Do You Know About Secured Way of Data Destruction?
Ever since the computer technology has become a part of our daily life, people no longer save their data in any hard form but prefer to save in soft form. All businesses need certain network to store their data in safe manner. There are few companies who spend million of dollars to keep their data safe in various hard disks. These days, cloud computing concepts have become quite popular. This is a convenient method to save data instead of keeping them on desktop computers.
However, the main concern remains about proper security and protection of the data which can have serious repercussions for any kind of businesses. There can be breaches of one’s privacy, compliance issues, data protection and many such things due to improper data destruction process.
Therefore, there is a need for protected way to dispose of the hard drives. Most of the company’s may not prefer to choose cloud computing as it is not considered to be secure facility. Therefore, most of the companies prefer to use PCs for securing various data. There is one issue of protecting the necessary files intact and another issue is to get rid of information. Therefore, companies hire the services of an expert for data disposal.
Following are two reliable methods of destroying the data
One method to destroy any data is by overwriting on the data with new information, which is considered to be an economical way to destroy data. You must have an overwriting software that can be used on the hard drive. After that you have to successfully remove the data. This overwriting operation may be carried out on the selected files only.
However, this is a very lengthy process and may not work with few protected files. There can be the possibility of data theft during the overwriting process.
Here instead of using any software to overwrite on data a degausser is used. Hard disk disposal services prefer this method of data destruction as here a certain magnetic field is used and by that procedure all data stored in CD, DVD or any other hard disk medium is totally destroyed and it becomes absolutely impossible to recover the data back.
The cost of any powerful degausser can be very costly and only few can buy it. Besides that, it is very heavy thing to maintain. It can also create problem to other surrounding instruments. Also, there is a possibility of hard disk damage too.