How secure destruction service helps you manage corporate information?

An essential and fundamental basis of securing your organization’s information assets is timely purging of the data and records you no longer need. With over 50 years of experience in information management, we understand organization security and legal necessities.

Part of the process is correct waste handling and confidential destruction. Our secure destruction service permeates every stage of an information cycle, from collection to transportation, storing and servicing, to final destruction.

To know how secure destruction services helps your organization, we answer a few FAQs:

What is secure destruction?

Secure destruction is the process of destroying information on tapes, disks, paper documents, graphs and other forms of electronic and physical storage. Information destruction is to the point that it becomes completely unreadable and cannot be accessed or used for unauthorized purposes. When electronic data is deleted, it is no longer readily accessible by the operating system. However, deleting a file is not enough; data destruction programs must be used to ensure data is considered irretrievable.

Why is secure destruction important?

Protecting your personnel, your customers and your corporate reputation from an information breach or loss is a legal matter. With increasing instances of data breach necessitating GDPR policy in the European Union, similar regulations are now being brought in most of the other countries as well. The cost of compromising client data can be severe for companies in the emerging scenario. This makes securing data, and the destruction of data even more important. With the digital universe almost doubling every two years, many businesses are in danger of becoming overwhelmed by the data generated. The key to good data governance is being able to identify early what is a record and what is data noise. The rest needs to be destroyed – and if its sensitive information, destroyed securely.

How is security ensured?

At every stage of the process from collection to transportation to final destruction, your information will be protected. If required, waste sacks, locked consoles, bins or containers can be provided onsite to safely store information before collection. Collections are undertaken by trained and vetted staff. Our records centers are secure and access is restricted to authorized personnel only. After your materials have been destroyed, we issue proof and a legal certificate of destruction.

What can I have destroyed?

Secure destruction services are not limited to paper documents. Things like documents and charts, magnetic media, redundant IT equipment, phones and handsets, uniforms and disused or faulty products are just some of the items you can also destroy. We offer the same level of security for the disposal of electronic data and other identifiable or security-sensitive materials. There’s no limit to the things we can accommodate, but there are common requests.

For more information about our secure destruction services, please get in touch your local Crown office or enquire now.