Why The Circular Economy Model Is The Only Solution For E-waste
Here are some staggering facts. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) believes more than 2.3 million tons of electronics were tossed in 2009. Only a quarter of that 2.3 tons was actually recycled. Most ended up in trash bags where it was hauled to landfills. According to the Global E-waste Monitor, about 44.7 million […]
POS Upgrades: What Retail Stores Should Do With Outdated Equipment
Is retail the leader in data breaches? People mistakenly think it is. The truth is financial institutions, healthcare, and government agencies are where most breaches occur. However, retail is in the top 10. The problems are numerous. Retailers may not realize they need powerful firewalls and point-to-point encryption when transmitting credit and debit card details.Think […]
Wiping vs. Degaussing vs. Shredding – What’s the Difference?
When a laptop, smartphone, printer, or other device is past its prime, what happens to it? Tossing electronics into the trash is no longer accepted. States have laws that require electronics recycling. What if those devices store personal information like passwords, account numbers, and other sensitive data. You don’t want that information falling into the […]
Who is Responsible When a Data Breach Occurs?
The Identity Theft Resource Center revealed 1,244 breaches occurred during 2018. While that was lower than the breaches that occurred in 2017, the number of records exposed in those breaches was over 446.5 million. That’s more than double the exposures from 2017.The breaches in 2018 hit the business sector the hardest. Marriott International saw the […]
Why ITAD Is the Most Overlooked Security Issue
The International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that companies will spend over $100 billion on cybersecurity initiatives by the year 2020. The researchers who came to this conclusion believe that companies will be willing to invest more in cybersecurity than ever before due to the increase in data breach incidents over the last several years. Researchers […]
What Businesses Can Do About Data Breach Fatigue to Protect Consumers
Technology and the internet have become vital parts of our daily lives. This new industrial revolution has led to mass adoption on a global scale, but unfortunately, it has also led to an increase in cyber crime.Cyber criminals are using the internet to steal people’s identities and other intellectual property. The number of data breaches […]
Estimated 25% of Data Breaches Caused By Negligence–Including E-Waste Recycling Mistakes
It seems as if there’s always a story in the news about a recent data breach, and that could be because these breaches are becoming increasingly common. The largest data breach that has ever been reported was discovered in 2016, when Yahoo publicly announced that over 1 billion user profiles had been hacked three years […]
7 Terrifying Cyber Crime Statistics
Technology and the mass adoption of the internet is on the rise, but unfortunately, so is the prevalence of cyber crime.The internet has become a vital part of our daily lives. What was once a tool used mainly for electronic mail, the internet has evolved into something much bigger than we ever thought possible. It […]