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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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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