Making Sure What’s Gone Is Gone: Data Destruction Services

In a world where corporate espionage, identity theft and computer viruses are at an all time high, it’s important to keep your data safe. The best way to do that is to have as little of it as absolutely possible, within reason. Once data is no longer needed, it’s not providing any benefit. However, it still poses a security liability, as it may contain social security numbers, names, addresses, bank account information, credit card numbers… the list goes on and on.

Destroying data is a little more complicated than some people think. It’s a common misconception that clicking on “Delete” or throwing an object into the Trash Can or Recycle Bin will eradicate it forever. Some people don’t even know to “Empty” those electronic trash bins. True data destruction, however, takes a little more than that. Once a file is deleted via conventional means, it’s simply marked as a place where new data can be written. Until new data IS placed there, the old contents still exist. Therefore, a software “file shredder” can

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