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Every corporation needs a plan of action for recycling outdated electronics.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 Any organization that’s not carefully disposing of their outdated electronics is adding to the problem.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 […]
Will Right to Repair Help Reduce the Amount of E-Waste?
E-waste is a growing concern. Some are starting to embrace recycling, but not every state offers it. Even those that do make it difficult. Consumers must find drop-off locations that are open at convenient times. If you work 8 to 5 and the e-recycling drop off is only open from noon to 4 p.m., it’s […]
How Hackers Are Using Cables To Steal Your Data
A security researcher who allegedly works for Verizon Media came up with a Lightning cable that is capable of hacking your computer. While the O.MG cables are supposed to end up in the hands of security experts, at $100 per cable, they could end up in the wrong hands. There are no guarantees. It’s also […]
5 Things For Consumers To Consider Before Disposing Of Old Electronics
It’s estimated that over124,000 metric tons of electronics are generated throughout the world every day. Of that e-waste, only 20% is properly disposed of. That’s a lot of phones, tablets, computers, and other electronics that end up trashing the planet. Business owners all need to consider how to safely, responsibly dispose of old electronics. While […]
Why Companies Need A Consultative E-waste Partner
Electronics recycling is a complex issue. In many states, federal agencies and companies that store private information on computers must follow the Federal Trade Commission’s Disposal Rules to protect against theft or unauthorized use. Some states mandate the recycling of outdated electronics, while others do not. Rising costs of general recycling have some areas abandoning […]
How to Decommission A Data Center
When it’s time for a data center to move to a new location, upgrade outdated equipment, or shut down, several concerns come up. First, there are laws requiring steps to be taken to ensure the security and privacy of clients and customers. Second, several states have laws in place that require electronics to be recycled […]