Is your business data at risk? Don’t gamble with your old data

Do you delete data and dispose of old computers or external drives? Be aware that your sensitive data could be at risk.

A recent study conducted by a data recovery specialist reveals that improperly wiped hard drives sold online can still contain millions of recoverable deleted files.

It’s not only the buyers who can access your old files. Used hard drives are frequently purchased by cybercriminals who try to retrieve data from them. This could potentially include confidential business information or client details.

Nevertheless, it is crucial to consider the old drive’s contents before selling or disposing of it.

Even if the drive is encrypted or damaged, it’s still possible to recover data from it. When dealing with sensitive information, it is wiser to err on the side of caution.

Consider this: Would you ever leave important documents out in the open for anyone to see? Absolutely not! Your digital information should be safeguarded with the same level of care.

So, what can you do to protect your old data?

Take the necessary steps to properly wipe or destroy your old hard drives before getting rid of them. If you are upgrading your hardware, it is advisable to employ the services of a professional who can handle the data transfer and guarantee the thorough cleansing of your old devices.

Knowing that your data is secure from prying eyes is worth the small investment for peace of mind.

Don’t gamble with your old data – take action to protect it:

  • Ensure that old hard drives are wiped or destroyed in a proper manner.
  • Hire a professional to handle your hardware upgrades.
  • Improve your overall security practices

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