Los Angeles Company Preps for Growing Awareness of Data Destruction Requirements

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E-Waste Security brings corporate level computer hard drive shredding services to small businesses to help them comply with strict data privacy laws.

Historically, small businesses have relied on electronic recycling companies to dispose of old computer equipment and hard drives containing consumer information.

Today, conducting proper due diligence on the recycling company and its data destruction process is a requirement to pass the ‘reasonable and appropriate’ test for preventing unauthorized access to consumer information.

“Companies can no longer allow computer hard drives out of their custody without first destroying the information or hiring a certified data destruction vendor to do so,” says Gary Scott, COO of E-Waste Security.

E-Waste Security, LLC helps organizations comply with strict data privacy laws such as HIPAA, HITECH, FACTA and GLBA by offering:

  •     NAID Certification: Fulfilling the requirement to perform vendor due diligence, the company is one of the few NAID members certified for the mobile destruction of computer hard drives and non-paper media such as backup tapes, thumb drives and optical media.
  •     Adherence with NIST 800-88 media destruction guidelines: The National Institute of Standards and Technology is a unit of the Commerce Department which has written a set of documents that describe United States federal government computer security policies, procedures and guidelines.
  •     Certificate of Destruction: This includes a serial number scan of each hard drive for reporting purposes, providing customers with audit-ready documentation.
  •     Onsite Hard Drive Shredding: Physical hard drive shredding with a capacity to shred over 500 hard drives in one hour, allowing clients to quickly witness data destruction. Less effective methods such as drilling, folding and punching are never used.

COO, Gary Scott provides a noteworthy comment about their service stating, “Everything is kept on our hard drives, and while many recycling companies provide off site erasing or wiping, people are still fearful and don’t want to lose sight of their computers filled with their personal and highly sensitive data.” Scott goes on to say, “I found myself untrusting of recycling companies to remove my personal information from my hard drive, so this is why after launching E-Waste Security back in 2012 we began offering onsite computer recycling and hard drive destruction for our customers.”

In addition to onsite data destruction, the company also offers computer recycling services. This includes free pick up and recycling of computer equipment for all of their data destruction customers.

“We pride ourselves on providing a variety of secure and stress-free solutions for all our clients and look forward to assisting those seeking onsite shredding or electronic recycling this quarter,” states Scott.

Founded in 2012, E-Waste Security is an onsite computer hard drive destruction and IT recycling service with their headquarters located in Irvine, California. The company is NAID Certified for mobile hard drive shredding, which provides security for healthcare organizations, businesses and government agencies. Their service also complies with NIST 800-88 Media Sanitization Guidelines, through physically shredding hard drives versus other non-secure methods.

Individuals are encouraged to contact and schedule an appointment for secure, onsite hard drive destruction and electronic recycling at any of the locations in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Jose, California.

For media inquiries regarding E-Waste Security, individuals are encouraged to contact COO, Gary Scott directly at 949-514-8090 or via gary(at)ewastesecurity(dot)com. To learn more about the company and their services, please visit, http://www.ewastesecurity.com.


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