Disposing of Equipment in a Timely Manner


Disposing of Equipment in a Timely Manner

In keeping with yesterday’s blog post about security, disposing of old equipment should be done in a timely manner.  According to Tech Republic, “Don’t store equipment in need of secure decommissioning. Make it a priority to get it done, so the equipment doesn’t end up being neglected for weeks, months, or years, until someone gets an opportunity to compromise your security by making use of sensitive data stored on it. Don’t leave it running unnecessarily, either; you don’t want yet another system running on your network, waiting to get compromised by a security cracker or malware, when you don’t actually have any use for the system.”

If you are looking for assistance with disposing your old equipment, contact Marcus Networking at 602.427.5027.  We will be able to assist you and your business with safe disposal of your old equipment and are able to implement new equipment to meet your businesses needs.

Source: Chad Perrin, Tech Republic. (2011). “10 things you should do to securely dispose of computers”.