May 8

Outsourcing technical support is quite common these days. Sometimes the professional price you pay is not equivalent to the service you receive.

Recently researchers managed to get their hands on highly sensitive data off of an eBay auction. Several hard drives were purchased and the researchers were able to recover sensitive data from the hard drives. Many of the drives were wiped using a basic format or single pass method. Neither complying with the Department of Defense standard.

It’s not hard to imagine that leased computers could potentially suffer the same fate. Is your IT department protecting your data? Whether it’s state secrets, medical records, or even personal photos, why leave data security up to someone else when a simply solution is already available.

CBL Data Shredder is a free and easy to use program that meets international secure wipe standards. Download the bootable CD and wipe those old hard drives clean.

Category: data loss prevention, helpful hints

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