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Trends in Data Destruction

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Kevin Marshall
Kevin Marshall
December 30, 2016

Protecting data from hackers has been a forefront of cybersecurity for decades. However, it hasn’t been until recently that talking about the importance of data destruction has become more well known. With data destruction being more on the forefront of businesses and companies, there have been some trends that have arisen in the data destruction field including the rise of the mobile hard drive shredder.

One of the reasons that data destruction has become more prevalent in recent years is because the data left on a hard drive or any other system become completely untraceable. Data that is erased or wiped from a system can still be accessible through enough time and effort. However, when the data is destroyed, it truly cannot be recovered, which helps protect businesses, their employees and their customers. Another reason that data destruction has become more popular is that it helps to protect the environment. Since the turn of the century, a rising concern has been the environment and e-waste is one of the big contenders. When electronics are thrown away, they end up in landfills where they cause damage to the environment. When electronics end up at a certified data destruction company, there is no harm to the environment.

Data destruction has been on the rise as well because security breaches can often be very costly. Depending on the size of the security breach, companies can pay upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars to put the damage to rest. When data is destroyed, it helps to eliminate one of the factors of a potential security breach, thus adding a little more security to the overall business. These are just a few of the reasons that data destruction has become a growing trend with companies over the years. As companies become more and more aware of the fact that old information can still be resurfaced after they have been deleted, data destruction is likely to continue in popularity.

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