Is Your Sensitive Information at Risk When Upgrading Technology?

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If you’re like most business owners, you may replace old computers or external drives and then just dispose of them without properly wiping the sensitive information from them first. But did you know that millions of deleted files can be recovered from improperly wiped hard drives?

A recent study by a data recovery specialist shows that improper disposal of digital data can put your sensitive information at risk. Cybercriminals often purchase used hard drives and recover data from them, including confidential business or client information. This could result in loss of trust, legal action, or even business closure.

Why Secure Data Disposal Is Important

It’s easy to forget about old data and move on to shiny new technology, but it’s essential to consider what’s on that old drive before selling it or disposing of it. Even if the drive is encrypted, it’s still possible for data to be recovered. And if the drive is damaged, some data may still be salvageable.

Think of it this way: Would you leave important documents lying around for anyone to see? Of course not! Your digital information deserves the same level of protection. It’s a small investment to make for the peace of mind that comes with knowing your sensitive data is safe from prying eyes.

How to Protect Your Sensitive Information

Here are some steps you can take to protect your sensitive data:

  • Properly wipe or destroy old hard drives before disposal
  • Hire a professional to handle data transfer when upgrading hardware
  • Upgrade your overall security practices to prevent data breaches

Don’t let your old hard drives become a liability. Take action to properly dispose of them and protect your sensitive information from those who may use it maliciously. It’s not just about protecting yourself, it’s about safeguarding your staff, clients, and anyone whose personal information you may have stored on that old drive.

Contact ZZ Servers for expert advice on upgrading your data security and preventing unauthorized access of your sensitive information.

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