Monday, December 1, 2008

This the season to be generous, but not at your company’s expense. When selling or even donating computers make sure all information is totally and completely destroyed forever.

For example, when auditors checked computers being sold from a Kansas government surplus property office, they discovered that 10 out of 15 computers randomly sampled still had files which could be recovered with standard document recovery software. Seven of the computers contained confidential information. Some state agencies mistakenly thought another group was in charge of erasing files; others thought they had erased everything when they reformatted the hard drives.

Are you kidding me?