Deleting a file from a computer does not mean that you are physically removing the file; you are simply erasing information which points towards the location of that file on your hard drive. Although it can be tough to manually retrieve that file again, it still exists on the hard drive and it’s very easy to retrieve the file with the right type of software.
In order to prevent the files from being retrieved and seen by prying eyes, the most secure method of removing data is to perform a hard drive shred. This is the process of physically destroying the hard drive in order that it can no longer be used and its data cannot be accessed.
Cybercrime is at an all-time high and with technology key to many modern workplaces, the online crime rate will only continue to rise. Your business could be at risk of theft if your bank details were to fall into the wrong hands. Identity theft is another major issue which businesses must fight hard to prevent. Furthermore, if confidential customer information is released to the general public, it could have a huge impact on your reputation and cause you to lose business.
Individuals can also benefit from hard drive shredding if they have personal information, medical records, bank details, accounts or even photographs on their PCs. Identity theft is a big risk; hackers can easily use software to retrieve personal data from discarded hard drives and take out credit cards and loans in your name.
Ultimately, any business or individual who is discarding a computer or an individual hard drive should have it shredded; it is the only way to thoroughly protect themselves from security breaches and cyber crimes. It also ensures that the hard drive is responsibly recycled and disposed of with minimum harm to the environment.
We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and comply with all relevant health and safety legislation when shredding and disposing of hard drives. We are a member of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and the National Association for Information Destruction, and we also have certificates from Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
We guarantee 100% security and confidentiality for each hard drive shred we perform so you can rest assured that your hard drive will be thoroughly protected each step of the way until its destruction.
Head to the checkout now to purchase your hard drive shred and have total peace of mind that your sensitive data will be permanently destroyed.