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The History of the DoD 5220.22-M Standard & Its Applications Today

The “DoD standard” is a term often used in the data sanitization industry. But what does this “standard” actually mean for ITADs, organizations and data sanitization solution providers? Though the simplest overwrite techniques write the same data everywhere—often just a pattern of all zeros—the DoD “standard” and others like it take overwriting a step further with prescribed random overwriting methods. At a minimum, such applications will prevent the data from being … Read More

Is Three Years Enough Time to Prepare for New EU Medical Device Regulations?

Nowhere is the Internet of Things so worrisome as in the world of medical devices. From pace makers vulnerable to wireless hacking, to insulin pumps and beyond, medical devices are deployed with little thought to threat vectors or defenses. Regulators in the EU recognize the importance of controlling medical device proliferation and have recently enacted a broad set of requirements for tracking medical device development and deployment. On April 5, … Read More

Counting Down to EU GDPR Compliance: Top 3 Challenges

The EU General Data Protection Regulation, also known as EU GDPR, goes into effect one year from today on May 25, 2018. The legislation includes various components related to how organizations collect, store, manage and protect customer data. However, our new “EU GDPR: Countdown to Compliance” research study found that organizations in various  parts of the world struggle with multiple areas of data management and protection that could make it … Read More

3 Standout Stats from Our 2017 Q1 Mobile Device Performance & Health Report

eMarketer predicts almost 2.4 billion people will use a smartphone in 2017. But not all smartphone experiences are positive. Consumers complain about issues such as app malfunctions and low battery life, leading to lower Net Promoter Scores (NPS) for mobile retailers and dissatisfaction with mobile manufacturers and resellers. Our Q1 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health report explores such issues, along with key trends in the mobile industry. … Read More

How Did Blancco Achieve BSI Certification in Germany?

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), also known as the German Information Security Agency (GISA), aims to promote IT security across the country. The BSI is first and foremost central IT security provider for the Germany Federal Government. The BSI also offers services to IT manufacturers and commercial and provide users to further data security initiatives. In 2013, Blancco Version 5.1.1 software was approved  by the BSI, achieving … Read More

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