Backup media storage can be an asset when you have to recover data, but also a liability when it’s no longer needed. According to a study done by the nonprofit consumer organization Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a total of 227,052,199 individual records containing sensitive personal information were involved in security breaches in the United States – and that’s just between January 2005 and May 2008, and that’s also excluding incidents where sensitive data was apparently not actually exposed. The number of data records exposed in breaches in the past eight and half years world wide is now arguably in the billions. Billions! Carl Sagan would be impressed (Sorry for the reference there, Cosmos fans…)
So, what’s one easy thing you can do? Don’t keep unnecessary data backups laying around. Our new mobile media shredder can reduce your optical disks, DLT tapes, flash media, and SSDs (Solid State Drives) down to less than a 3/16” shred width (4 x 15 mm) particulate size, making data theft impossible. We can also destroy mobile devices and other small proprietary equipment with this shredder. Our service can come to you, making it an ideal solution for anyone in healthcare, finance, government, or any operation that manages and stores high-risk data.
Check out the pictures below. Any data anywhere? We’ll give out a big prize anyone with a Scanning Electron Microscope and a whole, whole lot of time who is able to recover anything useful from these optical disks and tapes once they are shredded.
Our mobile media shredder can operate on our truck, in a data center environment, or even in your office. It has simple power requirements: a standard 110-outlet is all we require, as long as it is on a dedicated 20-amp circuit. Generator service is also available. The 1 HP motor and compact, solid steel enclosure ensure that it can be operated quietly, with minimal disruption to your work environment. For backup media that is serialized, we can provide a log for a small additional fee. A certificate is always provided for the destruction with the total weight of shredded media.
Simple. Easy. Call us at 206-582-7100 x1 for scheduling and availability for this service in your area. We have a special introductory rate for shredding your first project with us. Or contact us for a quote.