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September 27, 2016
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Managing obsolete technology and out-of-date electronic hardware has become a critical aspect of information security for all organisations.
A notable data breach incident at an NHS hospital is a good example of why it’s so important to properly dispose of hard drives.
A few years ago, the hospital shipped a number of computers to a company that had offered to take care of the hard drive destruction in exchange for keeping salvageable materials. But almost a dozen of those hard drives ended up for sale on an internet auction site. The data breach was discovered when someone purchased a second-hand computer (not knowing it was one of hospital's) and was able to recover the health records of 3,000 of the hospital’s patients from the hard drive.
Here’s why hard drive destruction and care for obsolete technology is an information security best practice.
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