There’s a lot to lose when shredding your hard drives

Flexera Auditorium September 11, 2020 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

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Neil Peters-Michaud

Why would anyone choose to shred a perfectly good hard drive or SSD? Maybe you or your security department are concerned about the loss of data from drives when they are replaced or retired. But why not electronically sanitize the data and then reuse the drive? When companies choose to shred and destroy electronic media rather than sanitize the data, they also lose the opportunity to reuse these devices and gain value from these assets. This session will share case studies and research to justify the electronic sanitization and reuse of retired media assets.