February 20, 2023

Protect Your Privacy: 5 Smart Disposal Strategies

Your top-seller spilled mocha latte all over their laptop last week. Trying to make it right, they went out and bought a laptop off eBay. Trying to be productive, they inadvertently compromised your agency. Read on to see 5 smart strategies to keep your company protected from a data breach.

1) Don’t buy second-hand

Recently, iSIGMA did a blind second-hand device study and found that over 40% of the used devices purchased online still had personal information accessible on them! Some of these laptops may have been sold because they had viruses on them already which makes your top-seller’s laptop a security risk. https://sphaera.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/NAID-Report-Second-Hand-Device-Study.pdf

2) Check Certifications 

Send that mocha-laden laptop to a NAID-certified facility for destruction to protect your company. Maintaining data security is a top priority for businesses and organizations. To ensure records are properly managed and stored, the International Secure Information Governance & Management Association (i-SIGMA) offers certification through their NAID AAA program. This program provides assurance that any business handling confidential customer or client information is taking the necessary steps to protect it from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, and disposal.

3) Backup your data

You can do this in-house, but if you’re already sending your old smart-devices to a certified facility, they may already have secure records storage and back-up plans in place.

4) What do they destroy? 

Some facilities have limitations on what they accept for destruction. Make sure they can securely destroy the devices you have. 

5) Confidentiality Agreement 

Reputable companies already have these in place to ensure that your data won’t be compromised during the recycling or shredding process. So what to do with that mocha-laden laptop? Ship n Destroy makes it easy to ship your old devices securely, store sensitive data and safely destroy electronic devices in our NAID-certified facility. Ask about our services at shipndestroy.com