Are you a leader in a company or business handling sensitive multiple client data? Computer Recycling can help in the proper disposal of hardware while securing the information of your customers.
UNION, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / July 16, 2021 / Electronics disposal and data security company Computer Recycling is making its services available for data-saturated businesses looking to upgrade their hardware.
Trust is established between customer & business when data is exchanged: specifically, a client's personal information, financial records, safety backgrounds, and other pertinent data relevant to their transactions. Although these records are kept safe for as long as your computers and other electronics exist, it can be challenging when the time comes for an upgrade or replacement.
Data misuse by the numbers
Data misuse is increasingly becoming a problem in our modern world. There has been a reported increase of security breaches in companies since 2009, and the trend is growing. In 2018, a total of 800 million malware infections were recorded. Aside from malware, email phishing, and internet marketing scams, a large part of data misuse is evident in companies improperly disposing of old tech equipment.
Business executives were willing to pay as much as $50,000 for stolen data, which can be costly for many companies. This problem can be easily mitigated through proper hardware and software disposal.
Why we cannot dispose of tech equipment too easily
Unlike regular consumer goods such as furniture, lighting, or office tools, disposing of computer hardware is quite different. We all know that computers are not just their shell--they also contain the software, which includes your clients' data.
When one disposes of the hardware without proper handling of the software, they are left susceptible to potential consequences. Hackers can retrieve such information on improperly disposed hardware to get financial records such as credit card numbers, names of people, passwords, and other pertinent information to steal.
Additionally, leaked data can also be troublesome on a company's part, especially if a client discovered that this information was not kept secure. The business may be sued for negligence, and the case becomes stronger when there is tangible harm on the clients' part.
The solution: Proper data security and disposal
Proper electronics & laptop recycling should not be done by dumping the hardware at junk shops or selling the items to scrap dealers. Computer Recycling emphasizes the importance of data disposal to prevent the issues earlier mentioned about information misuse.
By working with Computer Recycling, your company can safely destroy client data that is not needed in your present operations along with proper equipment & desktop recycling. This service is highly essential in hospitals, insurance companies, schools, and other multiple-client businesses in many industries.
The benefits of proper hardware & software recycling are numerous. Firstly, you greatly reduce the risk of data leaks, misuse, as well as legal repercussions caused by ill-intentioned individuals stealing your client information.
Computer Recycling handles all the aspects of electronics recycling. With a specialized focus on data security and complete destruction, the service can be trusted to protect your business from the risks of information misuse.
To learn more about the company's services, please visit their official website.
About Computer Recycling:
Computer Recycling is a leading electronics recycling company committed to helping customers dispose of obsolete or unwanted electronic equipment. Offering a wide range of innovative recycling solutions, our team of industry-leading professionals provides exceptional customer service, flexible storage options, and fair pricing. Using our DOD standard data wiping & shredding capabilities, we ensure all sensitive information is removed and that all electronics are disposed of safely and responsibly.
SOURCE: Computer Recycling