Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) September 26, 2013
Cintas Corporation, a leader in secure document management services, today announced its new hard drive destruction program is available in the Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia markets.
The new service safely and efficiently destroys computer hard drives through a compliant recycling process, eliminating risks of data breaches and helping organizations stay compliant with state and federal disposal laws.
“Complete destruction is the best way to protect sensitive business data on discarded hard drives,” said Chris Nelson, General Manager, Cintas Document Management, Baltimore, Md. “Our certified solution offers organizations the assurance that confidential files will not be exposed and they will remain compliant with data privacy standards.”
Cintas is the only hard drive destruction provider to offer the LockDown™ process. Through this exclusive process, two background checked secure service representatives collect the hard drives and scan and log each serial number at the time of service. They then physically destroy the hard drives onsite in a secure Cintas truck using state-of-the-art shredders. All destroyed hard drives are collected in locked transportation bins and a manifest of each destroyed hard drive is created, along with a Certificate of Destruction for proof of service. For added peace of mind, customers can view all hard drives to ensure they are destroyed before the truck leaves the parking lot.
Typical hard drive destruction methods come with many risks because they are time consuming, prone to human error and, in many cases, not compliant with disposal laws. Additionally, compliance with data confidentiality rules carries risk of serious financial penalties. For example, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) allows fines of up to $1.5 million and 10 years in prison for each violation of patient health information privacy rules.
For more information about Cintas Hard Drive Destruction, please visit: http://www.cintas.com/MD/Baltimore/Hard-Drive-Destruction.html