What To Do With Your Old Electronics

From cell phones to external drives to old desktops, you can end up with a fairly large box full of miscellaneous gear from all kinds of manufacturers. So just how should you be getting rid of your cell phones and getting the answers as to what to do with old computers? Should you take the box to a technology recycling center and drop it off? Can you smash everything to bits and put it in the garbage can? Neither of these are great options. Old electronics are typically more dangerous than we sometimes realize. A hard drive may look destroyed, but even a novice cybercriminal will know that it's easier to extract valuable data than it may look. We'll look at what it means to really dispose of all your old electronics and why you might need to reconsider your plans. 

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Is Your Business Properly Disposing of Old Technology?

Old technology is something of a mystery to many people. They may know that wiping a device entirely doesn't always erase the information, but they also might reasonably wonder if it's really necessary to take the extra step? When you consider just how valuable data can be though, particularly for small businesses that might not always have the best cyber security in general, the answer is that you don't want to take any chances. Breaches aren't just common, they're also exceptionally difficult to climb out from under the aftermath. We'll look at whether you're getting rid of your technology the way you should and what steps you can take to be a little more prepared for a data leak.

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Tax Season Is Here: What to Shred and What to Keep

Even for those getting refunds, it's not always easy to gear up for tax season. The sheer volume of questions and documents can be enough for anyone to put it off until the last minute. One way that you can streamline the process for yourself (and reduce your odds of identity theft at the same time) is to dispose of the documents that you don't need. How long should you keep your tax returns? We'll look at the recommendations and how you can start dividing the piles so there's less to keep track of. 

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Shred Your Tax Documents With NAID Certified Experts

It’s tax season. That means confidential and sensitive documents are in overflow. Although some documents are more important than others, it’s important to remember identity theft is alive and well. Using a mobile shredding service may be the best thing, especially if your home or business is full of other people’s information. By shredding documents, you save space, time, and money with identity theft protection protocols in place. The best solution to consider is using a professional shredding service.

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Our Media Destruction Process

When you’re considering how to dispose of old technology, one of the hardest things to consider is your hard drive. Hard drive wiping software is useful, but it does not completely erase all the sensitive information that can be compromised. In fact, hard drive destruction is probably the only way you will be able to ensure your information remains confidential and away from hackers or identity thieves who want to cause harm.

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Save Time and Money with Professional Hard Drive Destruction

With so much technology and information floating around, it’s more important than ever to safely and securely destroy your hard drive. While many people think they can just get rid of their computer without wiping the information, they quickly find out their data can be compromised in the worst way. Using a professional hard drive destruction service is one of the best ways to ensure the hard drive is dismantled and disposed of properly.

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How To Dispose of Old Technology

Many organizations have robust systems in place when it comes to the destruction of documents; perhaps they lock shredding into secure bins; work only with certified vendors; or require shredding to performed on-site for maximum security and peace of mind. However, many small and large business don’t have a similar process in place for technology, like cell phones, hard drives, laptops, tablets, and personal computers, all of which can contain secure information that, if compromised, can be used to harm either the business or it’s stakeholders, like clients and employees. Having a safe and compliant policy outlining the destruction of old technology can protect your business, your employees, and your customers from being targeted or attacked by criminals. In this blog post, we’ll outline the most important components of an electronic data disposal policy and how to choose the right vendor for the job.

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The Dangers of DIY Hard Drive Destruction 

Everything that you do on a device is recorded on the hard drive, making it a very valuable item for criminals. It's not just what you save, but all of the code needed to operate the device, access the network and support any accessory devices. Before cloud storage, hard drives were critical to devices, as they were the primary device to house all the data. However, even now, it's something that you shouldn't take any chances with. When you're done with a hard drive, destroying it on your own isn't recommended. Hard drive destruction cost by a professional company can be worth its weight in gold when you consider the alternatives. 

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Mobile Shredding: Declutter and Reorganize without Leaving Your Home

With COVID on everyone's mind right now, the question has become: How can we get things done without compromising our health and safety? Now is the best time to rid your home of all of the things that you don't need anymore. Not only can it help you start off 2021 with a fresh perspective, but it will also make spring cleaning that much easier to tackle. When you're surrounded by clutter, it can start to impact your mental health. You can quickly begin to feel overwhelmed by the mess, wondering what to even do with it all. We'll tell you why you should make this a priority and how to get it all done. 

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