There are multiple benefits to ensuring that data is securely destroyed. These include:
Compliance with International Best Practices
As mentioned, more and more countries are introducing stringent data protection measures. These measures include the disposal of data. In response to this change in legislation, many companies have adopted better data management practices. By using secure data erasure services from a reputable service provider like Wisetek, you can ensure that your company’s data destruction policies align with internationally accepted best practices.
Compliance with Legislation
Legislation designed to protect sensitive and private consumer data regulates how data should be disposed of. Secure data erasure ensures that your end-of-life data doesn’t fall into the hands of cybercriminals and reduces the risk of suffering financial and reputational penalties. In recent years, various companies have received substantial fines due to non-compliance with legal provisions, and these penalties can often result in companies ending up in severe financial trouble. Where data protection and disposal are concerned, prevention is better than cure.
Building Customer Trust
Customer trust is an important aspect of every business, and it can sometimes be difficult to build up this trust. By using the services of a certified data erasure company to destroy unused data, your company shows its customers that it takes its responsibility to protect data seriously. This, in turn, builds customer confidence and trust and leads to continued support. In addition, using secure data erasure improves the reputation of your company.
Destructive Data Erasure
This form of data erasure makes use of a hard drive shredder to physically destroy a storage medium and the data it contains. Destructive data erasure is considered particularly suitable for highly sensitive data and is generally considered to be the most secure way in which to dispose of data. However, this method is expensive because the storage medium itself is also destroyed in the process.
Non-Destructive Data Erasure
As the name implies, non-destructive data erasure makes use of an NSA-approved degausser to delete data from a storage medium. This form of data erasure is extremely secure and data cannot be recovered from a storage medium once the degaussing process has been completed. The upside is that the storage medium itself is not destroyed and can be reused or marketed. Wisetek’s Milton Keyes facility uses industry-leading technology to permanently delete data from storage mediums earmarked for reuse or sale.
Solid State Disintegration
Solid State Drives cannot be destroyed in the same way as traditional storage mediums and require specialist destruction techniques to destroy the data they contain securely. Wisetek uses a state-of-the-art solid-state disintegration process to reduce solid-state drives to dust-size particles. This process guarantees that no data can be recovered from the drives afterward.
Certified Data Destruction
Wisetek is a certified data destruction service provider. International certification bodies such as WHEELABEX, ISO, R2- responsible recycling, and eStewards have all issued certificates confirming that Wisetek operates data destruction facilities that meet international standards. Choosing Wisetek as your data destruction partner gives you peace of mind knowing that your customer’s data cannot fall into the hands of cybercriminals.
International Footprint, Local Service
Wisetek is one of the leaders in the field of secure data erasure and destruction. We bring years of experience and know-how to our customers. We operate various facilities across the UK and can offer customers a quick turnaround and the convenience of dealing with a local company.