Disposing of Old Equipment


Disposing of Old Equipment

In keeping with the topic of properly disposing of old equipment, one step that you can take to ensure that you have removed everything from the devices you are disposing of is to create a list of what you have and what information is stored on those machines.  According to Tech Republic, “Track the physical contents of every computer and piece of network infrastructure equipment in your organization so you won’t make the mistake of overlooking a storage device. Remember that even volatile RAM can serve as a “storage device” for sensitive data under limited conditions. Ultimately, you should just adopt an attitude of practical paranoia about sensitive data storage and act accordingly.”

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