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Annual Audit Completed Successfully

June 22, 2017 1:44 pm

We are always happy to announce that we flew through our annual 3rd party audit. Perry Johnson Registrars, an ANAB accredited certification body for Environmental Management Systems, recognized our quality management system’s integrity and pointed out our company strengths: Ability to quickly provide documents and records Overall security including camera infrastructure The use of our own drivers and vehicle tracking... View Article

Don’t trust anyone to wipe your data

March 31, 2017 11:02 am

National Association of Information Destruction (NAID) Finds Personal Data On Wiped Devices   Results of the probe showed 50 percent of the tablets, 44 percent of hard drives and 13 percent of the mobile phones retained personally identifiable information after being wiped.   https://resource-recycling.com/e-scrap/2017/03/30/naid-personal-data-abounds-wiped-devices/   Don’t trust anyone to wipe your data. Data Killers will physically destroy your devices to... View Article

Time for an upgrade?

September 22, 2016 9:43 am

“Time for an upgrade? If you are upgrading your drives call the experts at Data Killers for a price on destroying your old drives” http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/9/21/13000724/samsung-ssd-3d-nand-950-pro-evo

Hackers Can Steal Your Data by Listening to Your Hard Drive

August 16, 2016 10:35 am

Hackers Can Steal Your Data by Listening to Your Hard Drive   The following article, originally posted on Popular Mechanics.com, is another example of why secure hard drive destruction is crucial. http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/security/a22315/hackers-listening-hard-drive/ If hackers can steal your data by listening to your hard drive they can access all types of sensitive information like financial, passwords and classified data.  Data Killers... View Article

If You Work In One of These 5 Industries, Watch Out for Cyber Attack

July 21, 2016 7:59 pm

In the 2016 IBM X-Force Cyber Security Intelligence Index, the 5 industries most at risk for a cyber attack were: 1. Healthcare 2. Manufacturing 3. Financial Services 4. Government 5. Transportation Does that make you nervous? It should. IBM’s annual report offers a high-level overview and detailed look at the type and volume of cyber attack, which industries are most... View Article

BREXIT VOTE’S IMPACT ON DATA DESTRUCTION INDUSTRY

July 8, 2016 4:59 pm

At Data Killers, we are always on the lookout for breaking news. How do the recent political and financial changes in Europe impact data destruction industry professionals in the United States? You might be surprised. How the Brexit Vote Impacts the Data Destruction Industry In the data destruction industry we are regularly reminded of how we do not live in a vacuum.... View Article

When It Comes to Secure Data Destruction, Leave it to the Experts

June 21, 2016 3:05 pm

As therapeutic as it may feel to bash, grind, and drill the components of your old technology; secure data destruction requires much more than that to keep information safe. Secure Data Destruction Should Be Expertly Conducted When Guardian journalists got physical while destroying old computer bits related to Edward Snowden files, they probably got a good workout, but they still... View Article

Positive Feedback Received from New Hard Drive Destruction Customer

February 10, 2016 6:02 pm

At Data Killers we go above and beyond to service all of our customers.  Following a recent on-site hard drive shredding project, we received the following comment from a new customer: Stephanie of a Healthcare Company said “It was very interesting to see all the hard drives get shredded! I’m impressed at the amount of time it took to even... View Article

Study finds data on used electronics resold online

November 2, 2015 3:14 pm

Study finds data on used electronics resold online At Data Killers we are always on the lookout for news and information pertaining to data security and the data destruction industry.  Data Killers provides on-site hard drive shredding and complete data destruction services for businesses, government and military organizations nationwide.  We believe in providing excellent service, keeping our customers data safe and... View Article

Information Security

July 28, 2015 11:55 am

Do you want to know why destruction of information is important?  Two words: Information Security!  Information Security means protecting information from unauthorized access and use.  In this day and age, most information is held on hard drives, tapes, CD’s, floppies and all the way down to those tiny SD cards in your mobile phones; making our information more accessible.  Data... View Article

Complete Obliteration of Classified Magnetic Data

July 22, 2015 4:12 pm

The rules for destroying classified magnetic computer media, like hard drives and tape cartridges, are often confusing. The reality isn’t all that complicated, certainly not as complicated as the intricate components of the computer equipment itself.  There are two basic types of equipment used for destroying magnetic media: degaussers and physical destroyers, like crushers or shredders. For users with government... View Article

Destroying Hard Drives in Columbus

July 13, 2015 12:26 pm

Columbus is the capital and largest city in the state of Ohio, and the 15th largest city in the United States.  With a stable and diverse economy, Columbus includes the following major industries: technology; defense; aviation; energy;  health care; banking; education; insurance; fashion; food; logistics; steel; medical research; hospitality; and retail. Overall, it was ranked as one of the top... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Fresno

July 8, 2015 4:15 pm

Data Killers is a premier provider of on-site hard drive shredding in Fresno, California and throughout the nation.  Our data destruction services include classified hard drive destruction, tape and media shredding, NSA degaussing, product and tape incineration, and disintegration services.  Our proprietary trucks are fully equipped with patent protected shredders, NSA approved degaussers, destruction equipment and generators to power the... View Article

Data Killers destroys data in Albany

July 6, 2015 3:29 pm

As a nationwide data destruction provider, Data Killers destroys data in Albany and throughout New York.  Recently, a team of Data Killers technicians went to the Albany, New York area to pick-up computers, servers and laptops which contained hard drives to be shredded.  Our customer in Albany is a long-term repeat customer of our data destruction services, but this project... View Article

Data Killers destroys data in Wilmington

June 19, 2015 2:33 pm

Data Killers destroys data in Wilmington and throughout the nation for a variety of customers including corporations, government and military organizations, non-profit agencies, medical facilities, colleges and universities, and law firms.  Our services are certified and compliant with all local, state and federal regulations.  As our nationwide headquarters are centrally located in Maryland, just outside of Washington DC, our fully... View Article

Avoid Data Breaches

June 12, 2015 2:51 pm

Turtle Wings/Data Killers is always on the lookout for news and information pertinent to the electronics recycling and data destruction industries to share with our many readers.  We recently spotted an article on crainsnewyork.com about how businesses often expose themselves to data breaches when they dispose of their end-of-life computers and electronics.   The article, originally published on June 9, 2015... View Article

Certificate of Environmental Achievement

June 2, 2015 5:49 pm

Turtle Wings / Data Killers is a woman-owned business devoted to making the world a better place by reusing and recycling electronics and providing compliant data destruction services across the US.  We were recently awarded a Certificate of Environmental Achievement from our waste-to-energy incineration partner for generating clean energy through our incineration services.  By choosing to use the more expensive... View Article

Managing Compliant Data Destruction Programs

May 20, 2015 5:20 pm

Data Killers is always on the lookout for information and news relevant to the data destruction industry.  As a nationwide provider of certified data destruction, we thought the following article about managing compliant data destruction programs, originally reported on Information Age, was worth re-posting. ”All data, whether it’s on hard disks, tape back-ups, mobile devices or stored in the cloud... View Article

Destruction guarantees that data is deleted

May 15, 2015 4:35 pm

Deleted files can often be recovered, and that’s a problem when you’re passing your PC or PC-related tech along to someone else.  Whether it’s sensitive financial data, business documents, or scandalous photos that could be used to blackmail you, you probably don’t want people getting their hands on your private data.  Fortunately, you can take steps to protect your data,... View Article

Destroying Hard Drives in Long Island

May 11, 2015 6:07 pm

Long Island gets its name from being both the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States.  Long Island is one of the most densely populated regions in the United States and its economy plays a prominent role in scientific research and in engineering.  In addition, many major technology companies have recently made Long Island a center for... View Article

Destroying Hard Drives in Atlanta

April 28, 2015 11:23 am

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in Georgia, and is also considered an “alpha” or “world city”.  It’s economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors including logistics, professional and business services, media operations, and information technology.  Encompassing $304 billion, the Atlanta metropolitan area is the eighth-largest economy in the country and 17th-largest in the world.  Corporate operations comprise... View Article

45th Anniversary of Earth Day

April 22, 2015 10:57 am

Today is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.  Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From San Francisco to San Juan, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, people plant trees, clean up their communities, recycle their end-of-life electronics and equipment, contact their elected officials, and more—all on behalf of the... View Article

Hard Drive Shredding in Richmond

April 17, 2015 4:22 pm

Data Killers performs hard drive shredding in Richmond, Virginia for a variety of customers.  During the past week, our trucks have been deployed to several sites in Richmond for hard drive and media destruction projects for both new and repeat customers. One project consisted of on-site shredding of a large mixed quantity of hard drives, tapes, CD’s, floppy drives and... View Article

Data Killers destroys hard drives in Baltimore

April 16, 2015 4:59 pm

Data Killers destroys hard drives in Baltimore and throughout the nation for a variety of customers including corporations, government and military organizations, non-profit agencies, medical facilities, colleges and universities, and law firms.  Our services are certified and compliant with all local, state and federal regulations.  As our nationwide headquarters are centrally located in Maryland, just outside of Washington DC, our... View Article

