Small businesses are especially affected by the global pandemic, and Securis is no exception. While employees who are able to work from home do so, many of our staff members are considered essential and come into the office regularly – if not daily – to provide touch-free data destruction and IT recycling for our customers. Securis’ president and founder, Jeremy Farber, recognizes the need to remind his employees how much the company appreciates their hard work during these unprecedented times. He said “It feels good to do something special for the team. They’re all working hard, wearing masks, and doing a good job. It’s my mission as a leader to continually think of ways to give back and show appreciation for our employees.”
In May, staff was treated to cool treats on a warm day, and this month, the company had a taco truck come to both facilities to serve lunch. “The tacos were delicious and a welcome break from bringing my lunch from home. I think everybody felt the company’s appreciation – I know I did!” said Kevin C. “It was a great day to be outside and the tacos were really good,” said Lawrence N.
As a small business, Securis understands the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on small businesses all over the world. One week, it was business as usual. The following week, companies worked to keep employees safe, connect with vendors and customers, and make difficult decisions regarding staffing and remote working.
Small businesses continue to face a unique set of challenges, and we understand that. In order to support small businesses like ourselves, Securis is currently offering some data destruction and IT recycling perks.
15% Discount and No Cancellation Fees
To help keep your data safe, we’re offering a 15% discount on all data destruction and IT recycling projects booked before August 31, 2020. Because we know that plans on being in the office change frequently, we’re waiving all cancellation fees for the time being.
Securis continues to offer touch-free options for data destruction and IT recycling projects. Our team will arrive at your facility wearing gloves and masks. They also carry Clorox wipes and clean surfaces they come into contact with.
Small Business Data Destruction and IT Recycling
Additionally, we’re offering three different options for your project:
1) As always, we’re able to scan all equipment on-site while remaining compliant with the social distancing rule of not coming within six feet of other people.
2) Destroy hard drives on-site at your location and then take the equipment back to our facility to be scanned and processed. Everything will be scanned on the same day.
3) We’re also able to drop off bins: One secure (locked) bin for hard drives, cell phones, and other data-containing devices, and any additional bins needed for non-data-containing equipment. In this case, you’ll load the bins, leave them in a secure area, and we’ll pick them up the same day.
Have a suggestion for how we can provide your small business data destruction and IT recycling using no-contact services? Let us know.
The healthcare industry is one of the largest and most rapidly growing industries in the world. In 2019, the United States healthcare expenditure was 17.8% of the GDP (gross domestic product). Healthcare providers face stringent regulations when it comes to protecting patient information. They’re obligated to safeguard electronic information, patient identity, and payment methods all while remaining compliant with federal regulations.
Securis’ data destruction and electronics recycling facility in Hampton Roads, Virginia is an expert at helping healthcare organizations protect healthcare data and devices. In an interview with the Norfolk, Virginia business owner Allan Jenik, we explore some unique data destruction and IT recycling needs of the healthcare industry.
Q: What are some observations about the unique needs of healthcare customers regarding data destruction and IT recycling?
A: IT Asset Managers in the healthcare field are very focused on tracking devices throughout their lifecycle to comply with regulatory requirements. We follow strict chain of custody protocols to ensure that we are only removing the requested devices and that serial numbers and asset tags match lists provided by the customer.
Q: How do you protect the data on old IT devices for the majority of the healthcare companies (degaussing, shredding, etc.). Any particular regulations they have that are different from most companies such as HIPAA requirements that change how we interact with them?
A: We offer both on-site and off-site hard drive destruction for our customers. Computers, laptops, and servers are typically securely transported to our facility where the serial number of the hard drives, cell phones, or tablets are scanned before being shredded.
Degaussing is available but is not required for HIPAA compliance if the drives are shredded. Solid State hard drives and cell phones must be microshredded down to a 2mm particle size to properly destroy the data. Reporting by serial number and a certificate of destruction is always provided.
Q: Who are some of the top healthcare providers you service in Hampton Roads? How often do you work with them?
A: We work with Sentara Healthcare, Riverside Healthcare, Children’s Hospital’s of the Kings Daughters (CHKD), and Bayview Physicians among others. Every hospital group works on a different cadence- some have us stop by a on monthly basis while others ask us to schedule a pick up when they have a certain amount of equipment on hand. Flexibility is key and that is one of the advantages of working with a locally owned company like Securis.
Q: Why did the top healthcare customers choose Securis in Hampton Roads over the competition?
A: Attention to detail, flexibility, honesty, and fair pricing. We also offer medical groups the option to have all of their equipment recycled or to get value back for their equipment after the data storage devices are destroyed. It’s a great option for Hospitals and Medical/Dental Offices looking to keep expenses low.
Q: Anything else you’d like to mention about working with companies in the healthcare industry?
A: We work in hospitals and doctor’s offices every day and understand the confidential nature of our partnership with all of the major healthcare providers in Hampton Roads.
Special thanks to Securis’ Hampton Roads location business owner Allan Jenik for sharing the unique needs of the healthcare industry in Hampton Roads, Virginia regarding data destruction and IT recycling needs.
The Hampton Roads, Virginia location provides data destruction and IT recycling to cities in southern Virginia including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Suffolk, Elizabeth City (NC), Newport News, Williamsburg, Smithfield, Portsmouth, Franklin, Poquoson, and more.