Protecting your Information when Disposing of Equipment


Protecting your Information when Disposing of Equipment

When it comes time to purchase new equipment and dispose of the old, it is important that you protect yourself against any threats and security issues by thoroughly deleting any information off of the old equipment.

According to Tech Republic, “Clear configuration settings on networking equipment. Managed switches, authenticating serial console servers, and other “smart” network infrastructure devices can provide clues to a clever security cracker on how best to break into your network and the systems that reside on it.”

If you are looking to upgrade to new equipment, or have any general questions about setting up a network for your business, 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”.