5 Reasons You Should Destroy Your Hard Drives

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These days, a vast majority of our professional and personal business is conducted online.

We pay our bills, peruse social media, order essentials and get our work done.

Consider this: how many devices do you have in your home?

You probably own a smartphone and a laptop and maybe even a tablet.

Actually, research suggests that the average American household has 11 connected devices.

Over the past month or so, many of us have had to use our own devices in order to work from home and maybe you are realizing that you may need a new laptop soon.

Before you think about dropping your laptop off at an e-waste spot, make sure you destroy your hard drive.

And we’re not referring to simply wiping your hard drive.

Here’s some reasons why you require hard drive destruction.

5 reasons to shred hard drives

Protect Your Reputation

Your customers, your clients and your employees entrust in you to protect their information. When you don’t destroy your hard drives, that information could fall into the wrong hands, putting you, your employees or your customers at risk. Protect yourself and your reputation!

Reduce Clutter in Your Home Or Office

No one wants old electronics piling up in their homes or in the office. Leaving old electronics at work or at home leaves you vulnerable if they happened to be stolen. Hard drive destruction not only protects you, but it also leaves the opportunity to clear out clutter in your office or home.

It Saves You Money

Storing your old backup media can be costly, especially if you no longer use it. If your business is short on space, you can’t afford to waste any space keeping old electronics. Regular hard drive destruction saves you money in the future.

Maintain Compliance With The Law

As we’ve mentioned before, laws dictate that businesses must shred confidential and sensitive information. The same rings true for your hard drives. The last thing you want is for your business to be hit with a data breach, plus a hefty fine!

Small businesses, in particular, commonly face data breaches and suffer a greater annual loss than larger businesses. In the past year, 43% of cyberattacks were aimed at small businesses, with only 14% able to defend themselves. It was also found that more than half of all businesses suffered a breach of some sort in the past year, which is why protecting yourself is crucial.

At Abraham’s, we always provide you with a Certificate of Destruction for proof of proper compliance.

Your Data Is Permanently Destroyed

A common misconception is that once a hard drive is wiped, information is erased.

Unfortunately, that is not true.

Deleting files does not rid them from your computer forever. They are still in the hard drive and can be retrieved by hackers and thieves. Physical hard drive destruction is your best defense at deleting your information and protecting yourself.

Choose Us For Your Hard Drive Destruction Needs

Abraham’s provides on-site hard drive destruction to Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. If you’re looking for a reliable, trustworthy company to successfully destroy your old hard drives, call us.

Give us a call today at (262) 877-8878 or send us a message online.