2016 National Association of Information Destruction Conference

Last week four members of the DataShield Team attended NAID’s annual conference in Orlando, FL. As AAA NAID Certified providers it is our job to keep up to date on everything that involves information security so you don’t have to. After attending many sessions and talking to colleagues from around the country and the globe there is no doubt that …

Erasing Hard Drives not Effective Against Data Loss

Recent data indicates that over 340 million new computers are sold on an annual basis, 75% of which are replacements for older units. If you do the math, that is approximately 255,000,000 computers being replaced and retired every year. Most of these PC’s end up at recycling facilities or organizations that ‘promise’ to erase your personal information. These companies use …

What to do about the E Waste Conundrum

It’s a common problem.  We’ve got electronics that we no longer want or use but we just don’t know what to do with them.  This class of waste commonly referred to as “e waste” is growing faster than any other waste stream in industrialized countries.  Computers, televisions and cell phones make up just a few of the items we replace with regularity.  …