Watch Out: The Wrong Recycling Process Can Cause a Data Breach

Security breaches have become a weekly occurrence in the news cycle

is your Data Destruction solution providing all the protection you need?

Despite data breach lawsuits frequently in the news, there are still businesses that dispose of computers and other electronic equipment with confidential data. Some companies discard devices and systems after presuming they took the proper measures to remove all of the data.

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) recently completed a study on 250 discarded computers hard drives, and tablets, and found that 40 percent still contained personally identifiable information (PII), of the original owners of the hardware.

Personal and Corporate credit card data and contact information, as well as user ID’s with passwords and tax records, were still accessible on 50% of the tablets, 44% of the hard drives and 13% of the mobile phones.

According to IBM’s 13th annual Cost of Data Breach study, this year’s study reports the global average cost of a data breach is up 6.4 percent over the previous year to $3.86 million. The average price for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information also increased by 4.8 percent year over year to $148 million.

Data can be breached intentionally or through an unintended security vulnerability which can cost you and/or your company millions of dollars in legal fees and destroy your credibility as a person or business.

 

Warning!!

Discarding Old Computer Hard Drives Improperly could be a Matter of Life or Theft!
Recycling Company

SBC Recycle Company, your Secure Data Destruction solution

SBC Recycle Company is aware as to the breadth and degree of the threat business leaders face and we take pride in the fact that we offer 100% guaranteed physical destruction of sensitive data for your company.

We currently serve large Fortune 500 to small businesses. We are HIPPA compliant which is required by government agencies, healthcare organizations, financial institutions. We offer onsite and offsite data destruction. We also provide data wiping with industry standard commercial wiping software.

Use our Business to secure your Business by obtaining access to a secure portal where you can track your e-waste throughout the recycling process from pickup to final demanufacturing.