Erasing Hard Drives not Effective Against Data Loss

Recent data indicates that over 340 million new computers are sold on an annual basis, 75% of which are replacements for older units. If you do the math, that is approximately 255,000,000 computers being replaced and retired every year. Most of these PC’s end up at recycling facilities or organizations that ‘promise’ to erase your personal information. These companies use …

Why “Delete” Isn’t Enough

When you delete a file on your computer do you consider it gone? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. So many people today think if they clear their computer history, delete files and cookies, and empty their recycle bins they have done enough to protect themselves and their personally identifiable information. While it’s a good start, it certainly isn’t …

What’s In Your Trash Can?

Most of us refer to what we put in the garbage can as trash. Identity thieves have a markedly different definition. These less-than-above-board individuals refer to the material in your garbage can as gleaming with possibility. What we throw away in the comfort of our own home or even in our place of business can be considered a day’s work …

Don’t Be a Victim

Is your company’s data safe? Breaches of customer data today are growing in number. If you are a company who keeps records of your customers and handles credit cards, take caution. Breaches occur more often than you realize. Learn About Data Breaches A study by a data protection firm, Ponemon Institute, found that 85% of US organizations have experienced a …

Hard Drive Shredding Machine Protects Identity

You’ve got many options when you decide to retire your old computer. One solution offered by DataShield in Omaha, NE is to physically shred the hard drive to protect personal information. Another option is to sanitize the drive. To learn about this process, read Stanford’s Guidelines on Sanitizing Drives. Get in Touch with DataShield Whatever you decide to research the …