Shredall Ltd have triumphed and secured a global confidential destruction contract for the next 3 years. Managing Director Lloyd Williams and his employee’s will be travelling the distance across 46 countries between now and next November destroying confidential information. This contract comes just as Shredall Ltd complete a similar world-wide project degaussing four thousand hard-drives for a different client.
Last month Shredall travelled to Cyprus to degauss one thousand tapes and hard drives onsite, sending the degaussed media tapes back to Shredall headquarters to be shredded.
A degausser is a piece of equipment which uses an electro-magnet to erase or wipe date from magnetic media such as audio & video tape, computer storage tapes and even computer hard drives. Often referred to as tape and hard drive erasers, however to degauss is the only solution that guarantees 100% data erasure from hard drives and other magnetic media completely.
Lloyd Williams comments "Shredall have taken on a huge contract and I am confident we will perform to the best of our ability. Cyprus was successful – and we now look forward to taking on the rest of Europe, every American state and all four corners of the globe!"
Lloyd continues "Shredall have invested a substantial amount into a NATO approved degausser to ensure we comply with all relevant standards in our industry. It is approved by the UK government, meets specified requirements of SEAP (Security Equipment Assessment Panel) and the CESG standard for the secure erasure and destruction of information plus data stored on magnetic media up to a top secret level."
Director, Lucy Williams comments "Shredall is one of only two companies in the UK who are annually audited to NAID AAA Certification. We are also members of the BSIA Information Destruction Section."
Sales Director, Nik Williams adds "Not only do we meet UK standards – we meet US Government National Security Agency standards and US-DOD requirements"
Shredall’s process of degaussing is achieved by passing the media, whether that is video, audio, computer, broadcast or data security, through a powerful magnetic field, which rearranges the metallic particles, completely removing any resemblance of the original data. Even if the hard drive is not working, the degaussing process can be used to ensure that data contained is removed completely and cannot be recovered. Although in most cases this will render hard drives and other media inoperative, the cost of a replacement hard drive cannot be compared to the cost to a company if sensitive information falls into the wrong hands, creating data protection issues and fines.
Can you afford to take the risk?
Any company or authority who has personal or financial data stored on a PC, server hard drive or back up tape whether private or customer/client, can run the risk of the information falling in to the wrong hands when they upgrade their system, need to replace a faulty hard drive or dispose of unwanted tapes. If they do not have a secure system in place they could even fall foul of the Data Protection Act. This also applies to the disposal or upgrade of office photo copiers which include a hard drive.
So whether you’re returning your copier to the leasing company, selling on or disposing of an office PC, call Shredall Ltd to degauss and then destroy the hard drive before allowing it to be removed from your business.
Simply overwriting magnetic media does not completely erase data. Only a degausser can remove data 100% and ensure that confidential data is securely and completely erased.
Which companies would use Shredall’s degausser method?
Anybody who uses magnetic media will benefit from the use of a degausser, including:
• Radio/Television broadcasters
• Computer departments of corporations
• Data Storage Companies: data no longer needed can be easily and efficiently erased
• Defence Organisations: confidential and top secret information can be erased
• CCTV Operator
• Financial Services: Banks and insurance companies use the degaussing method
• Emergency Services
• Hospitals: patient records no longer required.
• Universities: student records that are no longer needed