Vast amounts of data can be held on USB flash drives, Solid State Drives (SSDs) and other digital media devices. If privacy is important to you, and it should be, physical destruction is essential. Even small devices need to be handled correctly and carefully, as failing to protect sensitive information can have serious consequences for you and your business. Shred-X can destroy any digital media device that contains data, ensuring the highest levels of security and compliance are maintained.
THE DANGERS OF NOT DESTROYING DIGITAL MEDIA
Thieves target digital media often with the aim of selling ‘trade secrets’ and stealing the identities of everyday people. Even if you think your information isn’t that important, you might not realise how sensitive it is. Everything from private emails to client contact details can be misused if they end up in the wrong hands.
If yours, your business or your customer’s private information became public, more than your reputation would be at stake. The Australian Notifiable Data Breach and GDPR laws mandate the protection of personal information.
You might be tempted to dispose of your devices in general waste or via recycling only. Both of these end of life options are fraught with danger. Physically destroying digital media is the only 100% secure way to remove data and protect the information it contains.
The practice of recycling devices has become so widespread that the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) performed a study of recycled devices. The NAID study found that 30% of recovered devices contained private information including:
- Medical files
- Banking details
- Personal emails
- Private photographs
- Client account information
THE DESTRUCTION & RECYCLING PROCESS
Shred-X provide a complete solution including secure collection, transportation and certified destruction ensuring the security of the collected devices. Once the destruction process is complete, Shred-X will provide a detailed Certificate of Destruction for your records.
Once Shred-X has completely destroyed all data from your devices the shredded particles are separated to recover plastics, metals and glass. Shred-X aim to minimise its environmental impact in all business processes. Separating the components into individual streams diverts these toxic substances from landfill and instead can be recycled into other products.
To find out more about Shred-X Digital Media Destruction Solutions, contact us today.
At Shred-X we take digital media destruction one step further. Our state of the art shredding machines are specifically designed to destroy all types of hardware and media. Don’t sell it … shred it … it’s not worth the risk. We’ll physically destroy the digital media and dispose of the tiny particles that remain.
We destroy all types of digital media:
- Hard drives
- Backup magnetic tapes
- Mobile phones
- USB sticks
- CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray and HD DVDs
- Floppy disks and Zip Disks
- iMacs, laptops, etc.