Degaussing 101

What is Degaussing? Secure Data Destruction Explained.

In today’s digital age, data security is a paramount concern for businesses. Yet, in the realm of IT asset management, one crucial step often gets overlooked—the retirement of hard drives and magnetic media. When it comes to eliminating data from these storage devices, degaussing reigns supreme. But what exactly is degaussing, and why is it so critical in the realm of data security? Join us as we explore the fascinating world of secure data erasure through degaussing.

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Image of glowing padlock for EOL data security awareness, related to the 2016 Morgan Stanley data breach.

The 2016 Morgan Stanley Data Breach: Lessons in EOL Data Security

In 2016, Morgan Stanley faced a severe data breach that exposed the personal information of 15 million customers, resulting in a $35 million SEC fine. This incident underscores the critical importance of End-of-Life (EOL) data security. Discover the lessons learned from this breach, including the impact on customer trust and the significance of proper EOL data destruction. Explore how to prevent such incidents by implementing in-house data destruction processes and verifiable data destruction protocols.

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Safeguarding Patient Privacy: The Vital Role of Degaussers in Healthcare Data Destruction

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, the management and protection of sensitive patient
information have become paramount. Notably, amidst all industries, healthcare stands at the forefront in terms of data breaches, further amplifying the urgency to securely handle patient data throughout its lifecycle, from electronic health records (EHRs) to medical imaging systems and other critical facets. This task is further accentuated in the digital era, where the digitization of medical records and patient information presents new challenges in data security and privacy protection.

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