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Why Hard Drive Destruction is Essential For Your Business

an old hard drive ready for destruction

It’s no secret that technology is everywhere we go.

We use it for communication, to store our information and especially for working.

Whether you are working from home or you’re back in the office, you likely use technology of somesort.

When technology begins to get dated and no longer works properly, what do you do with it?

Do you simply wipe the device of its data and drop it off at an e-waste facility?

If so, you could be putting your business, your clients and yourself at risk.

Here’s some reasons why businesses need hard drive destruction.

1. It Protects Your Company’s Reputation

Your customers, your clients and your employees entrust in you to protect their information. When you don’t destroy your hard drives, that information could fall into the wrong hands, putting you, your employees or your customers at risk. Protect yourself and your reputation!

2. Saves Space in the Office

No one wants old electronics piling up in their homes or in the office. Leaving old electronics at work or at home leaves you vulnerable if they happened to be stolen. Hard drive destruction not only protects you, but it also leaves the opportunity to clear out clutter in your office or home.

3. It’s Cost-Effective

Storing your old backup media can be costly, especially if you no longer use it. If your business is short on space, you can’t afford to waste any space keeping old electronics. Regular hard drive destruction saves you money in the future.

4. It’s The Law

As we’ve mentioned before, laws dictate that businesses must shred confidential and sensitive information. The same rings true for your hard drives. The last thing you want is for your business to be hit with a data breach, plus a hefty fine!

Small businesses, in particular, commonly face data breaches and suffer a greater annual loss than larger businesses. In the past year, 43% of cyberattacks were aimed at small businesses, with only 14% able to defend themselves. It was also found that more than half of all businesses suffered a breach of somesort in the past year, which is why protecting yourself is crucial.

We always provide you with a Certificate of Destruction for proof of proper compliance and for peace of mind.

5. Your Information is Protected

A common misconception is that once a hard drive is wiped, information is erased.

Unfortunately, that is not true.

Deleting files does not rid them from your computer forever. They are still in the hard drive and can be retrieved by hackers and thieves. Physical hard drive destruction is your best defense at deleting your information and protecting yourself.

Looking For Hard Drive Destruction?

Document Destruction of Virginia provides on-site hard drive destruction to Virginia. If you’re looking for a reliable, trustworthy company to successfully destroy your old hard drives, call us.

Give us a call today at 1-877-338-3320 or send us a message online.

Let us tailor a program that will accommodate your shredding needs.