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

April 14, 2015 1:19 pm

With Wednesday, April 22nd quickly approaching, Data Killers has identified some creative ways to celebrate Earth Day 2015.  Earth Day has been celebrated every year since 1970, and 45 years later, its purpose remains the same: encourage social and political action by drawing attention to the cause. Every year, around the world, the damaged state of the environment comes to... View Article

Data Killers destroys more than just data

April 9, 2015 3:46 pm

Data Killers destroys more than just data.  In keeping with our strict environmental mission of offering globally responsible services, we offer nationwide incineration services for products, tapes and paper.  We work with all types of companies and organizations, including but not limited to: retailers; manufacturers; government agencies; corporations; franchise locations; and small businesses.  Our incineration services provide the perfect solution... View Article

Data Killers shreds hard drives in Florida

April 3, 2015 1:38 pm

Florida’s nickname is the “Sunshine State” and it is known for its year round warm weather, sunshine, and hundreds of miles of beaches that attract about 60 million visitors to the state every year.  As a premiere vacation spot in the United States, it is no secret that Florida’s tourism makes up the largest sector of the state economy.  In... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Norfolk

March 31, 2015 3:49 pm

Data Killers fully equipped and automated trucks are constantly on the go providing our certified data destruction services for customers throughout Virginia and nationwide.  One recent project was on-site hard drive shredding in Norfolk for an international company that specializes in providing avionics and information technology systems to governmental agencies, aircraft manufacturers and shipping distributors.  During the initiation and planning... View Article

Data Killers shreds hard drives in Phoenix

March 27, 2015 5:50 pm

Data Killers shreds hard drives in Phoenix and nationwide for a host of Fortune 500 companies, government and military clients, law firms, healthcare organizations, technology companies, government contractors, etc .  With trucks and personnel strategically placed, we can access any site and location with ease.  As a commercial and manufacturing center in an agricultural region, Phoenix is an ideal location... View Article

Data Killers destroys all media

March 18, 2015 4:12 pm

Data Killers is known around the country for our signature, on-site hard drive shredding services.  However, our certified destruction services don’t stop at just hard drives.  Data Killers destroys all media, including but not limited to: smart phones; flash drives; microfiche; CD’s; DVD’s; circuit boards; back-up tapes; SIM cards; SD cards; floppy disks; and memory cards.  With nationwide coverage, we... View Article

Data Killers shreds hard drives in Nashville

March 11, 2015 3:57 pm

As the “Home of Country Music”, Nashville has become a major music recording and production center. All of the Big Four record labels, as well as numerous independent labels, have offices in Nashville.  In addition, Nashville is the second-largest music production center, after New York, in the United States.  Although Nashville is renowned as a music recording center and tourist... View Article

Ten Years

March 6, 2015 3:13 pm

A company’s 10th anniversary is certainly a milestone worth celebrating and this week Turtle Wings & Data Killers is proud to have reached this profound accomplishment.  Ten years constitutes a decade, which is long enough to have seen big changes occur, but recent enough to be relevant for today.  During the past ten years, we have seen significant changes in... View Article

Data Killers Helps Keep Businesses Safe

March 4, 2015 1:35 pm

At Data Killers we are always on the lookout for news and information pertaining to data security and the data destruction industry.  Data Killers provides on-site hard drive shredding and complete data destruction services for businesses throughout the country.  We believe in providing excellent service keeping our customers data safe and keeping our customer’s informed.  Data Killers helps keep businesses... View Article

Data Killers shreds hard drives in Philadelphia

March 3, 2015 12:06 pm

Data Killers shreds hard drives in Philadelphia and nationwide, even with the recent cold temperatures and snow impacting the country.  We offer an assortment of certified data destruction services, including: on-site hard drive shredding; media incineration; product destruction for recalls; and NSA approved degaussing for tapes and hard drives.  With fully equipped trucks and warehouses throughout the country, Data Killers... View Article

Everything is bigger in Texas

February 24, 2015 11:45 am

The saying that everything is bigger in Texas likely originated as a reference to the enormity of the state’s geographical area. In terms of square miles, Texas is second only to Alaska in size, and it is the largest of the contiguous 48 states.  Texas is so large that it has more than twice as many square miles as all... View Article

Data Killers destroys hard drives in Los Angeles

February 19, 2015 2:57 pm

Data Killers renders nationwide data destruction services via our strategically placed destruction trucks and rapid deployment system.  With computers and electronic products being California’s top export, Data Killers realizes the need for certified data destruction and offers this service to many customers in the area.  Recently, our trucks and technicians were dispatched to California to destroy hard drives in Los... View Article

Data Killers shreds hard drives in Connecticut

February 16, 2015 1:40 pm

Data Killers shreds hard drives in Connecticut and nationwide for a variety of customers.  With Connecticut’s economy centered on finance and insurance, Data Killers on-site destruction has become a very useful and relied upon source for secure and certified data destruction.   We specialize in both classified and non-classified hard drive shredding, tape and media shredding, NSA approved degaussing and incineration... View Article

Future of Data Destruction

February 13, 2015 1:23 pm

Data Killers is always on the lookout for information and news pertinent to the data destruction industries.   We are known and recognized throughout the country for our services which include product and paper incineration, on-site hard drive shredding, NSA approved degaussing, tape shredding, solid state media destruction and destruction of classified drives.  With Data Killers, the project is done right... View Article

Destruction of solid state media in Chicago

February 10, 2015 10:36 am

This winter’s snow storms and frigid cold temperatures have not stopped the data destruction experts, Data Killers.  We know that our customers have project deadlines and data destruction requirements that don’t always coincide with Mother Nature.  This is why we offer year round, nationwide destruction services, including but not limited to: hard drive and tape shredding, NSA approved degaussing, wet... View Article

Hard Drive Destruction in GA

February 5, 2015 4:20 pm

Data Killers is a nationwide data destruction service.  We offer a variety of certified data destruction services, including: hard drive shredding; media incineration; product destruction for recalls; and NSA approved degaussing for tapes and hard drives.  With fully equipped trucks and warehouses throughout the country, Data Killers’ technicians can easily and quickly get to any location in the United States... View Article

Product Dismantling

February 3, 2015 3:25 pm

How a product is designed has a great impact on its dis-assembly for end-of-life processing, destruction, and recycling.  The product’s design also determines how it can be repaired or upgraded, but in the world of recycling and destruction, the overall product design dictates the product dismantling method. Data Killers is the nationwide expert in product dismantling and dis-assembly.  Many products... View Article

Destruction of Classified Solid State Media in NYC

January 29, 2015 1:49 pm

Data Killers is the go to company for NSA approved destruction of classified solid state media in NYC and nationwide.  With NSA approved processes and equipment, Data Killers offers convenient options for certified destruction of all types of solid state media including hard drives, circuit cards, iPhones and thumb drives.  As a company with nationwide service capabilities, we can come... View Article

New Data Killers Website

January 23, 2015 12:19 pm

Now celebrating 10 successful years of operation, Data Killers is pleased to announce the launch of our newly updated website.  Still found at the same location, https://datakillers.com/, the new site features a fresher user interface, more detailed and current information on all aspects of data destruction, and new photos.  In addition, the new Data Killers website reflects our up-to-date capabilities,... View Article

NSA approved destruction of classified media

January 6, 2015 5:14 pm

Data Killers is the go to company for NSA approved destruction of classified media.  With NSA approved processes and equipment, Data Killers offers convenient options for certified destruction of all types of classified media.  We destroy hard drives, back-up tapes, CD’s, microfiche, smart phones, memory drives and all other media following the DSS (Defense Security Service) protocols for classified destruction. ... View Article

Hard drive shredding in Charlotte

December 30, 2014 3:21 pm

Recently, a team of Data Killers technicians went to thriving and affluent Charlotte, NC to pick-up computers which contained hard drives to be shredded.  Our customer in Charlotte is a nationwide leader in providing software and technology services for banking and financial institutions nationwide.  This project also involved our Turtle Wings electronics recycling services because we picked up over 200... View Article

Destroying hard drives on-site in Pittsburgh

December 15, 2014 4:54 pm

With Christmas and a new calendar year quickly approaching, Data Killers is extremely busy with the hustle and bustle involved in completing data destruction projects for customer’s prior to the long holiday break and the New Year. Although December is not the fiscal year end for government and most corporate clientele, it still proves to be one of our busiest... View Article

Destroying hard drives in Chicago

December 3, 2014 4:33 pm

Data Killers is the nationwide leader in providing certified on-site shredding and destruction services for an assortment of media and products, including but not limited to: hard drives; CD’s and DVD’s; memory drives; recalled consumer goods; etc. Data Killers accommodates data destruction jobs of all sizes, duration, and from locations all around the United States. With warehouses and trucks strategically... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Manhattan

November 18, 2014 4:16 pm

The Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching, but Data Killers is still busy with nationwide data destruction and hard drive shredding. Our most recent job was on-site hard drive shredding in Manhattan for an international law firm. This one day project consisted of on-site shredding of 500 cartridge style back-up tapes and 330 hard drives. Our customer in Manhattan had stringent... View Article

