Data breaches are expensive. According to research by privacy think tank Ponemon Institute, the average incident costs – after legal fees, regulatory fines, customer impacts and other liabilities – over $5 million in damages, as well as the lasting injury to reputation and customer confidence.
Among the proactive steps proven to safeguard against sensitive data loss, few are more effective than ensuring that retired electronic equipment is properly and securely recycled. No longer limited to hard drive contents, critical information can be stored in the memory of copiers, printers, scanners and fax machines. When improperly disposed of, any of these can turn into expensive threats when in the wrong hands.
In “2013 Data Security Special Feature”, the new whitepaper from Sims Recycling Solutions, learn how recent IT innovations have rapidly changed all the rules for safe data destruction – and how, armed with knowledge and the right recycling partner, you can safeguard against the high costs of theft and loss.
Download and read this Sims Recycling Solutions special report today.