Master Risk Management with the WipeDrive Enterprise 5 Apr 2021
When our laptops and computers finally blink out at home, we typically close the lid and purchase a new one without a second thought. The old ones are disposed of or traded in for extra credit, and we move on to embracing the enjoyment of setting up our new technology.
While we can, to some degree, be this carefree with technology at home, businesses must take a more proactive stance when it comes to disposing of old technology. Work computers, laptops, tablets and more can have vital customer, employee and company data which can be detrimental if in the wrong hands.
Deleting files and factory resetting devices is not enough to completely protect company data. In fact, most of your data is still completely accessible, with tools available freely to everyone. When we delete data, it typically only removes the directory reference so that it is no longer visible. This is why we can still recover files from a ‘recycle bin’ as they were not completely erased in the first place.
Manage the risk of data theft and recovery when you dispose of your old technology by using WipeDrive’s military-grade data erasure software. WipeDrive ensures that data is unrecoverable when the time comes to retire your company’s technology. Old storage devices need to be appropriately erased before disposal, and the only way to guarantee this is through WipeDrive.
WipeDrive is a thorough method of data erasure and hard drive reformatting, which provides you with the protection you need. Even when we delete data, files can leave imprints and shadows on our hard disk. These shadows and imprints are enough for skilled computer hackers to access in a cyberattack. Using WipeDrive, however, ensures that your data is completely erased and unrecoverable, using wiping technology and sophisticated tools approved by the US Department of Defence.
WipeDrive is the ideal risk management tool for protecting company data that could be harmful to your business and customers if they were hacked or stolen. It deleted all the data on your storage device, including programs and the operating system. This allows you to dispose of, sell on or donate your old technology with confidence and without the fear of data being stolen. However, WipeDrive is so thorough that all data is entirely unrecoverable, so make sure you back up any data you want to restore on your new technology.
Paul Katzoff, CEO of WipeDrive, recommends WipeDrive for the complete security of your data. He said: “talk to your IT managers and discover what is being done. Discover where the data is, how it’s being processed or if it’s not. Just do a discovery across your organisation; where is all the data located?… Discover what is being done on the IT asset side. That will lead you to the natural step of how to process it, how to get rid of this risk. And also, the value here. There are a lot of devices out there that still have a lot of value.”
Click here to listen to a podcast between Anthony Wilson and CEO Paul Katzoff and learn more about the risk management of data erasure. Paul shares his insights into how your company can efficiently address data theft and recovery in old devices through the WipeDrive family of software solutions.
Please take a look at our website to learn more about Global EMEA and the services we provide businesses across the world. Our partnership with WipeDrive ensures that our data erasure services are unbeatable in protection and security. We can also help you design IT systems, support asset management and carry out IT projects for your business. Contact us today on 0345 340 3105, or fill in our online enquiry form.