Understanding the Importance of In-House, Off-Network Data Security Processing
Even though network intrusion gets a lot of attention these days, and a huge portion of security dollars is spent on preventing network intrusion from external threats, 70% of breaches actually come from off-network devices. In one of our recent blog posts, we discussed the seven main blind spots in offsite data destruction programs that we find working with companies across the U.S. Now that we know where the vulnerabilities are for many companies, let’s talk about the ways that companies can protect themselves from the dangers posed by improper disposal of their off-network devices.
The Other Firewall: Integrated On-Premise + Off-Premise Decommissioning of IT Assets and Devices
Hopefully these days, in our increasingly networked world, we all know what the term firewall means: a part of a computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access to a private network while permitting outward communication. Basically, a firewall keeps bad people from getting in. Brass Valley’s “other firewall” keeps sensitive information from getting out.
We help companies erect and manage “the other firewall” as part of a solid IT Asset Management and Disposition process. “The Other Firewall” can be set up in the confines of your facility to make your internal decommissioning process secure, transparent, and efficient. Our philosophy and comprehensive approach to IT Lifecycle Management has led us to develop the best platform of risk protection, combining products, processes, documentation, and insurance that will hold up under any audit or legal circumstances. Here are some of the components of “the other firewall”:
Asset Inventory – Supported with our Audit Standard™ Database to create uniform, accurate inventory reports. The impact of this database and methodology dramatically reduces the time it takes to resolve discrepancies during an audit.
Comprehensive Data Security – Sensitive information is found in many places other than the hard drive. This is supported with our industry first Data Finder™ Database, which finds embedded data on all devices and then prepares them for sanitization or destruction.
Guaranteed Data Eradication – Not only can we find all of your sensitive information, but we can prove we destroyed it.
Audit Ready™ Chain of Custody – Designed to expedite your response time in case you need to respond to an audit or a court appearance.
Contact us today to see how our professional, affordable IT Lifecycle Management services can save you time and money and reduce risk.