In my previous post (Complex Passwords for Complex Security) I detailed the importance of complex passwords. After posting, I thought of all the passwords we have to remember, and felt like I should post an addition to it. By no means do I condone writing down passwords, but having worked in an office IT enviornment I know for a fact it happens. So instead of ignoring the problem, I thought it would be helpful to at least offer some advice to make it as secure as possible.
To continue this week’s security focus, today we’re going to talk about how to securely delete sensitive data off of old hard drives. All businesses must make it a top priority to protect their customer’s private information because in many states, the data they store becomes their liability if mishandled. There is a proper way to sanitize hard drives that significantly reduces your liability if there is a policy in place to address data destruction and the company follows it to a T.