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Data Security

Have a quick look below and ask yourself 2 questions.

  • Q1. How much do you spend on keeping electronic data secure when your computers are on?
  • Q2. How much do you spend on keeping electronic data secure when you dispose of computers?

Probable answer to Q1 – 11% to 15% of complete IT budget. Firewalls, Anti Virus, Anti Spy Ware, Encryption, Internet security suites and Cloud protection to name a few expensive precautions.

Probable answer to Q2 – 0% of complete IT budget. We wipe our own drives, Give hardware to charity, Entrust the chap who takes our equipment to wipe drives to name a few (Policies) organisations use.

Questions to ask of your organisation?

Who is the data controller, it may be you!

Can you provide a complete cradle to grave audit of all your data carrying devices?

Can you or your disposal partner provide individual erasure certificates including device serial numbers?

Does the route of disposal provide a robust chain of custody?

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