Why should we have our equipment data wiped? The common misconception is that deleting files, formatting or factory resetting hardware will delete your personal data from your device - it does not!!
The only way to completely eradicate data from media devices such as Hard Drives, SSD’s, SD Cards, Mobile Phones and Tablets is to run professional data wiping software. We use NCSC (formerly CESG) HMG InfoSec Standard No: 5 Approved Blancco - www.blancco.com
We take data wiping extremely seriously and are proud to have an excellent track record when it comes to correctly and successfully eradicating sensitive information. The common problem is that deleted files are not really erased and so may be recovered by interested parties.
One of the key areas where an organisation becomes vulnerable to this is at the point of disposing of their unwanted, old IT equipment after it has been refreshed. A lot of organisations do not give their old data, which is stored on the old equipment, the sufficient security consideration it deserves as this can often incur additional costs which are not budgeted for. There is a duty of care for the total life cycle of the equipment, including data.
In recent years, the loss of sensitive data from Public and Corporate businesses has become a hot issue with the ICO imposing large financial fines. With the changes in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into play in 2018, it is imperative that all companies meet the standards set by the EU Parliament which Secure IT Services can help you adhere to - www.eugdpr.org
We work with some of the largest public bodies in the UK and Corporate Companies in the world.
Why chooses Secure IT Services for your data wiping:
- SC cleared staff
- We offer a highly secure and certified IT recycling process
- Tracked Vehicles
- Use of Blancco - a NCSC Approved Data Wiping software
- On-Site or Off-Site data wiping services
- Production and supply of full asset report for each collection as standard
- Approved and certified by the Environment Agency
- ISO 9001 & 14001 certified
Mobile Devices - Phones & Tablets - SSD
If you have ever sold or passed a mobile phone or tablet onto someone, what happened to all the data that was on the device? There is a common misconception that activating the factory reset on mobile phones and tablets is a secure way of erasing the personal data stored on the device.
Data Erasure of electronic equipment such as mobile phones and tablets is imperative as these devices can store all sorts of personal and confidential information which you don't want others to access.
Our mobile device data wiping solution ensures that any devices with confidential information attached are wiped clean as quickly and effectively as possible. It means that all data is permanently removed from that device and unrecoverable by third parties.
Erasing data from mobile devices allows recycler companies to redistribute used handsets quickly and effectively, safe in the knowledge that all previous data has been eradicated.
Using NCSC Approved Blancco data wiping software, we will securely erase all data from both internal and external memories of smart phones and tablets including; emails, contact list, call history, SMS and MMS messages, videos and images.
Key Benefits of using Blancco:
- Securely erases iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry operating systems
- Quickly erases data on multiple mobile devices simultaneously
- Automatically selects the fastest and most effective data erasure method
- Provides digitally signed certificate of proof of data erasure for audit trail purposes
- Compliant with data privacy regulations and guidelines, including ISO 27001 and ISO 27040
Hard Drives – HDD & SSD
Whenever you delete a file on your computer, traces of it are left in places that aren't always apparent. Clever hackers and legitimate computer specialists can often reconstruct files that you thought were long gone.
We use the latest version of the NCSC Approved Blancco data wiping software on all hard drives, including Laptop Hard Drives, Server Hard Drives and PC Hard Drives. Blancco software uses sophisticated overwriting patterns to ensure all your data is eradicated including data stored in secret areas of the hard drives.
Ensure your sensitive data has been permanently eradicated from your IT assets with the most certified disk erasure software solution on the market, with a 100% tamper-proof report.
Secure IT Services can perform Hard Drive Data Wiping services both on-site and off-site depending upon your specific requirements.