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Winfield, IN Secure Document Shredding

 

Hard Drive and Product Destruction in Winfield, IN

All businesses make use of a variety of technology devices to store, update, and maintain high level security information regarding their organization, employees, clients, contracts, and profitability. Criminals know that many companies are less than knowledgeable when it comes time to upgrading these devices and will often simply delete the files and folders and then donate or sell the devices. Tech-savvy criminals are on the lookout for these technologies and can access the critical data and then sell everything on the dark web. There are state and federal laws in place that require companies to ensure that all customer/patient information is secure and the best way to do this is to use a licensed and professional data destruction company such as SHREDDRS.

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Methods of Destruction for Hard Drives and Peripherals

There are a few ways for complete destruction for technology devices and peripherals. While many fall under the “name” of shredding, the processes differ from those that shred paper. Once a device reaches end-of-life, is no longer needed, is being replaced with an upgrade, or is simply not functioning to accepted standard, it is critical that the device is rendered harmless and no longer contains any information or data that could be accessed. The type of data destruction depends upon if the device will be donated or sold, or if it is to be completely destroyed.

 

Why Shredding Services Are Important

Breaches may be most known as those accomplished by hackers that break into a network, however, criminals will attempt any form of theft to access proprietary and personal information. One of the easiest methods of theft is insecure disposal and re-use of devices that have reached end-of-life and are replaced by newer technologies. Tech savvy criminals can buy these devices on eBay, look for them at nonprofits where they are donated, or buy them at bulk commercial locations where they are sold for parts. Patient, customer, client, and company information is held on these devices when an organization simply assumed that “deleting” would get rid of the data.

Organizations that use their own in-house strip shredders in an attempt to save money have found that criminals have accessed the strips and re-assembled them to expose sensitive company and personal information.

Best Practices for Data Destruction Companies

When looking for a company that will be responsible for all data destruction there are a few best practices that will be a priority to assure that all documents and devices are being destroyed:

Winfield About

Winfield schools are actually a part of the Crown Point Community School Corporation. Elementary grades are split between Winfield Elementary School (for K-2) and Jerry Ross Elementary School (3-5), both located in Winfield. Middle schoolers go over to Crown Point and attend either Colonel John Wheeer Middle School or Robert A. Taft Middle School. High school is at the Crown Point High School. Winfield has a public library, a branch of the Crown Point Community Public Library.

 

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Winfield, Indiana Information

Winfield is a town in Winfield Township, Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,298 at the 2000 census, 4,383 in 2010 and 5,987 in 2019. The town was incorporated in 1993 in order to keep the residents from being annexed by Merrillville which had begun to experience racial and ethnic demographic changes and white flight. Prior to that time it had been part of Winfield Township as an unincorporated town. Winfield is named for General Winfield Scott. The town is served by the Crown Point post office, addresses in Winfield share the Crown Point ZIP code.

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