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The $2.75 Million Laptop and Other HIPAA Violations

Date posted: January 16, 2017

A year ago, experts predicted federal investigators would crack down on HIPAA violations, and they were right. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights was busy in 2016. The federal government has negotiated millions in settlements with health care providers who violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Here are…

5 Epic Hardware Destruction Videos

Date posted: October 19, 2016

We’ve all had moments of frustration with our hardware, especially when that equipment is outdated and unusable. Many of us remember the scene from “Office Space” where the crew smashes their faulty printer in a field. While some office workers have probably dreamed of something similar, the “Office Space” scene is only the beginning. We’ve…

What Is a DoD Multiple Pass Hard Drive Wipe?

Date posted: August 26, 2016

Deleting data from a hard drive using traditional operating system file deletion features won’t stop that data from being recovered. Just because deleted data isn’t visible to an OS file manager doesn’t mean it can’t quickly and easily be recovered by a computer forensic expert. In fact, cutting-edge forensic software is capable of examining bytes…

Electronics Disposal for School Surplus Property

Date posted: July 25, 2016

Technology is growing rapidly, and school districts are racing to keep up. But as our classrooms become more advanced, some of our schools’ storage rooms become more stockpiled with outdated equipment. School districts are facing tough budget constraints, and every dollar counts. When it comes to surplusing excess and outdated equipment, proper IT asset disposition…

Join World Backup Day and plan for hard drive failure

Date posted: March 29, 2016

Many things can trigger data loss, and asset failure is one of those causes. World Backup Day is a movement to encourage people and businesses to back up their data. You can even take a pledge to back up everything March 31. All IT assets have a lifespan, and asset failure is inevitable. The key…

Understanding the Environmental Dangers of Electronics Disposal

Date posted: March 1, 2016

At a glance, computer monitors, towers, peripheral devices, tablets, cellphones and other electronics appear to be a harmless jumble of plastic, rubber, glass and metal. However, deep within the inner workings lurks a mix of dangerous materials that can contaminate the environment and cause lasting public health issues. By simply throwing components into a landfill,…

How cloud migration has increased the need for ITAD

Date posted: January 29, 2016

Nearly all businesses are either using clouds services now or plan to use them in the near future. The number of companies offering cloud services is growing rapidly. Even NASA is migrating some of its operations. As company leaders decide how and when to move to the cloud, the question becomes: What should you do…

Data Privacy Day 2016 – Blog Round Up

Date posted: January 14, 2016

Since 2008, the National Cyber Security Alliance has celebrated Data Privacy Day on January 28. Data Protection Day commemorates the signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. As a company who strives to protect your business’s data, we also care about the privacy of personal data.…

Technology Turnover – Disposal vs. Disposition

Date posted: December 17, 2015

A common misunderstanding about the IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) industry is the difference between throwing away electronic junk vs. committing your IT assets to the disposition process. In fact, recycling is one of the last elements of the disposition process. We wanted to help you understand the difference between IT disposal and disposition so you…

HIPAA Compliant Data Destruction – Case Study

Date posted: September 17, 2015

Company Type: Healthcare Company Size: 1000-5000 employees Assets to be recycled: 1,236 Personal Computers, 1,311 Hard Drives Time on location: 2 weeks Total value recovered by client: Approximately $23,000 Most healthcare businesses require HIPAA compliance to execute data destruction to include hard drive shredding and recycling; this customer had their own set of internal regulations…

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