Some Factors to keep in mind when Destroying Data


Any company, regardless of size and nature, has some sensitive information or data that it does for itself. Some companies are more sensitive than others. Data ejection is also required if you migrate from old to new systems. Here are some steps you can take to safely and completely destroy the data:

Categorize information according to sensitivity and associated risk

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The first thing you want to do is categorize your organization's confidentiality media. This ensures proper operation of your IT department and for your entire data protection strategy.

Determine the confidentiality of your data according to the potential risk of data loss. In addition to the fees and penalties associated with the expiration of confidential information from customers and employees, an entity must consider the risk of loss of future operating losses and / or costs arising from the unwanted disclosure of business strategy and intellectual property.

Select Policy to delete data through media target and life cycle

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Once your organization has classified the media well and understands the risk level, it can then define data policy guidelines based on where the media is in the lifetime.

For example, your company can choose sensitive sensitive data that are physically destroyed on-site before removing the hard disks. The life cycle level of data will also affect the destruction technology that the company will choose.

Approve and use the data corruption that is appropriate for any type of media

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Companies must approve and purchase physical and software tools to perform different levels of data eradication. The company may choose to manage these instruments internally or use the services of outsourced suppliers for specific functions.
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