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Handling the Disposal of Old Hardware

When it comes to sensitive information, you want to make sure that it is thrown away properly so that it doesn’t find itself in the hands of the wrong person. There are several ways this can be done, one way being to permanently destroy the information. ¬†Tech Republic posted an article concerning this topic.

According to Tech Republic, “In the most extreme cases, storage devices may need to be physically destroyed to ensure that sensitive data isn’t leaked to whoever gets the drives next, even within your own organization. In such cases, you probably shouldn’t destroy them yourself. There are experts who can do this, and they’re probably a lot better at safely and effectively rendering any data on your drives unrecoverable than you would be.”

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Source: Chad Perrin, Tech Republic. (April 21, 2011). “10 things you should do to securely dispose of computers”.