Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Destroy Your Confidential Data to Unrecoverable Level

Every business has some documents that need to be kept confidential. They can be anything from financial records to sensitive personal information to national data. Sometimes data needs to be destroyed because there is no physical or digital space to store it, and it cannot be thrown away in a random place. Here are some ways in which anyone can dispose confidential data.

Confidential Paper Documents

The simplest way to destroy confidential paper documents is to put them through a shredder. All confidential files can be shredded with little or no effort. Depending on how confidential your data is, you can choose the right kind of shredding process. Shredding services will also shred your documents for you, at a fee. If you are an individual and cannot afford a shredder , you can burn the paperwork in a safe place to destroy them completely.

Confidential Data on Your Computer

If you use computer, you would have important data and files on it which you might not prefer others to have a look at.
Q. What is the best method of getting rid of your confidential data so that no one can access it?
Most of us think that the delete key (or shift+delete combination) will help to get rid of these from the system forever, but that is not exactly the truth. Any file that has been deleted from the hard disk can be retrieved by anyone, who knows how to recover deleted documents.

Erasing the Hard Drive

Erasing hard drive clean all data, This is one of the ways in which you can remove the confidential information. There are programs that overwrite storage with random data so that the original files cannot be retrieved. You can also try Guttmann Method, in which the files are overwritten 35 times. CDs, Hard Drives and other disks must be destroyed to prevent information from being accessed.

 Hard Drive Shredding

Programs that erase files and write over them can make your files nearly impossible to retrieve. However, in some cases, it is still possible that data is recovered by an expert. To avoid this, the hard drive can be shredded entirely. CDs and drives can be destroyed by breaking and drilling holes. The greater the number of holes you drill in the drive, the less likely it is that the data can be retrieved, even by an expert.

All memory chips, hard drives and other similar devices can be shredded by a digital shredder, which destroyed devices completely. This makes it impossible to recover any information from the drive.
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