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We offer secure, professional, data shredding services for individuals and businesses of all sizes across Texas.
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Secured Data Destruction
Making a choice on which type of destruction to use is always a wise decision. We at Houston data shredding center want to make it easy to everyone when it comes to individual or company data destruction.
Many people turn to be scare when they hear this terminology “data destruction,” guest what? Their face registers a look of fear. The last thing in the world that most people want is for the data on their computer or mobile device and other related device to be properly destroyed. The reality is whether you are the owner of a large, medium or small business, there will come a day when you need to upgrade and you will need to decommission some of those old equipment in other to remove or replace them. Definitely, you will need to make sure that any data stored on them is erased and unrecoverable. According to the finding I have done shows that, erase, Delete/Reformat, Wipe, Overwriting data should be the last option to choose if you really want your data to be properly destroyed. There is no question of doubt that physical shredding is 100% best and guarantee which is what our company used.
Forms of Data Destruction
Fortunately, there are several different ways to destroy data. Unfortunately, none of these methods are perfect nor can any one particular method promise complete success except shredding. But knowing the available methods will help you choose the one that is right for you or your business. We at Houston Data Shredding center will highly recommend these first two methods for any company
Many individuals want to recycle their old equipment but are reluctant to do so because of the information the equipment may contain. Frequently, these people pull out the hard drive and a hammer and smash it to bits. Interestingly enough, physical destruction is also an efficient way for organizations and businesses of all sizes to destroy data. One of physical destruction’s best features is that it will give an organization the highest probability that data has been destroyed. However, it can be costly, and since it involves the destruction of electronic media, there is a high capital cost as well. It can also cause a problem if an organization has a green and sustainable program for recycling old electronic media. Degaussing is a form of physical destruction. Incineration is as well, although isn’t common because it requires destruction to occur away from human habitats and creates a chain of custody risk.
Data wiping involves overwriting data from an electronic medium so that this data can no longer be read. Data wiping is normally accomplished by physically connecting any media to a bulk wiping device. It can also be accomplished internally by starting a PC from a network or CD. As a process, it allows you to reuse any media wiped in this way without losing storage capacity. Data wiping can take a very long time, sometimes an entire day for just one device. Data wiping may be useful for an individual, but it is impractical for a business owner who has several devices they need wiped.
Degaussing destroys computer data using a high-powered magnet which disrupts the magnetic field of an electronic medium. The disruption of the magnetic field destroys the data. Degaussing can effectively and quickly destroy the data in a device storing a large amount of information. However, it has two major disadvantages. When you degauss a piece of electronic equipment, you render its hard drive inoperable. Degaussing destroys the interconnect equipment of the hard drive. This is not the method to choose if you want to reuse an electronic digital device like a laptop, computer or mobile phone. Other just uses this term just to gain contract. Instead of using this method why don’t just shred it out if you have the equipment like we do in my company. The other problem is that you have no way of knowing if all the data has been destroyed. By rendering the hard drive inoperable, you cannot check to see if all the data has been destroyed. The only method to verify data destruction, in this case, is to use an electron microscope. But unless you are destroying high-security information, checking this way is expensive and impractical. Degaussing can also be affected by the density of a hard drive. As technology changes and hard drives improve and grow larger, degaussing is perhaps not as effective a method as it used to be.
Our great concern is to fight against data breaches.
So let us look at a brief definition of the term DATA BREACHES it is the intentional or unintentional release of secure or private/confidential information to an untrusted environment. Other related terms include unintentional information disclosure, data leak, information leakage, also data spill to name but a few.
Our company makes sure and ensures that data destruction is done to these highest standards.
How Do You Choose a Data Destruction Company?
When choosing a data destruction company, there are several essential elements that you should keep in mind.
Are You Still Worried About Your Data ?
If you’re worried about your data falling into the wrong hands, your best bet is to have it destroyed on-site and in the actual storage device if possible. This provides the fewest risks of any data breach. But that is not always possible. If you need to ship your equipment to another location, it is very important that you retain a record that shows the chain of custody and obtain an explanation of their method of data destruction before you ship any equipment to a data destruction provider’s facility.
We have the expertise and the network of certified partners that allows us to offer you the best and most effective way to meet your company’s internal objectives. When you work with us, we will ensure that our service meets all legal or environmental requirements throughout the entire course of the project.
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