Companies go to great lengths to protect their data from network intrusions, hacking, viruses, and theft. However, many fail to protect against the disastrous consequences of data security breaches from stored, stockpiled, donated, resold, discarded, and recycled magnetic and solid-state media that they thought was deleted, erased or secured through overwriting or encryption technology.
This is an enormous, but often overlooked source of data leakage
Defective and retired data storage devices (hard disks, tapes, SSDs, pen drives), once removed from servers, storage systems, desktops, laptops etc. present a potent and potentially massive source of data leakage. Organizations can face severe penalties for data leakage of current or even old data.
To safeguard your company and ensure compliance with data protection laws, it is essential to securely and completely destroy unwanted data that may reside on retired storage devices.