5 Steps to Protect Your Data When Disposing of IT assets

iStock_000075300107_SmallWhen you get rid of your organization’s old electronic devices, it’s important to make sure you’re not also getting rid of valuable data.

Here are a few steps to protect your data when you’re disposing of your old IT assets recommended by the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers.

  1. Make sure your data is wiped

If done the right way, a data wipe is 99.999 percent effective, a percentage accepted by the U.S. Department of Defense. You can buy a data wiping program and take care of this in-house, or you can work with a company that can do this for you.

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