All about Hard Drive Destruction Vol.10

Hard Drive Myths Debunked

There are many misconceptions surrounding computer security, especially concerning hard drive destruction and disposal. Many people realize that the hard drive in their desktop or laptop computers store their personal information but when it comes time to replace or upgrade their devices they are unsure of how to securely dispose of the hard drive. A large number of people try to destroy their devices at home but what they don’t realize is that their attempt at DIY-destruction doesn’t actually destroy the information at all.

 

The only way to know your hard drive and therefore your personal information is completely secure is by contacting a Certified Hard Drive Shredding service. Patriot Shredding physically destroys hard drives and also offers serial number recordation and degaussing options if needed. Take a look at this article which addresses the safety of your information and debunks some common myths regarding hard drive destruction including: 

 

·       Reformatting or “wiping” your old hard drive to remove your information

·       Using a magnet can destroy information


Once you understand the pitfalls of doing it yourself, partnering with Patriot Shredding is the next step in securing your data and ensuring your personal information does not fall into the wrong hands. As a NAID AAA Certified vendor we follow strict standards including operational security, employee hiring and screening, the destruction process, and responsible disposal. Our certification is testament to our operating strengths and validates our commitment to protecting our clients against data security exposures. Contact us today for your hard drive destruction needs. 

 

Article source: https://www.confidata.com/

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