Don’t let your data fall into the wrong hands.
Data is everywhere, especially for businesses. Sensitive information is typically stored in computers, phones, USB sticks, hard drives, etc. Now imagine for a moment what would happen if all that data fell into the wrong hands. How do you protect important data from falling into the wrong hands?
Is your data really gone?
When you delete your files, empty your recycle bin, or clear your internet history, your data isn’t really gone. In fact with freely available tools you can fully recover deleted data. When you delete files, all that happens is your operating system removes the reference to your file from its internal directory but the file remains there. Over time, the data from your file may be written over and destroyed but there’s no guarantee that will happen.
A study http://nvsl.ucsd.edu/sanitize/ conducted by researchers at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), showed that sanitizing SSDs of data is at best a difficult task and at worst nearly impossible. While overwriting data several times can ensure data erasure on many SSDs, the researchers found they were still able to recover data on some products.
The solution is Secure Destruction
Hard drives of any size or technology, USB sticks and other devices will be securely crushed. You will receive a certificate of destruction and a link to a video of the process. (public or private at your request) Following destruction components are disposed of following the Recycling Regulations under authority of the Environmental Management Act of British Columbia.