Data Security White Paper Released by Sims Recycling SolutionsJuly 11, 2013 No Comments
SOURCE: Sims Recycling Solutions
West Chicago, Ill. (July 10, 2013) – Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, has released a downloadable white paper providing tips to ensure the data security of retired IT assets. As technologies, such as cloud-based computing, file-sharing applications, and mobile devices, increase employee efficiency and customer convenience, they also make it easier to collect, store, access, and transfer vast amounts of information. From the time data is collected to the time it is destroyed, digital data security has never been more critical.
This white paper will provide IT professionals with a comprehensive summary of the risks associated with improper disposal of IT assets, combined with expert advice about removing data completely. Readers will gain a better understanding of hidden locations where data may exist and the consequences of going without a formalized plan for end-of-life electronic disposition.
“The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse reported that in the United States 26,474,373 records were compromised by the 671 data breaches made public in 2012,” stated Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions. “Ensuring secure and responsible disposal of electronic equipment protects companies from a potential data breach, and this white paper will help IT executives gain a deeper understanding of these risks while also providing guidance on assessing whether recyclers have the infrastructure in place to satisfy their data security needs.”
To download the 2013 data security special feature please visit http://www.us.simsrecycling.com/white-paper.
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 53 owned and operated sites across the globe.
Sims Recycling Solutions – owned by Sims Metal Management, a publicly traded company – 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 16 sites in Arizona, British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Ontario, Quebec, Tennessee and Texas.
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