Wet Document Destruction

November 14, 2014 4:06 pm

Data Killers offers certified incineration services for wet documents. We have years of experience and expertise including work in disaster and state-of-emergency situations. Paper that is drenched from water can lead to other hazards such as mold and mildew accumulating in the paper’s storage area. Data Killers wet document destruction service allows companies to securely dispose of all quantities of... View Article

Classified Information Workshop Part 5

November 6, 2014 4:40 pm

Classified Information Workshop Part 5   Data Killers offers nationwide on-site classified destruction services which satisfy all NSA / DoD destruction regulations. All of our employees are required to understand the various protocols for destruction. Data Killers destroys a lot of classified material and helps its customers meet all the DSS requirements. This is extremely important as the DSS will... View Article

Classified Information Workshop Part 4

November 4, 2014 3:48 pm

Classified Information Workshop Part 4   Data Killers has years of experience rendering classified hard drive and media destruction for customers throughout the United States. With such a high demand for classified data destruction services, we know our readers will greatly benefit from our classified information workshop part 4. This section, originally posted on Wikipedia, discusses the proper procedures for... View Article

Classified Information Workshop Part 3

October 31, 2014 10:52 am

Classified Information Workshop Part 3   Data Killers offers destruction of both classified and unclassified hard drives, back-up tapes and media. Many of our customers often refer to their data as classified because it may contain proprietary or sensitive company information and records. However, only the U.S. Government can deem information classified. The following Wikipedia exert serves as our classified... View Article

Classified Information Workshop Part 2

October 29, 2014 6:36 pm

Classified Information Workshop Part 2   The following exert from Wikipedia discusses the levels of classification used by the U.S. government. This classified information workshop part 2 will help our loyal readers, existing customers and new customers alike to understand the various levels of classified information here in the United States.   Levels of classification used by the U.S. government... View Article

Classified Information Workshop Part 1

October 27, 2014 5:51 pm

Classified Information Workshop Part 1   We thought our readers would like to know more about classified information in the United States so we are reposting this Wikipedia article in 5 parts. The following exert is classified information workshop part 1: “The United States government classification system is established under Executive Order 13526, the latest in a long series of... View Article

What is hard drive shredding

October 27, 2014 3:39 pm

Many businesses and consumers often wonder what is hard drive shredding. A hard drive shredder is a mechanical device that physically destroys old hard drives in such a way that the data they contain cannot be recovered. At a minimum, this involves severing the platter in a drive as the platter is where the data is stored. Data Killers specializes... View Article

Physical Destruction

October 14, 2014 4:35 pm

Media destruction, either physical or electronic, is intended to prevent data disclosure. However, physical destruction for solid state media and traditional media is the trusted method recommended by experts to completely destroy the media and render the data unrecoverable. Some ways data may be disclosed are: • Computers that are disposed of or sold without appropriate media destruction practices. •... View Article

Solid State Media Destruction

October 1, 2014 3:48 pm

As technology continually evolves, so does Data Killers data destruction services, capabilities and equipment. The recent trend in computing technology is upgrading from traditional hard drives to solid state hard drives (SSDs). Many businesses and government organizations have already transitioned from traditional hard drives to solid state hard drives. With an average usage life of 10 years there is a... View Article

Use it or lose it

September 16, 2014 3:11 pm

At Data Killers, September can be one of the busiest months of the year. With summer vacations ending, schools starting back from summer vacation, the Government’s fiscal year coming to a close and many major corporations closing out their fiscal year as well; the month of September is filled with on-site hard drive destruction and media destruction projects. This is... View Article

Data Killers destroys data in California

September 15, 2014 3:46 pm

Data Killers destroys data in California and throughout the nation. We specialize in on-site hard drive shredding, classified hard drive destruction, tape and media destruction, NSA degaussing, product and tape incineration, and disintegration services. Our fully-equipped destruction trucks and rapid deployment system allow us to quickly and securely destroy media on-site at our customer’s locations. With several large projects already... View Article

Tape Incineration Services in the Mid-Atlantic

September 9, 2014 4:16 pm

What does a government agency do when they need to securely destroy approximately 1.2 million tapes? They call Data Killers of course! We offer tape incineration services in the mid-Atlantic and throughout the nation for all quantities of tapes both large and small.   One government agency located in the mid-Atlantic area had over 1.2 million tapes, or 250,000 lbs.,... View Article

Shredding hard drives on-site in Delaware

September 5, 2014 4:07 pm

Data Killers has been providing certified on-site shredding and destruction services for years! We destroy a variety of media and products, including but not limited to: hard drives; CD’s and DVD’s; memory drives; recalled consumer goods; etc. With warehouses and trucks strategically located throughout the US, we can easily deploy a team of trained data technicians to any facility for... View Article

Womens Radio Network

September 5, 2014 3:56 pm

Turtle Wings & Data Killers is proud of the many accomplishments of our founder and president, Elizabeth Wilmot. Recently, Ms. Wilmot was contacted by a new, nationally syndicated on-line radio network, the Womens Radio Network – WRNW, for a one-on-one interview. This ten minute interview was to highlight her accomplishments as a women entrepreneur and the success of her nationwide... View Article

Data Killers shreds hard drives in New York

August 14, 2014 6:16 pm

Data Killers shreds hard drives in New York and nationwide for a variety of customers. With New York being the home of many Fortune 500 companies, Wall Street and many important businesses, Data Killers on-site destruction has become a very useful and relied upon source for secure and certified data destruction. We specialize in both classified and non-classified hard drive... View Article

Classified hard drive and tape destruction in Maryland

July 25, 2014 8:49 am

Data Killers offers classified hard drive and tape destruction in Maryland and nationwide. With our nationwide headquarters located in Maryland, our fully-equipped destruction trucks can be easily deployed to Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and the entire eastern sea board for on-site destruction of classified media. We destroy hard drives, back-up tapes, CD’s, microfiche, smart phones, memory drives and all other... View Article

Secure hard drive destruction in Sacramento

July 23, 2014 4:27 pm

Data Killers is constantly on-the-go rendering secure hard drive destruction in Sacramento, throughout California and nationwide. Our fully-equipped destruction trucks are completely independent and self-powered, which allows us to pull up to any location to perform complete hard drive and media destruction. We offer on-site shredding, NSA degaussing and disintegration. The on-site hard drive shredding process not only cuts and... View Article

2014 Standards for Data Destruction

July 16, 2014 5:31 pm

Data Killers is known throughout the nation for providing state-of-the-art, certified data destruction services for a variety of media like hard drives, mobile devices and even solid state drives. With data destruction protocols and requirements quickly evolving, we believe it is extremely important to stay abreast on information and news pertinent to the data destruction industry. We thought the following... View Article

Nationwide Source for Classified Hard Drive Destruction

July 11, 2014 4:20 pm

Data Killers is the nationwide source for classified hard drive destruction and data destruction. Our fully-equipped, autonomous destruction trucks can pull up to any location to destroy classified hard drives, back-up tapes, CD’s, memory drives and cell phones. With our nationwide headquarters in close proximity to the nation’s capital, we serve the area’s many government customers, military departments, defense contractors... View Article

Secure E-waste Disposal

June 17, 2014 3:46 pm

Data Killers is always on the lookout for information and news relevant to the data destruction and electronics recycling industries. As a nationwide provider of certified data destruction and recycling services, we thought the following article, originally reported on Tech Page One, was worth re-posting. Here is what it said:   “If you have computing hardware, you will have e-waste... View Article

Shredding Hard Drives on-site in Connecticut

June 5, 2014 9:59 am

Data Killers is known throughout the country for our certified and compliant data destruction services. With our unique and strategic deployment system, our technicians perform on-site data destruction for customers across the entire United States, including the New England Region in the northeast. One recent project consisted of shredding hard drives on-site in Connecticut for a multinational manufacturing conglomerate headquartered... View Article

Destruction of small quantities of hard drives

May 22, 2014 2:27 pm

Data Killers deals with an array of clients around the country that have large volumes of media; however, we offer the same certified and accurate destruction services for customers with small quantities as well. We offer our signature hard drive shredding and data destruction services for customers with quantities as small as one drive to those with thousands of drives.... View Article

Classified hard drive destruction

May 21, 2014 11:17 am

Data Killers has recently been busy providing plant based, classified hard drive destruction from our headquarters in Capitol Heights, MD. With such close proximity to the nation’s capital, many customers we serve are government, military or government contractors with classified hard drives that requires NSA approved destruction. Data Killers has years of experience rendering classified hard drive destruction as well... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Columbus

May 16, 2014 3:56 pm

Data Killers coordinates on-site data destruction projects across the United States. Our trucks and teams of technicians are strategically placed around the country and can be immediately deployed to any city or state. One recent project was on-site hard drive shredding in Columbus for a molecular engineering company that focuses on developing advanced materials and providing new product development support... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Wisconsin

May 14, 2014 2:39 pm

Data Killers certified data destruction services are utilized by a wide variety of customers located throughout the continental United States. From hard drive shredding to tape degaussing, we offer a full spectrum of on-site data destruction options via our fully equipped and powered destruction trucks which are partially manufactured by one of the largest energy suppliers to the federal government.... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Washington DC

