Data Erasure

The news is exploding with stories of high profile cases concerning the loss of sensitive data, emphasizing the need to properly destroy that data. Data erasure allows companies to mitigate risk, achieve compliance and reduce the risk of data breaches. By completely destroying information, businesses can feel secure that their employee and customer data is safe. Read the blogs to find out more.

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

How Many Times Must You Overwrite a Hard Disk for Complete Data Erasure?

The safest and most cost-effective way to make data disappear without having to destroy a hard disk drive (HDD) is to simply overwrite it. But how many overwriting passes are sufficient? Or, as some put it, how many times do you write ones, zeroes, or other junk data to a hard drive before it is completely wiped? It may be fewer than you think. … Read More

Need to Erase Mac T2 Devices? Blancco Has You Covered.

Apple’s latest Mac mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac Pro all use the T2 chip with secure boot. Secure boot acts like an exclusive club’s sharply dressed but no-nonsense bouncer, disallowing access for even the most well-dressed nonmembers—in this case, the majority of drive erasure software. However, that doesn’t mean you have to give up removing confidential data from your Mac devices—even if you have tens, hundreds or thousands … Read More

The Data that Remains: Testing Android Phones after Factory Resets

When it comes to mobile phones, the “circular economy” gives second-hand devices a longer life in the hands of users, reduces the need for purchasing brand-new phones, preserves resources and reduces the impact of digital waste on the environment. This often involves recycling materials and reusing components such as the microprocessor and memory storage in mobile devices. For example, if a smartphone has been damaged and doesn’t boot up anymore, … Read More

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