Data Sanitization

Data sanitization allows organizations to permanently and irreversibly remove or destroy data on memory devices. Data cannot be recovered from a device that has been sanitized. Learn how data sanitization can benefit your business.

Drive Destruction vs. Data Erasure: Which Data Disposal Method is Most Secure?

Drives that have been used in a highly protected and confidential information system will need to be retired eventually, even if the data on those drives gets transferred to another storage device. In this situation, making stored data permanently inaccessible will be critical during the decommissioning process. How do you make sure your highly sensitive data is completely destroyed at end-of life? We take a look at physical destruction methods … Read More

Is It Time to Update Your IT Security Policies?

While technology developments come fast and furious, the policies that govern them often aren’t agile enough to keep up. And, when it comes to IT security policies, new technologies aren’t the only factors that can leave your standard protection methods outdated: Changes in business structure, regulation, the value of your data, the speed of data collection and increased malicious activity can also lessen their effectiveness. All of this leaves even … Read More

Data Sanitization Enters “Slope of Enlightenment” on Gartner Hype Cycle

The Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. In addressing data sanitization in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Data Security, 2019,1 Hype Cycle for Privacy, 20192 and Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security, 2019,3 Gartner analysts have provided the following definition: “data sanitization is the disciplined process … Read More

Supply Chain Attack: Why Organizations Need Data Sanitization at All Stages of the Data Lifecycle

In October 2018, Bloomberg Businessweek published an extensive investigative article into the compromise of some of the U.S.’s largest organizations. The article details a mammoth hardware hack originating in China, wherein rogue hardware was fitted into motherboards at the beginning of the supply chain and later used to facilitate complete, unrestricted access to the systems at the other end. This kind of hack unearths a concerning vulnerability in the technology … 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

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