Russ Ernst

Executive Vice President, Products and Technology

As Executive Vice President, Products and Technology, Russ Ernst is responsible for defining, driving and executing the product strategy across both the data erasure and mobile diagnostics product suites. Most recently, Russ was Director of Product Management for Lumension, where he was instrumental in expanding the platforms and applications supported for vulnerability remediation content. He often speaks on our webinars about data management and data erasure.

SSD Erasure: What Enterprises Need to Know

Solid-state drives (SSDs) can be used alone in a single device, such as in a laptop. Often, however, they are used in tandem with hard disk drives (HDDs) in single machines, or alongside them (in data centers, for instance) to meet the data storage needs of an entire enterprise. This mixed environment can introduce confusion over how to address data destruction for these two very different types of drives. … Read More

Highlights from MWC 2018: The Maturing Mobile Market

Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC 2018) is officially in the books, and this show was one of the best yet. This year’s focus was less on specific models and operating systems and more about how the industry will use new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to solve customers’ problems across the full sales lifecycle. But the show also focused on how to secure, … Read More

3 Cleaning Tips to Optimize Your Data Center Operations

Is your data center looking a little dirty? If you have racks of servers and loose drives piled up, your messy environment may be putting you at risk. In addition, if you aren’t following data hygiene and compliance guidelines, it may be time for a best practice “clean-up.” Read the following blog for tips on how to achieve these goals, while improving your data center operations. … Read More

Erasing Vs Deleting: Are Your ‘Deleted’ Files Truly Gone?

Our data recovery study found that 48 percent of second-hand hard drives contained data leftover from the previous user. What’s worse, 75 percent of those drives already had a deletion attempt made on them. So if the user had already attempted to delete the file, why was the data able to be recovered? Read on to learn the difference between erasing vs deleting. The majority of people don’t realize that … Read More

Blancco Technology Group Racks Up US Patent for SSD Erasure Method

We have some exciting news! We have been granted a US patent (Patent No. 9286231) for the unique, secure and verifiable method by which our Blancco Drive Eraser erases data from solid state drives. This new patent augments patents we’ve already been granted in the EU and Finland and provides organizations with a secure method to handle end-of-life storage devices – regardless of underlying technology – in a cost-effective, secure … Read More

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