The Pulse of ITAD: A False Sense of Security

Brooks Hoffman

Failing to ensure that devices are clear of customer, commercial, employee and other sensitive data leaves businesses open to potential breaches and noncompliance – both of which carry significant reputational and financial risks. Despite this fact, a recent survey of 1,850 large global enterprises revealed that 36% of respondents are taking considerable risks with the way they sanitize data at end-of-life. These risks include:

– Using inappropriate data removal methods

– Keeping large stockpiles of end-of-life equipment within the company and not dealing with them within a suitable time frame

– Failing to maintain a secure chain of custody with an appropriate audit trail of an asset’s disposition journey (including during transportation to an offsite processing facility)

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