May 13, 2014 11:06 am

Data Killers is known for providing an assortment of data destruction services for a variety of government agencies and corporations in DC and throughout the nation. We recently completed on-site hard drive shredding in Washington DC for two major government customers. Both government customers required high-level security clearances and confidentiality, which is no problem for Data Killers because our teams... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Oakland

May 9, 2014 9:59 am

Data Killers fully equipped and automated trucks are constantly on the go providing our certified data destruction services for customers throughout California and nationwide. One current project was on-site hard drive shredding in Oakland for a new customer that specializes in global digital marketing and digital media solutions. During the initiation and planning phase of the project, this new customer... View Article

On-site Data Destruction in Pennsylvania

May 7, 2014 1:22 pm

Data Killers is known throughout the county for providing certified data destruction services. Recently, our trucks and technicians have been busy providing on-site data destruction in Pennsylvania. In one week, we completed two major on-site data destruction projects for both new and returning customers in Pennsylvania. Our on-site capabilities include on-site hard drive shredding with our state-of-the-art, patent protected hard... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Des Moines

May 6, 2014 1:35 pm

Data Killers is the nationwide leader in providing certified on-site shredding and destruction services for an assortment of media and products, including but not limited to: hard drives; CD’s and DVD’s; memory drives; recalled consumer goods; etc. Data Killers accommodates data destruction jobs of all sizes, duration, and from locations all around the United States. With warehouses and trucks strategically... View Article

hard drive shredding helps hospitals avoid breaches

May 6, 2014 1:18 pm

At Data Killers we are always on the lookout for news and information pertaining to data security and the data destruction industry. We believe in providing excellent service and keeping our customers data safe. Data Killers hard drive shredding helps hospitals avoid breaches. As a company that frequently provides data destruction for hospitals and corporations throughout the country we stand... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Raleigh

April 29, 2014 12:09 pm

Data Killers offers complete nationwide data destruction services including on-site hard drive shredding in Raleigh, NC. Our on-site data destruction services utilize mobile, state-of-the-art shredding and degaussing equipment on our fully automated shredding trucks, which are partially manufactured by the federal government incorporating the most advanced technical equipment. Recently, our team of technicians completed on-site hard drive shredding in Raleigh... View Article

Computer Recycling with Hard Drive Destruction

April 23, 2014 4:51 pm

Disposing of a computer or a hard drive requires more than simply erasing files. You might believe that you are protected when you erase files and empty your Recycle Bin before getting rid of old computers, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Deleting data merely removes the “pointer,” or how the computer knows where to find that file... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Virginia

April 18, 2014 9:34 am

Data Killers has recently been busy with on-site hard drive shredding in Virginia.  Data Killers frequents all parts of Virginia because of the state’s high concentration of technology workers, prime location near the nation’s capital and many large data centers.  Virginia also hosts software companies, communication technology companies, defense contracting companies, federal agencies in Northern Virginia, including the headquarters of... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Minnesota

April 18, 2014 9:22 am

Data Killers provides on-site hard drive shredding in Minnesota and nationwide.  Recently, a team of our hardworking technicians was deployed to the Minneapolis – St. Paul metropolitan for an on-site data destruction project for a nationwide IT consultant firm that manages the technology of a nationally recognized non-profit.  This one day project consisted of on-site hard drive and tape shredding... View Article

Destruction helps hospitals and companies avoid breaches

April 10, 2014 10:04 am

Data Killers goes the extra mile to keep our customer’s data safe.  Our nationwide data destruction helps hospitals and companies avoid breaches.  As a company that frequently provides data destruction for hospitals and corporations throughout the country we stand behind our services.    According to an article in Fierce Health IT, “three major data breaches have affected California health care... View Article

On-site media shredding in New York

April 10, 2014 8:54 am

Data Killers is the nationwide leader in providing compliant on-site  shredding services for a variety of media including tapes, hard drives, CD’s, DVD’s, memory drives, optical platters and flash drives.  Data Killers accommodates data destruction jobs of all sizes, duration, and from locations all around the United States.  Recently, a team of our skilled data technicians was dispatched to New... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Destruction in San Diego

April 2, 2014 4:04 pm

Data Killers is known throughout the country for our on-site hard drive destruction service.  With trucks and personnel strategically placed, we can access any site and location with ease.  One of our most recent projects was on-site hard drive destruction in San Diego for a repeat customer who was impressed with the level of service we provided in February 2014. ... View Article

Plant Based Hard Drive and Media Shredding

April 2, 2014 3:50 pm

Data Killers accommodates a variety of customer requests and requirements, including offering premium plant based hard drive and media shredding in our Maryland headquarters, which is close to the Washington DC metropolitan.  Customers with confidential and sensitive data elect our plant based option because it allows them to witness the destruction, which is often a requirement for disposal of classified... View Article

Hard Drive Shredding Prevents Data Leakage

March 27, 2014 8:53 am

When old hard drives or computers are recycled, it is imperative that all information, especially information such as bank accounts, social security numbers, proprietary information and credit information are completely destroyed. The only way to ensure that sensitive information once stored on a hard drive can never be recovered again is through hard drive shredding which is what is offered... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in San Jose

March 26, 2014 8:57 am

Data Killers certified data and product destruction services are utilized by customers throughout the country.  Recently, our trucks have been on the road providing on-site hard drive shredding in sunny San Jose, California.  In one day, we completed a major destruction project for a long-term, repeat customer in San Jose that specializes in providing global transaction processing solutions, strategic consulting... View Article

Hard Drive and Media Shredding in the DC metropolitan

March 24, 2014 3:10 pm

With the start of the spring season, Data Killers trucks have been on the road in all parts of the country providing an assortment of our specialized data and product destruction services.  Recently, we coordinated a team of technicians to do an enterprise wide destruction for a government agency headquartered in the DC metropolitan area.  As one of our loyal... View Article

On-site Shredding Services in Pittsburgh

March 12, 2014 4:10 pm

Data Killers shredding services are available nationwide for hard drives, tapes, and a variety of other media.  Our autonomous and self-powered trucks are strategically placed throughout the United States so they can be easily dispatched to any location for certified and complete shredding services.  We can securely and efficiently handle any size shredding project.  Recently, our team of data technicians... View Article

On-site Hard Drive and Media Shredding in Richmond

March 11, 2014 10:24 am

Data Killers is the nationwide leader in providing compliant on-site  shredding services for a variety of media including tapes, hard drives, CD’s, DVD’s, memory drives, optical platters and flash drives.  Data Killers accommodates data destruction jobs of all sizes, duration, and from locations all around the United States.  Recently, a team of our expert data technicians was dispatched to Richmond,... View Article

Has the data really been destroyed

March 4, 2014 1:53 pm

Data is harder to destroy from hard drives than most people might think.  It takes more than a software wipe, utilizing the PC’s erase feature or an overwrite function to completely erase data stored on hard drives.  These methods do not actually erase data but rather simply cover it up with code.  Has the data really been destroyed?  Another common... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Destruction in San Francisco

February 27, 2014 12:35 pm

As a nationwide hard drive and media destruction company, Data Killers renders certified destruction services for a host of companies in California and throughout the continental United States.  We recently completed on-site hard drive destruction in San Francisco for a long term repeat customer that specializes in video, audio, print and internet publications.  This project in San Francisco was unique... View Article

Certified Cell Phone Destruction

February 26, 2014 1:03 pm

Many companies have adopted bring your own device (BYOD) policies for executives and personnel who utilize a cell phone for company business.  Although the BYOD policy may cut costs in the short run, it subjects businesses to increased security threats from improperly wiped technology that has accessed company data but is then sold by the user as new technology becomes... View Article

Hard Drive Shredding is Red Hot

February 25, 2014 11:00 am

The temperatures this winter have been bitterly cold even to the point of reaching record breaking cold temperatures and snowfall.  However, Data Killer’s hard drive shredding is red hot despite the cold temperatures and inclement weather.  We recently completed on-site hard drive shredding projects in both Richmond and Ashburn, where the snowfall totals were as much as 12 inches with... View Article

Electronics Recycling and Data Destruction Services

February 25, 2014 10:32 am

Turtle Wings/Data Killers is always on the lookout for news and information pertinent to the electronics recycling and data destruction industries to share with our many readers.  We recently spotted an article on the DigitalJournal.com about recycled computers giving away personal information.   The article published on February 19, 2014 stated, “A study commissioned in Australia by the National Association for... View Article

DSS Approved Classified Hard Drive Destruction Service

February 21, 2014 12:35 pm

The Defense Security Service (DSS) is an agency of the Department of Defense (DoD) located in Quantico, Virginia with field offices throughout the United States. DSS provides security support services to approximately 13,500 cleared contractor facilities, the military services, and 26 federal agencies.  The Defense Security Service supports national security and helps secure the nation’s technological base. One of the... View Article

Certified incineration of all types of paper

February 20, 2014 1:34 pm

Paper shredding is a commonly offered service but it often doesn’t cover customer’s needs.  Data Killers offers certified incineration of all types of paper.  Most paper shredders will not take the following: Wet paper Paper in notebooks Paper in large binder clips Very large quantities of paper However, Data Killers offers the perfect solution for customers with these types of... View Article

