BCD Electro Announces Hard Drive Data Wiping Breach Protection Service

July 16, 2013

BCD Electro Digital Data Destruction System, an In House Proprietary Disk Wiping System Conforming to NIST 800-88; System Also Includes Automated Reporting with Serialization

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 16, 2013

BCD Electro recently introduced a digital data destruction system, an in house proprietary disk wiping system conforming to NIST 800-88.

NIST 800-88 data erasure overwrites information while leaving the disk operable… preserving assets and the environment. Many hard drives have hidden and locked areas that potentially include remapped sectors, which standard multi wipe data wiping freeware and less sophisticated overwriting tools cannot access or erase. The NIST method offers advantages for electronics recyclers and their customers.

The BCD Electro system also includes automated reporting with serialization, and can process large and small quantities of hard drives and provide data breach protection

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), reported that top executives from 300 firms ranked data security as one of their top critical issues. Environmental concerns are leading them to consider reuse of IT assets they might once have destroyed. Other organizations lease IT equipment. Both scenarios require methods to securely remove confidential data without physically destroying drives. Recyclers and refurbishers looking to win customers that have data breach concerns, and, are focused on going green, are using NIST approved and certified data erasure to present a safe option for disk sanitization that outperforms many other disk wiping utilities.

Why not just grind ‘em up?

Reusing an item means that it continues to be a valuable, useful, productive item, and replaces new items that would utilize more water, energy, timber, petroleum, and other limited natural resources in their manufacture. Businesses can save significant dollars in disposal by reselling or donating items that are no longer needed. This method of “materials exchange” results in disposal savings by the generating company, and saving in the purchase of the material by the recipient organization. Reuse adds value!

“… In contrast with many home appliances, life cycle energy use of a computer is dominated by production (83%) as opposed to operation (17%). The yearly life cycle cost of owning a computer is about 3,000 MJ/year, half again that of a refrigerator, a much larger appliance that uses far more electricity in operation. The short lifespan of computers and the variety of computing needs of users suggests that extension of lifespan, for example by promptly reselling to users who need less computing power, is a promising approach to mitigating environmental impacts”.

Williams, E.D.

United Nations Univ., Tokyo, Japan;

Studies indicate that the life energy use of a computer is mostly manufacturing (81 percent). Operation is 19 percent. Extending a hard drives usable life by data wiping and reuse is a valid approach to reducing energy consumption associated with manufacturing and destruction.

Companies that rely on their electronics recycler for data breach protection must insist on auditable data breach protection.

The cost for data erasure is minimal, data breaches cost companies $5 million on average, the real costs are damage to corporate reputation and regulatory non-compliance.

BCD Electro (http://www.bcdelectro.com) and through its subsidiary BCDElectro store (http://www.bcdelectrostore.com) is a full service remarketing and recycling company. Through a broad suite of best practices, business-ready solutions, services and products BCD Electro provides secure and timely control of key product lifecycle management processes to help companies accelerate revenue, drive innovation, reduce costs, improve quality, and ensure regulatory compliance. We specialize in recycling IT , telecom, networking and hospital equipment as well as sales of excess inventory from manufacturing operations.

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