Possible sources of data leaks are:
- Selling or disposing of computers without properly destroying data.
- Returning defective hard drives to vendors with data intact.
- Disposing of useful hard drives without appropriately erasing data.
Businesses can physically destroy data in several different ways of ways, such as disk shredding, crushing, melting or any other method that makes physical storage media unusable and unreadable.
Physical Data Destruction
Our physical data destruction services are utilized by companies ranging from Fortune 500 and small businesses to government agencies and financial institutions alike. Our data destruction equipment and processes meet the all industry and federal regulation specifications for optical media destruction.
Advantages of destroying your data
Disadvantages of destroying your data
However, Intel has found that physical destruction is an effective method of destroying data when transferring storage media for degaussing is not practical or secure. Intel works with scrap contractors that melt down and reclaim precious metals, having them melt down the hard drives and recycle the metal.