On-Site Hard Drive Shredding in San Diego

February 18, 2014 9:31 am

Data Killers is known throughout the nation for our premiere hard drive shredding and data destruction services.  A key component of Data Killer’s nationwide destruction service is our ability to destroy hard drives and other media on-site at our customer’s facility.  Data Killers trucks are partially manufactured by one of the largest energy suppliers to the federal government.  Our proprietary... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Destruction in Charlotte

February 11, 2014 9:42 am

Data Killers renders nationwide data destruction services via our strategically placed destruction trucks and rapid deployment system.  We recently completed on-site hard drive destruction in Charlotte for one of our long-term repeat customers that specializes in software manufacturing and cloud computing services. In this two day project, Data Killers technicians degaussed and shredded 7,000 hard drives on-site at the customer’s... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Philadelphia

February 5, 2014 2:26 pm

Data Killers specializes in nationwide data destruction services for a variety of customers including corporations, government and military organizations, non-profit agencies, medical facilities and residents.  Our services are certifiedand compliant with all local, state and federal regulations.  One recent data destruction project consisted of on-site hard drive shredding in Philadelphia for a financial services and investment company. We are known... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Sacramento

January 29, 2014 2:12 pm

Data Killers is known throughout the nation for our certified data destruction, prompt job execution and commitment to the environment.  With fully equipped destruction trucks, controlled and monitored warehouses and expert technical personnel strategically placed throughout the country we can take on data destruction jobs of all sizes.  One recent large project was enterprise-wide, on-site hard drive shredding in Sacramento. ... View Article

Data Killers helps fight large HIPAA breaches

January 27, 2014 8:46 am

Patient information breaches in the medical and healthcare industry have been a cause of concern for many years.  According to a study released by IT security auditing vendor Redspin, large HIPAA breaches are on the rise and have increased by 21.5 percent over the past year.  To decrease the likelihood of HIPAA breaches and ensure that no patient information is... View Article

On-site Data Destruction in California

January 17, 2014 3:35 pm

Data Killers certified data destruction and shredding services are utilized by customers throughout the country.  Recently, our trucks have been on the road providing on-site data destruction in California.  In two days, we completed three major destruction projects for customers in San Jose and San Francisco.  The sales and management team put tremendous effort into making these projects work and... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Chicago

January 14, 2014 10:10 am

As the New Year kicks off with extreme cold temperatures and snow storms blanketing most of the country, Data Killers is still busy providing our signature hard drive destruction services. One recent project was on-site hard drive shredding in Chicago for a division of a global cloud computing and customer relationship management software company.  In just a few short hours,... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Saint Louis

January 8, 2014 9:46 am

Data Killers specializes in state-of-the-art on-site hard drive shredding in Saint Louis and nationwide.  Our trucks and personnel can be easily dispatched from one of our Mid-west warehouses, to come to any location in St. Louis for compliant and swift hard drive destruction.  We serve the entire St. Louis metropolitan area, including but not limited to: Downtown; Clayton; Midtown; Des... View Article

Data Killers Recognized for Excellent Service

December 23, 2013 11:40 am

Data Killers is proud to be selected for the 2013 Maryland Excellence Award by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce, or SBIEC. Each year the SBIEC surveys small businesses throughout Maryland and evaluates them based on several factors, including but not limited to: financial condition; stability; growth potential; adherence to policies; certifications; business market share; management; existing repeat... View Article

On-site Data Destruction in Chicago

December 20, 2013 8:50 am

On-site Data Destruction in Chicago Data Killers offers complete data destruction services in Chicago incorporating state-of-the-art shredding and degaussing equipment.  All data destruction services are mobile, which means Data Killers can perform data destruction at your location whether you have a dock or a parking lot.  Our fully automated shredding trucks are custom built by the government and utilize the... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Kansas City

December 20, 2013 8:42 am

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Kansas City Data Killers is the nationwide leader in providing certified on-site shredding and destruction services for an assortment of media and products, including but not limited to: hard drives; CD’s and DVD’s; memory drives; recalled consumer goods; etc.   Data Killers accommodates data destruction jobs of all sizes, duration, and from locations all around the United... View Article

Hard Drive Destruction Prevents Theft of Private Data

December 9, 2013 3:55 pm

Hard Drive Destruction Prevents Theft of Private Data Computers and laptops wear out or become obsolete so at some point every business installs new equipment and sends off their hard drives and other parts for recycling.  Although there are many file deletion software programs available, it’s best to use a service like Data Killers that specializes in degaussing and shredding... View Article

Plant Based Hard Drive Shredding in Washington DC

December 9, 2013 3:28 pm

Plant Based Hard Drive Shredding in Washington DC Data Killers accommodates a variety of customer requests and requirements, including offering premium plant based hard drive shredding in Washington DC.  Customers with confidential and sensitive data elect our plant based option because it allows them to witness the destruction, which is often a requirement for disposal of classified data.  Recently, our... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Pennsylvania

December 3, 2013 9:57 am

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Pennsylvania The Christmas holiday is quickly approaching, but Data Killers is still busy with nationwide data destruction and hard drive shredding.  Our most recent job was on-site hard drive shredding in Pennsylvania for a national information management and e-discovery company.  This one day project consisted of on-site hard drive degaussing followed by on-site hard drive... View Article

Incineration Services for FDA Recalls

November 26, 2013 10:50 am

Incineration Services for FDA Recalls The Food and Drug Administration recalls more than 100 food products, drugs and medical devices every single week, and Data Killers provides FDA recall destruction service in addition to other destruction services.  While many of these recalled products don’t carry deadly risks, they are worth noting and paying attention to.  The FDA posts press releases,... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding Service in Virginia

November 22, 2013 9:24 am

On-site Hard Drive Shredding Service in Virginia Data Killers has recently been busy with on-site hard drive shredding service in Virginia.  Over the past week, our trucks have been deployed to a variety of companies located throughout Virginia for our signature on-site shredding and data destruction services. On-site shredding in Ashburn, Virginia One project consisted of on-site shredding of a large mixed... View Article

Plant Based Hard Drive Shredding in DC

November 19, 2013 11:02 am

Plant Based Hard Drive Shredding in DC Recently, Data Killers completed an extensive plant based hard drive shredding in DC for a major defense contractor.  The project also involved the degaussing the hard drives before they were shredded.  The one day project consisted of degaussing (in an NSA approved degausser) then shredding over 3,000 hard drives.  This plant based degaussing... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Destruction in Baltimore

November 19, 2013 10:42 am

On-site hard drive destruction in Baltimore Data Killers was recently spotted doing on-site hard drive destruction in Baltimore.   This one day on-site project consisted of pulling the hard drives and memory from several server racks.  Once the hard drives were pulled, they were then crushed using Data Killers’ high power crushing machine.  Our highly effective patent-protected impactor pulverization machine destroys the... View Article

On-site hard drive degaussing in NY

November 13, 2013 10:45 am

On-site hard drive degaussing in NY One recent project for Data Killers was on-site hard drive degaussing in NY.   The project in the New York area was to degauss hundreds of hard drives for a branch of the military.  This military customer required high-level security clearance and confidentiality, which is no problem for Data Killers because our teams of data... View Article

Media shredding in North Carolina and South Carolina

November 6, 2013 12:20 pm

Media shredding in North Carolina and South Carolina Data Killers trucks are regularly on the road in all parts of the country providing an assortment of our specialized data and product destruction services.  Recently, we coordinated our trucks to perform on-site media shredding in North Carolina and South Carolina. The recent one day project in Charlotte, North Carolina consisted of... View Article

FDA recall destruction service

October 30, 2013 8:47 am

FDA Recall Destruction Service Who doesn’t love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?  Most adults have fond childhood memories of them and even make them well into adulthood.  For those of us in the United States, eating peanut butter became a source of concern in January 2009, when a multi-state outbreak of salmonella prompted the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA)... View Article

Hard drive shredding in Georgia

October 29, 2013 9:08 am

Hard drive shredding in Georgia Recently, a team of Data Killers’ technicians went to a thriving and affluent suburb of Atlanta to pick-up computers which contained hard drives to be shredded.  Our customer in Atlanta is a nationwide leader in providing software and technology services for hospitals and health systems nationwide.  This project also involved our Turtle Wings’ electronics recycling... View Article

CPSC Recall Destruction Service

October 24, 2013 12:58 pm

CPSC Recall Destruction Service No company likes to recall one of its products, but when a safety problem makes a product recall necessary to prevent injuries and save lives, it benefits everyone to move quickly and effectively.  The CPSC works to protect consumers by recalling and banning dangerous products.  The CPSC has made a real difference in reducing the number... View Article

Hard Drive Degaussing and Shredding in DC

October 22, 2013 9:04 am

Hard Drive Degaussing and Shredding in DC Data Killers offers fully compliant and accredited data destruction services to companies and government agencies throughout the country including hard drive degaussing and shredding in DC.  Although our shredders and degaussers are completely mobile, Data Killers also offers our clients, who are in driving distance to our warehouses, the option to bring their... View Article

Hard Drive Shredding via Secure Shipment

October 17, 2013 9:12 am

Hard Drive Shredding via Secure Shipment Every piece of technology has a lifespan, and even smaller companies likely have a technology closet with at least a few retired PC’s tucked into a corner.  Although these machines may have been wiped using software designed to destroy data digitally, it’s possible that some remnants of company or personal information are still present. ... View Article

