Meet Mike, Securis’ New Micro-Shredder
Mike eats solid-state drives, smartphones, thumb drives, and SD cards for breakfast.
Did you know that Solid State Drives (SSDs), flash drives, smartphones, and micro SD cards will literally fall through the cracks of most data destruction and recycling processes? That’s why Securis has added a “micro-shredding” option that goes beyond traditional shredding and pulverizes devices into 2MM e-crumbs as shown in the photo on the right.
An innovative solution for an evolving market
As SSD’s proliferate and data devices shrink, enterprises need more than a traditional shredder to ensure full security. Unlike a standard hard drive shredder, the pulverizing action of Securis’s process renders all data illegible.
Printed circuit boards Computer hard drives Cellular phones Smartphones CDs & DVDs Film &video tape X-rays Floppy disks Silicon chips
134.5 million IT assets currently sit idle in the U.S., and a scant 18 percent of these are likely to be recycled or securely disposed of.
-Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) For years, IT asset disposal has been considered a logistical and operational challenge. However, due to the explosion of data breaches associated with lost, stolen or compromised enterprise data storage devices—plus the introduction of Federal IT security, environmental and industry regulations—IT asset disposal is now a full-fledged element of the global cybersecurity and data security challenge. As such, the expectations and requirements of enterprises and government agencies regarding IT asset disposal must continue to shift.
- No longer will any supplier with a truck and a shredder satisfy requirements for security and environmental responsibility.
- Today, IT departments, business owners and operational and facilities personnel must ensure they are dealing with reputable, dependable firms with proven track records and a deep understanding of secure IT asset disposal and recycling.
- The truly qualified firm will have invested in critical elements including the secure processes, logistics, and facilities necessary to deliver end-to-end security through the entire chain of custody of every individual asset.
The Average Cost per Data Breach in the United States: $7.2 Million
Securis: Almost 20 Years of Focus, Expertise, and Commitment to Excellence
Securis has always understood the critical role of IT asset disposal in the data security equation—and has consistently led the market with innovations to improve physical and logical security, including on-site shredding, real-time auditing and reporting, video monitoring and recording, access-controlled facilities.