How Does E-Waste Recycling Work?
Throughout the world, The Global E-Waste Statistics Partnership tracks the e-waste generated in each country. Per the last report (2016), the U.S. generated close to 6.3 million tons. That was up from 6.11 million in 2015. Every day, people are upgrading their phones, computers, and other electronic equipment for the latest, greatest models. The older […]
Ultimate Guide To Hardware Data Security
If your company isn’t focused on hardware data security as a complete data protection plan, you’re making a grave mistake. Data breaches do occur due to breaches of the software installed in your offices, warehouses, or other areas of business. They can occur if you do not take protections when recycling your outdated or broken […]
IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) Comes With a Risk That Few Think About But Should
It seems that a data breach is announced every day. In 2020 alone, media has already shared news of breaches affecting Microsoft, clothing retailer Hanna Andersson, Landry’s restaurant group, Health Share of Oregon, Estee Lauder, MGM, and several others. These breaches are linked to employee theft, unprotected databases, and malware installed on point-of-sale systems.The sale […]
New Decade Audit: 5 Things Your Business Should Do Now to Ensure Your and Your Customer’s Privacy
With a new decade comes new priorities. As a business owner, your employees’, customers’, and your company’s privacy must be top of that list. Already in 2020, news has hit about data breaches with Landry’s restaurant group, Microsoft, and the POS system used by many medical marijuana dispensaries. Don’t make yourself a target of a […]
John Shegerian of ERI Interviewed at ITAD Scottsdale
John Shegerian, executive chariman and co-founder of ERI, was recently interviewed at the annual ITAD summit in Scottsdale about how ERI approaches ITAD, the future of the ITAD industry, and what to expect in 2020. Follow along below:
Hacking is Often an Inside Job. Are You Protected?
The 2019 Global Data Exposure Report asked more than 1,000 security experts about security. The respondents confirmed they had a security plan in place when they were breached. More than two-thirds of these breaches happened from the inside. When it came to clicking on links they should have ignored, 65% of CEOs and 78% of […]
What Does 2020 Hold for Cybersecurity?
In 2019, some of the largest breaches in history occurred. Marriott’s hotel group was one of the first with a breach that affected 383 million people. Millions more were affected in breaches of Capital One, Facebook, Instagram, MoviePass, and so many others. Emails, passwords, credit cards, passport numbers, bank account numbers, birth dates, and SSNs […]
How To Form a Corporate Electronic Recycling Plan
Every corporation needs a plan of action for recycling outdated electronics. Not only is it required in many states, but it’s also the only way to protect your company and your clientele from the possibility of data theft. If you’re not taking proper steps to recycle your old printers, computers, cellphones, and storage devices, you […]
Data Breaches and ITAD – What You Need To Know
Data breaches have affected millions of people. Those millions of people are filing lawsuits against these companies for failure to protect their private information. Equifax’s lax security methods led to 143 million SSNs, credit card numbers, and driver’s licenses being stolen. Poor security measures also affected Facebook, First American Corporation, Oregon’s Department of Transportation, and […]
Hackers Have Stolen Nearly 4 Billion Records In The Past Decade
In the past 10 years, data breaches have led to close to 4 billion records being stolen. Hackers are attacking some of the nation’s, and world’s, largest organizations. Any organization that’s not carefully disposing of their outdated electronics is adding to the problem. It’s essential for a company to carefully consider how electronics are recycled. There […]