Certified Data Destruction Services

October 15, 2013 9:51 am

When it comes to information technology asset disposition and data destruction, you may come across companies advertising a “free” data destruction service.  Although this may look like a good deal at first sight, “free” data destruction service is never a good idea.  Data destruction costs money to do right and it is extremely vital that it be done by a... View Article

Data Killers is recognized in the Washington Post

October 10, 2013 10:13 am

Data Killers is recognized in the Washington Post Data Killers is recognized in the Washington Post for our outstanding commitment to responsible recycling and certified data destruction.  The Washington Post article written by Nicole Anzia, refers to Turtle Wings as the “Proper resting place for old electronics.” It provides some guidance into disposing of or donating electronics properly, which can prove... View Article

Data Killers receives 2013 Maryland Excellence Award

October 8, 2013 9:42 am

Data Killers receives 2013 Maryland Excellence Award Data Killers receives 2013 Maryland Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC).  As a nationwide company with headquarters in Maryland, Data Killers is honored to achieve this award. Data Killers is recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Denver

October 3, 2013 8:44 am

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Denver As a nationwide data destruction company, Data Killers regularly coordinates with companies and government agencies across the country for hard drive and tape shredding, as well as NSA approved degaussing.  With nationwide assured compliance, our policies and procedures meet all local, state, and federal data destruction requirements.  Data Killers’ unique deployment system enables us to... View Article

Certified Destruction of Cell Phones and Smart Phones

October 2, 2013 9:42 am

Certified Destruction of Cell Phones and Smart Phones Cell phones have evolved immensely since 1983, both in design and function.  Thousands of models of cell phones have hit the streets between 1983 and now, which is why Turtle Wings / Data Killers offers certified recycling of cell phones and their corresponding batteries. We believe in keeping e-waste out of landfills.  Cell... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Pittsburgh

September 27, 2013 12:57 pm

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Pittsburgh Data Killers’ performs data destruction services nationwide.  From hard drive shredding to tape degaussing, we offer a full spectrum of on-site destruction options.  The key component to our nationwide data destruction capabilities is our proprietary trucks, which are fully equipped with top-rated shredders, degaussers, and destruction equipment.  Data Killers trucks are partially manufactured by... View Article

Building a Data Destruction Policy

September 26, 2013 9:57 am

Building a Data Destruction Policy Data Security has become one of the highest priorities for business owners throughout the country in recent years.  This is largely because of the many high profile cases of data breaches as caused both maliciously and/or accidentally.  While it’s impossible to completely remove the risk of a data breach, there are steps you can take... View Article

Data Destruction Tools

September 23, 2013 9:13 am

Data Destruction Tools Technology and data storage media are quickly evolving, from back-up tapes to hard disks to portable memory devices and everything in between.  Data Killers understands that destruction of data storage media requires a thorough understanding of the rapid changes in technology.  As media evolves, so too must our equipment and methods for destroying or erasing them.  As... View Article

On-site shredding services in Tucson

September 20, 2013 12:59 pm

On-site shredding services in Tucson Data Killers’ shredding services are available nationwide for hard drives, tapes, and a variety of other media.  Our autonomous and self-powered trucks are strategically placed throughout the United States so they can be easily dispatched to any location for certified and complete shredding services.  We can securely and efficiently handle any size shredding project.  Recently,... View Article

Accurate Data Destruction Services

September 18, 2013 8:53 am

Accurate Data Destruction Services Data Killers’ nationally renowned reputation for accurate and certified data destruction is well deserved because of our commitment to accuracy, good judgment and integrity.  All vehicles and equipment are company owned and meticulously maintained, and all employees are thoroughly screened and continually trained.   Data Killers’ assured compliance program guarantees absolute reliability and adherence to rigorous internal... View Article

Media Incineration Services in California

September 13, 2013 11:52 am

Media Incineration Services in California Data Killers offers certified incineration services that include tape incineration, media incineration, paper incineration, and product incineration.  Our nationwide incineration service is a certified destruction process, which is approved by the NSA for destruction of classified materials.   Our customers’ material is transported in a secure Data Killers truck to innovative waste-to-energy facilities for complete environmental... View Article

From the Office to the Truck

September 11, 2013 2:51 pm

From the Office to the Truck I am the marketing manager for Data Killers, a company that specializes in on-site data destruction services for customers across the nation.  Recently, I was granted the opportunity to go into the field to work with our team on an on-site hard drive shredding and scanning job.  This two day project consisted of the... View Article

Enterprise-wide Data Destruction Services

September 3, 2013 11:30 am

Enterprise-wide Data Destruction Services On-site tape shredding in New York, New York New York is home to many major financial corporations, the stock exchange and a host of international law firms, which is why Data Killers frequently provides data destruction services in New York City and the surrounding areas.   One recent project consisted of the on-site tape shredding of nearly... View Article

Data Killers Helps Hospitals Avoid HIPAA Breaches

September 3, 2013 11:24 am

Data Killers Helps Hospitals Avoid HIPAA Breaches For the second time in 3 years, a major Mississippi hospital filed a HIPAA breach notice.  The source of this recent HIPAA breach is a missing laptop holding tens of thousands of patient health records.  These records contained such vital information as Social Security numbers, dates of birth, names, addresses, medications, treatments, clinical... View Article

On-site data destruction in Atlanta

August 29, 2013 1:07 pm

On-site data destruction in Atlanta Data Killers is the nationwide leader in providing compliant on-site  shredding services for a variety of media including tapes, hard drives, CD’s, DVD’s, memory drives and microfiche.  Data Killers accommodates data destruction jobs of all sizes, duration, and from locations all around the United States.  Recently, a team of our expert data technicians was dispatched... View Article

Data Killers Helps Companies Avoid Costly Fines

August 29, 2013 12:51 pm

Data Destruction by Data Killers Helps Companies Avoid Costly Fines Regulations regarding data destruction have tightened considerably in the past few years.  Government agencies are now fining companies who do not protect personal information.  In the past, there were threats of fines but now these fines are a reality.   Don’t let this happen to your company. The only way to... View Article

Data Center Consolidations and Migration

August 13, 2013 3:04 pm

Data Center Consolidations and Migration As more data centers are being consolidated, Data Killers is fulfilling more requests to destroy large quantities of hard drives on-site at data centers.   Consolidating data centers as technology improves and energy efficiency improves is a cost saver for data center operators.  However, the risk of a security breech during this transition period can be... View Article

Dispose of Small Quantities of Hard Drives

July 18, 2013 10:26 am

Dispose of Small Quantities of Hard Drives Small quantities of hard drives can be just as difficult to dispose of as large quantities.  The data destruction experts at Data Killers have this covered with compliant destruction no matter what the size of the project.  Data Killers offers premiere hard drive destruction for smaller projects, as well as certified on-site options... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding from Coast to Coast

July 15, 2013 10:37 am

On-site Hard Drive Shredding from Coast to Coast On-site hard drive shredding service in Virginia Data Killers is known for providing an assortment of data destruction services.  We specialize in providing on-site hard drive shredding from coast to coast for a variety of government agencies and corporations.  One recent project in the Virginia area was to shred hundreds of hard... View Article

On-site Data Destruction Service in California

June 27, 2013 9:00 am

On-site data destruction service in California From coast to coast, Data Killers offers on-site data destruction services to businesses, both small and large, as well as government agencies.   Recently, the team at Data Killers made excellent strides in California by taking on two large projects back-to-back which both occurred on-time and on-budget.   Whether its media shredding, degaussing, or incineration Data... View Article

Data Center Decommissioning and Data Center Consolidations

June 26, 2013 2:14 pm

Data Center Decommissioning and Data Center Consolidations Turtle Wings / Data Killers has been in in the business of recycling electronics and providing on-site certified data destruction for almost a decade.  One of the other services provided by this woman-owned, HUBzoned company is data center decommissioning. Recently we decommissioned the server room for a data center customer in Reston, VA.... View Article

Protect Your Identity Carefully

June 26, 2013 9:41 am

Protect Your Identity Carefully PHIPrivacy.net blogs about breaches of patient confidentiality that could leave any one who visits a medical or dental practice open to identity theft that could destroy their lives. Just recently in Aurora Colorado, Tammi Vigil reported a security breach where multiple medical records were tossed without care or regard into an unprotected dumpster in the middle... View Article

You Thought your Identity was Safe at the Doctor

June 19, 2013 1:16 pm

You Thought your Identity was Safe at the Doctor Fifty-five thousand. That’s how many patients recently had their personal, confidential information compromised when a work laptop from an employee of the Indianapolis-based Cancer Care Group, or CCG, was stolen from a locked car. Patient names, social security numbers, medical records, insurance policy information, addresses and birth dates were all stored... View Article

Hardware Security is a Job for the Pros

June 12, 2013 1:04 pm

Hardware Security is a Job for the Pros Data security is not something you want to leave to amateurs. After all, if you lose the trust of your customers, you lose their business. After that happens, it’s all but impossible to mend the relationship. No company wants to have to inform their customers that their sensitive personal and financial information... View Article

