Privacy laws and standards like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) are forcing companies to take hard drive recycling and hard drive disposal seriously.
Hard Drive Recycling and Data Sanitization
Making sure the data on hard drives is destroyed is crucial when disposing of end-of-life or defective computers. Deleting, reformatting, punching, or drilling hard drives is not enough! 2trg understands the importance of your data security, and we guarantee that your data will be properly sanitized. 2trg provides hard drive recycling and data sanitization that eliminates the worry of identity theft or theft of proprietary or sensitive information. Based on individual client requirements, 2trg will:
- physically destroy the hard drives utilizing our state-of-the-art hard drive shredder, or
- overwrite the data following the strict clearing specifications of the NIST SP 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization.
If your security needs do not require the severity of hard drive destruction, 2trg will recycle your hard drives. This process involves the usage of overwrite software meeting NIST SP 800-88 requirements that electronically clears the data on your hard drive while leaving the hard drive intact. This hard drive recycling process allows for reuse of your hardware while providing the assurance that your data is removed.
2trg provides a Hard Drive Audit Report listing each hard drive received, their serial numbers, manufacturers, models, descriptions, and the method used to sanitize each hard drive. 2trg will also provide a Certificate of Destruction to keep on file and relieve you or your business of any further liability.
Seeing is believing
2trg allows clients to witness the destruction of their hard drives on-site. Clients are welcome to watch the hard drive shredding process and magnetic media shredding at 2trg by appointment. Email 2trg to arrange an appointment or call 1.888.263.0888.