Author Elizabeth Wilmot

Do not cut corners with your information security

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 are lots of skeptics and lots of people who believe that now is the wrong time for sequestration.

Politics aside, if you are a government contractor, sequestration will directly affect your business.  However, it’s important to remember that even in uncertain or financially difficult times, it is still crucial to address how your business will maintain its information security.  In a time of belt-tightening, data protection is one area in which you cannot afford to cut corners.

There are many options for ensuring that your data does not end up in the wrong hands, with the most sure-fire method being on-site data destruction.  The last thing you need, in a time of economic uncertainty, is for investigative journalists to come knocking at your door asking how your corporate files found their way into the public’s eye. The most universally accepted method for data destruction is on-site hard drive shredding and degaussing.  Regardless of what is on the horizon, corporations must remain vigilant about data security.

Turtle Wings / Data Killers offers nationwide on-site data destruction for companies that must adhere to even the most stringent government regulations and compliances.  Our services include: on-site hard drive destruction, tape shredding, tape degaussing, and incineration.

We can supply a complete audit trail of all destroyed media including serial numbers and manufacturers for compliance purposes. All of our employees are thoroughly versed and trained in data destruction standards and laws and are happy to assist you in compliance documentation.