Sixty-eight percent of organizations do not wipe data from their copier hard drives when disposing of them, according to a study by Tech Republic.
(PRWEB) August 02, 2012
Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, is offering certificates of data destruction to anyone dropping off electronics to be recycled on Information Security Day this Thursday, August 2, 2012, during normal drop-off hours at select locations throughout the United States. These certificates will provide the customer with a written guarantee that the items received will be scheduled for processing and hard drives will either be wiped to Department of Defense standards or completely destroyed.
“Sixty-eight percent of organizations do not wipe data from their copier hard drives when disposing of them according to a study by Tech Republic,” stated Steve Skurnac, President, Sims Recycling Solutions, Americas. “The protection of information is a critical issue as we rely more on technology in every aspect of our lives. Sims would like to use the opportunity presented by Information Security Day to raise awareness about this concern and assist businesses and individuals with their data protection needs.”
Participating locations include Sims facilities in Los Angeles, CA; Reno, NV; Sacramento, CA and Tucson, AZ. For specific drop-off hours and a list of items accepted please visit us.simsrecycling.com/infosecday. To learn more about Information Security Day, please visit informationsecurityday.com.
Sims Recycling Solutions
Sims Recycling Solutions (us.simsrecycling.com) is the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, offering customers in every business sector comprehensive recycling services out of our 50 owned and operated sites across the globe.
Sims Recycling Solutions – owned by Sims Metal Management, the world’s largest publicly listed metal and electronics recycler – has the global reach, expertise and infrastructure necessary to guarantee our customers that their data is secure, their electronic equipment is processed in an environmentally responsible manner, their reputation is protected and their compliance risks are eliminated.
In North America, Sims Recycling Solutions operates 14 sites in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.