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How to Secure Your Data Properly and Protect Your Business

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May 22, 2014
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If you are a business owner, large or small, you will have received a large amount of data from customers and other business partners. This sensitive information is something that you do not want to get into the wrong hands. If you are updating your technology or getting rid of old computers, for example, it is not enough to delete files from the computer, as information can still be found on the computer. In the wrong hands, leaked information can cause severe damage to your business. The safest and most reliable way to be sure that your information is gone is to have your hard drive wiped.

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The destruction of data requires an in-depth understanding of how computers work as well as knowledge on the binary code. This is because the process of wiping a hard drive consists of carefully using a predetermined string of binary that will correctly and completely clear any history that was once stored on your hard drive. There is a belief that if you physically destroy the hard drive, then you are also destroying all the information and make it impossible for others to retrieve data that is stored there. This, however, is not the case. Federal and state regulations even recognize that breaking, smashing, or also drilling holes into the hard drive will not destroy your data and it can still easily be gathered despite not being intact. Lucky for you, wiping a hard drive is an affordable method that will altogether remove all data and information from your hard drive, rendering you and your company secure for identity theft among other things.

It may be easy to think that if you delete all the files from your computer, then you and your business will be safe. Unfortunately, thinking in this manner will leave you vulnerable to people that actively take information from discarded hard drives. Be sure to go to a trusted company that deals with wiping hard drives. By taking this small step, you will ensure the safety of your business. If your business is located in one of the largest counties in California, it is essential to find secure data destruction in Los Angeles or a location closer to you.

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