Computer Hard Drive Degaussing and Shredding

June 5, 2013 5:06 pm

Common Questions About Computer Hard Drive Degaussing and Shredding Why should I degauss and shred my hard drive before disposal? Individuals and organizations decide to destroy data for a wide range of reasons. Some want to protect proprietary business information and trade secrets. Many companies and healthcare groups commonly degauss and shred hard drives to protect the personal records of... View Article

Hard drive shredding in every state

June 3, 2013 10:22 am

Hard Drive Shredding in Every State The Data Killers trucks have been making their rounds across the country these past few weeks.  We often get calls from a potential customer who says” I just saw a Data Killers truck in Los Angeles and wanted to know…” or “I just saw a Data Killers truck in Chicago and was interested in….”  ... View Article

Data Killers saves 177 barrels of fuel

May 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Data Killers saves 177 barrels of fuel “Turtle Wings / Data Killers is always looking for new ways to recycle the materials that come into our facilities.   Though we have a strict no e-waste landfill policy, there are always some packaging items that are not easily or feasibly recycled,” said Elizabeth Wilmot, President of Turtle Wings / Data Killers. “In... View Article

Ensure the Safety of your Data

April 23, 2013 11:26 am

Ensure the Safety of your Data The FTC has been cracking down lately on security breaches. Obviously no company wants to have to have to deal with the authorities about non-compliance issues.    Here is one story, directly from the FTC website, of one such company.  To avoid security breaches at your company, use Data Killers. At Data Killers, we help... View Article

Woman Entrepreneur Speaks Out

April 18, 2013 3:18 pm

Woman Entrepreneur Speaks Out As a woman entrepreneur in a mostly male dominated business, Elizabeth Wilmot, founder and President of Turtle Wings / Data Killers often gets asked to speak.  Earlier this week, Ms. Wilmot spoke to the Eco Women’s group. “It was delightful to see so many women, especially young women, who are interested in environmental issues.  They came... View Article

Hotusa Group of Spain Gets Hit by Security Breach

April 18, 2013 3:06 pm

Hotusa Group of Spain Gets Hit by Security Breach Data Theft Not Limited to the US A trip down memory lane may give the false impression that incidents of data theft, particularly those that could have been remedied by properly disposing of sensitive data, only occur in the United States. But, sadly, this trend is global in scope. The independent... View Article

Data Killers Destroys Data Covered by HIPAA

April 11, 2013 12:38 pm

Data Killers Destroys Data Covered by HIPAA Data Killers, which provides mobile hard drive destruction nationwide, has a lot of clients in the medical field.  Data Killers performs on-site hard drive shredding for insurance companies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and health care providers across the country.   With a fleet of hard drive shredding trucks which can shred hard drives to 10... View Article

What Is Degaussing and How Does It Work

April 8, 2013 9:16 am

What Is Degaussing and How Does It Work One of the ways that Data Killers removes data is through a process called degaussing. Degaussing removes data by rearranging the magnetic field on electronic media to completely erase it. Degaussing Hard Drives Hard drives and other electronic storage devices such as computer tapes store data within magnetic fields. Such storage mediums... View Article

Destruction of Hard Drives from Copiers

April 5, 2013 10:52 am

Destruction of Hard Drives from Copiers Data Killers trucks were in California, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Pennsylvania this week and last week working on a copier hard drive destruction project for a large copier manufacturer.   The ultimate customer is a government agency with offices across the United States who is in the processes of replacing old copiers with new... View Article

Security Breaches can be Prevented

April 2, 2013 10:20 am

Security Breaches can be Prevented Shredding a hard drive may seem like a petty task, akin to taking out the trash. However, most executives with purchasing power or managerial oversight aren’t used to taking out the trash. When it comes to hard drives with sensitive data, however, data destruction is not routine trash removal. Hard drives contain high value data... View Article

Hard Drive Shredding Service Nationwide

April 1, 2013 10:24 am

Hard Drive Shredding Service Nationwide Data Killers mobile hard drive shredding trucks were all over the country last week.    One of our customers is in the health care arena with offices across the eastern part of the US.  We travel to each of their offices and perform on-site hard drive shredding and on-site tape shredding.   Last week, we performed mobile... View Article

Medical Office has Data Breached

March 8, 2013 3:50 pm

Medical Office has Data Breached Urological Associates was a successful company. They possessed a strong brand, performed great work, and held a worthy reputation in the community. On a single day, everything changed. By the time Urological Associates discovered the data breach it was too late. Patient information, medical records, personal identification, and other highly sensitive data were accessed. Urological... View Article

Data Killers Celebrates 8 Years of Business

March 4, 2013 11:36 am

Data Killers Celebrates 8 Years of Business Turtle Wings / Data Killers celebrates 8 years of business on Friday, March 1st.  The company, which was started at a kitchen table with the owner and one employee, has grown into a nationwide business serving the entire United States for on-site data destruction.  Turtle Wings, a Maryland corporation, was originally founded as... View Article

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February 26, 2013 5:09 pm

Related News 10/12/2012 94 Million Exposed: The Government’s Epic Fail on Privacy 8/28/2012 National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) Launches Task Force to Examine Data Destruction on Solid State Drives  8/22/2012 Privacy Plundered as we Go Deeper into the Data Mine 8/7/2012 Medical Identity Theft: Double Danger for Doctors 6/28/2012 Former Doctor Inadvertently Leaks Thousands of Patient Records because of... View Article

The Need to Protect Data is Huge

February 25, 2013 11:02 am

The Need to Protect Data is Huge The news in the DC region, in fact nationwide, seems pretty grim these days.  On the front page of the Washington Post on Thursday, February 21, 2013, the headlines said: “Pentagon warns of sequester’s impact” and “China has hacked most of Washington, experts say.”   Today, Monday, February 25, 2013, the headlines in the... View Article

On-site hard drive shredding in the US

February 7, 2013 11:21 am

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in the US The past few weeks and this week have been busy for Data Killers. One of the Data Killers trucks was in Washington DC last week  shredding hard drives for one of our government customers.  The serial numbers of the hard drives were scanned and recorded prior to shredding to provide complete asset tracking. ... View Article

The Importance of Data Destruction in Data Privacy

January 23, 2013 2:20 pm

The Importance of Data Destruction in Data Privacy Data privacy is so important that it now has its own day.  We are reposting this from the creators web page as we thought it was fascinating and in keeping with our mission. “Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008, as an extension of the Data... View Article

Data Destruction Services

January 21, 2013 10:40 am

Data Destruction Services On this Inauguration Day and Martin Luther King Day, Turtle Wings / Data Killers staff looks forward to four more years of improved environmental responsibility.  In honor of Dr. King, we will be closing our offices early today.   We knew that traffic in DC would be crazy today so we limited our Turtle Wings electronics recycling vehicles... View Article

Media Coverage on Data Destruction and Electronics Recycling

January 14, 2013 11:03 am

Media Coverage on Data Destruction and Electronics Recycling Every year, the news media covers the subjects of electronics recycling and data destruction.  These articles usually appear at the start of the new calendar year (after people got new electronics for the holidays and are ready to discard old electronics) or in the Spring around Earth Day or in the fall... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Forty Two States

January 7, 2013 9:58 am

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Forty Two States 2012 was a very busy year for our on-site hard drive shredding services.  We keep a map of the US in our headquarters showing all the states we visited last year.  We provided on-site hard drives shredding services in 42 states in 2012!  We were even working the holiday weeks completing projects... View Article

Hard Drive Destruction Nationwide

November 26, 2012 9:39 am

Hard Drive Destruction Nationwide Almost all the Data Killers trucks were serving customers every day in the past few weeks so you may have seen trucks anywhere from North Carolina to Ohio to California. In Maryland, we were performing hard drive destruction for a defense contractor using a 10mm screen. Data Killers’ destruction for this contractor is part of an... View Article

Data Killers gets R2 Certification

November 8, 2012 7:53 pm

Data Killers gets R2 Certification Data Killers gets R2 Certification.  In March 2012, the GSA announced that only certified e-waste recyclers (R2 or eStewards) may handle end-of-life electronics from federal agencies including electronics which were bought with federal funds by government contractors.  Turtle Wings / Data Killers has been ISO 14001 certified for years using an Environmental Health and Safety... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Charlotte

November 7, 2012 8:39 pm

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Charlotte One of the Data Killers trucks will be in Charlotte North Carolina this week shredding hard drives down to 10 mm.  This week long project consists of on-site hard drive shredding in Charlotte.  One of our large customers, a defense contractor, wants to be sure that even their unclassified drives are completely obliterated.  Since... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in LA

November 7, 2012 8:37 pm

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in LA If you were in LA early last week, you probably saw a Data Killers truck either in Westlake Village or in Woodland Hills.  Our on-site hard drive shredding in LA is known and trusted by a variety of customers nationwide.  We were working for one of our favorite customers making sure that their customer’s... View Article

On-site Shredding Services

November 7, 2012 8:34 pm

On-site Shredding Services On-site Shredding Services in Maryland Last week a group from Data Killers shredded over 6000 DLT/LTO tapes for a state government agency.  We have been helping this agency with their data destruction needs for several years now.  By having us shred their tapes on-site, this agency can oversee the entire process to ensure compliance.   Many companies and... View Article

