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The Pulse of ITAD: A False Sense of Security

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Failing to ensure that devices are clear of customer, commercial, employee and other sensitive data…

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)

You can access the full report here:

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