With the ever increasing global threat of economic and cyber crime, the security of end-of-life magnetic media and devices has never been more critical. Data remanence, which is residual data that remains despite attempts to remove or erase it, can lead to the inadvertent disclosure of sensitive business or personal information. Therefore, the typical method of erasing, overwriting or even reformatting such devices may no longer be feasible or adequate; today’s tools are too sophisticated and criminals have mastered data forensics. These are serious times, and that’s why at CEAR, we take our customers’ security very seriously.
We offer our customers peace of mind with a solid commitment: every media source (laptops, servers, HDDs, etc.) that comes into our facility is carefully tracked and then totally destroyed, with absolutely no chance of recovery. The entire scrap is then recycled, alleviating our environment of additional waste.
WITNESSED AND/OR VIDEO TAPED DESTRUCTION
To ensure the integrity of the destruction process, our secure facility is monitored 24/7 by surveillance cameras and staffed with personnel who have successfully passed background checks. Destruction can also be viewed online in real-time and a recording of the event is available for a fee.
DESTRUCTION WITH CERTIFICATION
Upon request, CEAR will generate documentation that includes the relevant information which distinguishes the incoming media, such as the total weight of materials destroyed, the duration of the destruction, and a certified destruction employee’s signature. CEAR can also provide customized reporting for the client’s specific needs.
State agencies like the Franchise Tax Board, Fortune 500 companies, and many other businesses trust their information security to CEAR. By shredding each data-containing device, we abide by the federal guidelines set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) of 2003. CEAR is also a member of the National Association for Information Destruction, Inc. (NAID).