and all of your data. It also safeguards your software licensing agreements.

Why is storing obsolete equipment considered an expensive time bomb?

Storage can cost you in square footage costs, labor costs, property taxes, licensed software liabilities and, perhaps most expensive of all, by letting your equipment sit exposed to sly data thieves.

Is my charitable donation exposing my company to data liability?

Possibly. Are you totally erasing your hard drives in compliance with regulations before donating your old equipment? If not, your big-hearted drop-off of old equipment at your favorite charity might backfire and become a big, expensive (and even embarrassing!) headache.

How do I know EPA regulations are being properly followed?

TechR2 provides complete documentation of the effective and proper disposal of your end-of-life assets, mitigating your risks by meeting all EPA, SOX404, and HIPPA requirements – whether yours is a government enterprise or a small chain of stores.

Why should I care who works for my retirement solution provider?

You should care a lot because you never know who is really working for whom unless you ask and check. We do. All TechR2’s employees — technicians, operatives, laborers, office managers and clerical support — undergo background screening and drug tests before hire. We never use prison labor.

How secure is the facility where my technology is retired?

TechR2 operates in a state-of-the-art ISO compliant facility in Columbus, Ohio. It is monitored 24/7/365 by Guardian Security and multiple internal cameras surveying the auditing facility.

Is my equipment secure in transit?

Yes, we make sure it’s “gone for good” in a variety of ways. The load is boxed or palletized, sealed or shrink-wrapped, loaded and padlocked during shipment. If you prefer, we use a numbered seal to seal off your shipment as further security against tampering, and a “stealth cleaner” can be loaded on all drives before they are shipped to us by certified transporters.