On-site Data Destruction Service

October 17, 2012 2:47 pm

On-site Data Destruction Service Earlier this week we picked up equipment and media from two of our long-standing customers for whom we provide data destruction services.   Though we are known nationally for our on-site hard drive shredding services, some of our customers, for a variety of reasons, don’t need on-site data destruction.  For those customers, we provide pick-up services and... View Article

Data Destruction Myths

October 15, 2012 3:18 pm

Data Destruction Myths The following data destruction myths have been identified by Data Killers staff, which is why we choose to bring attention to the myth.  Data Killers doesn’t believe in data destruction myths because we know the importance of accurately destroying data. Data Destruction Myth#1 Many people think that deleting a file will completely remove it from the hard... View Article

Nationwide On-site Hard Drive Shredding

October 11, 2012 1:56 pm

Nationwide On-site Hard Drive Shredding The Data Killers fleet of hard drive shredding trucks has been all over the country the last few weeks.  Our nationwide on-site hard drive shredding provides compliant and complete data destruction for all kinds of companies and government agencies. The first week of October, we provided on-site hard drive shredding services to a commercial client... View Article

On-Site Tape Shredding and Degaussing in South Carolina

September 26, 2012 11:16 pm

On-Site Tape Shredding and Degaussing in South Carolina One of Data Killers trucks is in South Carolina this week shredding tapes for a customer with HIPPA concerns. Tasked with degaussing and shredding a substantial batch of oversized tapes, the Data Killers crew is making full use of our on-site hard drive shredding and mobile degaussing capabilities.   HIPPA requires the complete certified... View Article

Shredding Services in CA

September 21, 2012 4:00 pm

Shredding services in CA Data Killers offers a variety of shredding services in CA including tape shredding, hard drive shredding, and media shredding.  One of our hard drive shredding customers in California called us this week to thank us for our great performance.  They had previously worked with a franchised company but found them to be unreliable and their equipment... View Article

US Safe Harbors Act and EU Information Security Directives

September 20, 2012 2:14 pm

US Safe Harbors Act and EU Information Security Directives Developed by the Department of Commerce in conjunction with the European Union (EU), the US Safe Harbors Act and EU Information Security Directives are designed to prevent information theft or loss by US corporations who manage the personal information of customers. Any company conducting business in the EU is not allowed... View Article

Data Destruction in California

September 19, 2012 1:55 pm

Data Destruction in California Data Killers provides data destruction in California and nationwide on-site hard drive shredding.   The demand for on-site hard drive shredding in California has always been strong which is why Data Killers has been serving this marketplace for several years.  This week we are shredding tapes in San Francisco for a major utility that must protect their... View Article

Hard Drive Shredding in Washington DC

September 18, 2012 2:29 pm

Hard Drive Shredding in Washington DC During the first week of September, Data Killers shredded almost 10,000 hard drives and 5000 tapes on-site in Washington DC for one government agency.  All media serial numbers were scanned prior to data destruction.  All material was shredded to 30 mm in our state-of-the-art mobile hard drive shredding truck.   While this was happening for... View Article

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Connecticut

September 16, 2012 10:04 pm

On-site Hard Drive Shredding in Connecticut Look for a separate Data Killers team in Connecticut and Delaware this week.  Our trucks provided on-site hard drive shredding in Connecticut for a major a bank customer.  In Connecticut, our bank customer has a variety of regulations to comply with including SoX and Bank Secrecy Act.  We are shredding hard drives for them... View Article

Hard Drive Shredding in Atlanta

September 13, 2012 7:58 pm

Hard Drive Shredding in Atlanta Look for a Data Killers truck performing on-site hard drive shredding in Atlanta this week.  Our first customer is a government agency who needs hard drives removed from copiers and then shredded.  The copiers will then be recycled in compliance with all R2 regulations.   From there we go to a large financial institution that needs... View Article

Destruction of Classified Media

September 11, 2012 7:42 pm

Destruction of Classified Media On the anniversary of the attacks on this nation on September 11th, we at Turtle Wings / Data Killers hold all the affected families in our hearts and prayers.  We are thankful that we live in the United States of America where brave people choose to be first responders and serve in the military.  As we... View Article

Certified Data Destruction is Mandated

September 11, 2012 7:04 pm

Certified Data Destruction is Mandated In an age when businesses depend more and more on digital media, the risk that sensitive information will end up in the wrong hands has never been greater.  With this increase in potential threats, certified data destruction is mandated.  As identity and information theft have been increasingly troublesome, an array of regulations have been established... View Article

Data Killers Helps with Bank Secrecy Act Compliance

August 22, 2012 9:55 pm

Data Killers Helps with Bank Secrecy Act Compliance The Bank Secrecy Act, often abbreviated BSA or referred to as the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, requires financial institutions to assist the federal government in detecting and preventing tax evasion and money laundering.  This means that financial institutions must keep records and file reports regarding large cash transactions or other... View Article

Top Five Reasons to Keep E-waste Out of Landfills

August 15, 2012 12:33 am

Top Five Reasons to Keep E-waste Out of Landfills Turtle Wings / Data Killers has is committed to keeping the environment safe which is why we have outlined the top five reasons to keep e-waste out of landfills. Landfills have been known to leach toxic chemicals into water sources and surrounding land. Landfills are stinky and don’t look pretty. It’s... View Article

Do not cut corners with your information security

August 7, 2012 1:22 am

Do not Cut Corners with your Information Security Sequestration – Not an excuse to cut corners with your information security.  “Sequestration” is Congress’ latest plan to balance the national budget. These across-the-board cuts begin January 1st, 2013 and affect every department and agency.  Theoretically these cuts will save over a trillion dollars over the course of 10 years.  However, there... View Article

Which Data Destruction and Erasure Options are Best for You

August 1, 2012 7:30 am

Which Data Destruction & Erasure Options are Best for You As a branch of the U.S Department of Commerce, The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was established in order improve “measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.”  The NIST has outlined which data destruction and erasure options are best for you In the... View Article

Two Shaft Shredders verses Four Shaft Shredders

July 25, 2012 1:34 pm

Shredding of materials is a common practice in the recycling and data destruction industries. There are several types of industrial shredders that a company may use. These shredders vary according to the type of material that can be shredded; the quantity of material that can be processed; the speed of processing and the final shred size. Basically there are two... View Article

Data Killers Recertified

July 24, 2012 2:29 pm

Data Killers Recertified Data Killers Recertified.  Turtle Wings (dba Data Killers) recently was awarded WBE re-certification as a woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Additionally, Turtle Wings was awarded WOSB certification by WBENC, who is an approved SBA third party certifier.  Turtle Wings offers electronics recycling and data destruction services nationwide. The management at Turtle Wings feels... View Article

There is more than one way to destroy your data

July 20, 2012 3:03 am

There is more than one way to destroy your data The team at Data Killers loved this week’s Breaking Bad episode where Jesse and Walt try to degauss a laptop! We think their idea on degaussing is very creative; however, if you need a more professional approach to degaussing hard drives, degaussing tapes or any type of degaussing, please call... View Article

GLB Act Encourages On-Site Data Destruction

July 18, 2012 2:42 am

Gramm Leach Bliley Act Regulations Encourage On-Site Data Destruction Gramm Leach Bliley Act Regulations Encourage On-Site Data Destruction.  The Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLB), also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act, established regulations which allow financial institutions with different functions to expand into offering different financial services either through an acquisition or through a business line extension. With the passage of the Gramm–Leach–Bliley... View Article

Sarbanes and Oxley Recommends Hard Drive Shredding

July 10, 2012 2:34 pm

Sarbanes and Oxley Recommends Hard Drive Shredding Sarbanes and Oxley Recommends Hard Drive Shredding.  The U.S government created the Sarbanes and Oxley Act in 2002 in an attempt to remedy accounting discrepancies and financial reporting falsifications which had been prevalent in the years prior among large, public corporations. One of the many objectives of this revolutionary act is to hold... View Article

HIPAA Regulations Require Secure Data Destruction

June 28, 2012 2:30 pm

HIPAA Regulations Require Secure Data Destruction The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was originally enacted with the intent to protect health coverage of workers who change or lose their jobs.  Since then, HIPAA has evolved and now plays a very important role in how Electronic Health Records (EHR) are stored, transferred, and destroyed – all in an effort... View Article

How to Destroy Data

June 3, 2010 9:43 pm

How to Destroy Data While the ability to clearly establish what data end-of-life really means is still a challenge for most companies, uncontrolled data growth is gradually resulting in the development of corporate policies regarding data storage and retention. Many policies are also driven or imposed by legislation and regulations such as the Privacy Act, Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data... View Article

Data Has Been Killed

June 10, 2008 9:44 pm

Data Has Been Killed Data Killers has successfully completed another large data destruction project, this time for the Social Security Administration. Data Killers shredded 49 palletsof hard drives and back-up tapes for the SSA, ensuring that the information contained therein will never be recovered.  Data Killers, a division of Turtle Wings, an electronics recycling company, holds the federal government contract... View Article