WHY IS DATA DESTRUCTION NECESSARY?
Believe it or not, thieves can and do retrieve data after devices are trashed. Here are some ways this is achieved.
The hardware leaving your credit union may be a security risk to you and your members - even after they’re discarded. Cyber criminals have gone to great lengths to access storage media, even going through landfills. Physical destruction remedies this possibility by reducing hard drives and other storage devices to shreds. However, with 3.4 million tons of e-waste going into landfills every year (according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2014), the chance your sensitive data is at risk, is higher than you may think.
This complimentary report will show you ways thieves can retrieve your credit union data, such as:
- Thieves search for unwiped drives in landfills
- Hard drive recycling providers that fail to wipe drives
- Data thieves posing as e-waste companies