If you’re reading this, you probably already understand the importance of shredding sensitive documents. Secure shredding with a professional company like PROSHRED® keeps your information from being used against you, and the same principle applies to hard drive shredding.
Hard drive destruction can prevent the types of data breaches seen on the news daily. Most businesses today keep cybersecurity top of mind, installing firewalls and using Virtual Private Networks to maintain security when performing vital business functions. But often, the same type of care is not practiced when dealing with computer hard drives. Most computer hard drives contain some type of essential or sensitive data, so when your company decides to update computers or upgrade equipment, hard drives are often left obsolete.
To keep your company compliant with data privacy laws as well as to protect yourself and your reputation, it’s important to realize that simply wiping a hard drive will not remove all of its data indefinitely. Data thieves can still access information from a wiped hard drive. Because of this, the only way to truly make sure that your outdated hard drives can’t be accessed by outsiders is to have them securely shredded with a professional hard drive destruction service.
It can also be dangerous to attempt to destroy or dispose of a hard drive by yourself, and, due to the materials that make up a hard drive, it’s also not a good idea to simply throw them into the trash when you’re done. When you engage a mobile hard drive shredding service like the one provided by PROSHRED® Washington D.C., you’re using a service that partners with certified recycling facilities that take care to comply with all federal and state regulations for disposing of old, used electronics.