A category focused on Data Security, Data Destruction, and General Data Safety Tips.

Are you a serial tech upgrader? Have you ever thought about re-selling, donating, or trading in your old electronic equipment instead of recycling? Whether you’re working with your own equipment or your company’s, the stakes are high for data security. It’s not as easy as you’d think to protect sensitive information. Data destruction software is.. read more →

No one wants to think about dealing with a data breach. It’s a scary concept, and many people live under the assumption that it’s a rare issue that will never happen to them or their company. The truth is, it can happen to anyone, and companies need to take the precaution of setting up a.. read more →

Poke around on the subject of best practices in data destruction, and you’re likely to find a slew of posts about how the old DoD security standards are obsolete these days. While new standards have come out in the last 20 years for ensuring safe destruction of sensitive information, it’s not a given that these.. read more →

If your company works primarily online, then many of your employees probably work from home at least some of the time. How many devices do they work from on the go? It’s unfortunate, but the more devices, the more risk for data breaches at your company. That’s not to say your employees shouldn’t work on.. read more →

As we get savvier about how vulnerable company data is on old IT equipment, the less-reputable electronics recyclers will have to struggle to keep their business. They’ll offer all kinds of “certifications”, but if it’s not backed up by regulations and best practices, these certifications aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. Literally. Apto Solutions.. read more →

21 Oct 2015
October 21, 2015

What are Data Brokers?

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We all know by this point that every time we make a move on the Internet, it’s being tracked somewhere. That’s unsettling enough for most of us. But what’s more unsettling than this is the idea of your personal information being used as a valuable commodity by companies known as “data brokers”. You may have.. read more →

Wondering what to do with your company’s old computers and IT equipment? Worried about the sensitive data that needs to be erased during the process? If so, then you’re probably thinking that all the responsibility of destroying that data is on you. It is, in a way—but you don’t have to do all the work.. read more →

If you run a small business, then you know you face a lot of challenges that larger organizations have moved past. You’re definitely not alone in the struggle: businesses are considered “small” or “medium” until they’ve moved past 500 employees. One of the toughest challenges for small businesses in the digital world is data security… read more →

You like to keep up with the latest technology, so it makes sense to trade in your phone if it’s in good condition and you’re anxious to upgrade. But have you ever thought about just how much information about your life is documented on your phone? Tweet This! “How much information about your life is documented.. read more →

22 Sep 2015
September 22, 2015

What to Do When Throwing Out a Work PC

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Throwing Out a Work PC If you’re like most people, then you’ll have a few computers in your life. Most likely, you’ll have a couple at home and one or more in the office. If you’ve got a desktop and a laptop at home and at your job, chances are you’ve got personal data stored up.. read more →