On-site Data Destruction: Guaranteed Safety and Security
When your hard drives and the sensitive information they contain must be destroyed in compliance with the highest security standards, Sims Lifecycle Services’ (SLS) on-site hard drive shredding services give you absolute assurance that your data is completely destroyed before leaving your premises. Our services are fully secure and ensure you meet industry standards for data protection and privacy.
The legal and regulatory requirements for hard drive destruction can be complex. It is vital to choose a vendor to certify that your organization is complying with all applicable data laws and requirements. SLS is fully compliant with all country-specific and global legislation regarding data destruction. We ensure your legal, social and compliance obligations are met, giving you complete peace of mind. Our on-site shredding services are compliant with NIST 800-88 r1, the United Kingdom’s HMG IA Standard No. 5 and ISO/IED 21964 German standards. Technicians who operate the shredders and handle your storage media are cleared to the highest standards, ensuring the secure and responsible disposal of assets and data.
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The GDPR makes it mandatory for corporations to provide auditable records to prove user data is safely and securely handled based on the regulation guidelines. SLS provides these important audit trails as all serial numbers of the storage devices are scanned, recorded and validated against client inventory lists. This reconciliation facilitates inventory reporting and is accompanied by a same day Certificate of Data Destruction (CODD), which provides documentation that each drive has been destroyed. All certificates are electronically stored in the Sims Portal indefinitely.
This chain of custody evidence is essential in the event that you undergo an audit, enabling you to prove that all assets and the data they contained were destroyed in compliance with security regulations.
On-site destruction of your hard drives provides the additional security benefit of eliminating all risks associated with logistics, including accidents, theft and loss.
The penalties for not destroying sensitive data to industry standards can be severe. Costs for noncompliance, which can include business disruption, productivity losses, fines, penalties, and settlement costs, are nearly 3 times the cost of meeting data compliance requirements. 1 The most significant risk to companies are the financial consequences, which include regulatory penalties and the loss of customers following a data breach.
Shredding of data carriers provides the safest and most secure, compliant and cost-effective form of data destruction, even for solid-state drives (SSDs), which store vast amounts of data on small chips. In fact, according to NIST 800-88 r1, shredding and destroying media “is the ultimate form of sanitization.” 2
Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS) ensures that all data bearing devices are physically destroyed to the highest industry and government standards, making it impossible to reconstruct the media or the data. Our expanded fleet of mobile shredding vehicles in Europe offers 100% guaranteed data destruction and 100% peace of mind.
Large On-Site Hard Drive Shredding Projects
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Our mobile shred trucks ensure drives are completely destroyed. Equipped with industry-leading shredding technology, data destruction for thousands of storage devices can be performed daily. Media that can be shredded include magnetic hard drives, solid state drives, back up tapes, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks and portable storage devices. Our hard drive shredding service allows clients to witness secure data destruction at your locations.crushing and on-site shredding services.
Our Services Meet Key Industry Guidelines
With SLS, you can trust that you are working with an industry leader who will protect your data and your company reputation.
- With SLS, you can trust that you are working with an industry leader who will protect your data and your company reputation.
- Cyber security insurance shields against data breach liability
- Helps meet regulatory requirements, including GDPR
2 NIST Special Publication 800-88 r1: Guidelines for Media Sanitization