Protecting your data at the disposal stage is vital, given that a single breach of sensitive data can leave your organisation open to bad publicity, legal action and even fines. Data destruction should form an important part of your security policy.
Organisations aim to assure the highest levels of security on their networks while their IT equipment is in use to prevent serious data breaches, but it can sometimes be overlooked what happens to sensitive data on hard drives and other storage media when equipment is disposed of at the end of its lifecycle. In the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has the power to fine organisations which fall foul of serious data breaches, making it necessary to have a data security policy in place, which may include secure data destruction.
CSI Lifecycle Services is able to ensure the highest levels of data security with an onsite shredding service using our custom-made Data Destruction Recycling Vehicle (DDRV). Our approach is based on the successful DDRV model used by EPC (part of the CSI worldwide group) in North America where thousands of hard drives have been successfully shredded.
The DDRV has two specifically designed shredders which offer the ability to shred hard drives to either 30mm for commercial data or 6mm for highly sensitive data – the 6mm service is designed in line with government standards. Also, as the entire process can be performed onsite, it eliminates any security concerns over chain of custody with the data never leaving an organisation’s own premises.
In order to provide extra peace of mind, the DDRV is equipped with a bespoke video recording system
which takes footage of the entire process. The recording also features an overlay system which displays hard drive serial numbers as they are scanned and shredded. A DVD recording, as well as a certificate of destruction, can be provided to the customer once the process is complete.
For those organisations that prefer to re-use their hard drives, but still securely erase all data, CSI Lifecycle Services offers an onsite data wiping solution
. CSI LCS can send its trained and security-cleared staff onsite to perform a mass data wipe of your IT equipment. We use the industry-leading Blancco software which conforms to the government’s CESG standards detailed in HMG InfoSec Standard No. 5.
Why not get a quote from CSI Lifecycle Services to securely destroy your data? Complete the form on the right and we’ll take it from there.For more information on some of our services, please read some of our blog posts relating to data destruction: