Keeping Your Information Secure


Keeping Your Information Secure

At some point in time it becomes necessary to dispose of hardware that becomes obsolete, or you just don’t have the need for anymore.  When this happens, it is important to take action to dispose of any information that is sensitive and should not be in the hands of an unauthorized person.

Tech Republic talks about this in a recent article in which they state, “Even in the best of times, computers are rotated out of use and we have to figure out how we should dispose of them. In a recession economy, people get laid off, systems running software with high licensing costs are decommissioned, and system breakdowns lead to consolidation of functionality rather than repairs. This may increase the rate at which we dispose of computer equipment — and it can increase the expose us to security threats if we aren’t careful about how we do it.”

If you have any questions about your security or are looking to update to new equipment, contact Marcus Networking at 602.427.5027.

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