Hard drive destruction requires more than merely erasing the data

Hard drive destruction requires more than merely erasing the data

hard drive destructionARMS Inc. uses specialized equipment for hard drive destruction

As obvious as document shredding is for protecting sensitive information contained on paper, it is surprising how often digital data is left unprotected by inadequate hard drive destruction. ARMS Inc., a leader in off-site document storage, provides destruction services that make it virtually impossible for thieves to access digital information.

Destroying hard drives requires much more than simply erasing the data. Criminals with advanced technology skills can easily access data from hard drives that have been erased, damaged to a certain extent, or simply thrown in the dumpster. ARMS uses equipment specializing in hard drive destruction to render the data held by these devices inaccessible.

ARMS holds AAA certification from the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). Our equipment can also break down other micro media such as microfilm, computer tapes, CDs and DVDs into small pieces, meeting Department of Defense specifications for particulates down to 1/64 of an inch. We take scans of bar codes or serial numbers for each device we destroy for audit tracking purposes, and our customers receive a certificate of destruction for their records.

Other benefits to hard drive destruction

Avoiding the fines possible from data breaches is a major benefit of hard drive destruction. Improperly retiring hard drives and other computer assets is a leading cause of data breaches. ARMS’s professional staff can help your organization remain compliant with the numerous regulations that govern privacy and data storage. Some of those laws include:

HIPAA – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) pertains to the privacy of patient information through secure electronic transmission, storage and disposal.

HITECH –The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) promotes the adoption of health information technology such as electronic medical records.

SOX –The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to protect people from accounting errors and fraudulent practices.

GLB –The Gramm-Leach Bliley Act requires financial institutions to develop precautions to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer information. It also requires they provide written privacy notices that detail their information sharing practices.

FACTA –The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act was designed to protect consumers from identity theft and other consumer fraud and related crimes.

You can count on ARMS to provide the hard drive destruction services your organization needs to ensure data security.

Information Management and Destruction Services from ARMS Inc.

ARMS is an industry leader in records and information technology solutions, providing organizations “best practice” consulting in the Green Bay, Wisconsin, area and across the United States. ARMS is an SSAE 16-audited company that meets today’s information regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, HITECH and FACTA. Services include traditional document storage, certified information destruction, data protection and media vaulting, and automated workflow solutions.

For more information about services available through ARMS, please call 877-764-2767 or visit https://arms4rim.com/.

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