Just because you’ve outgrown your old devices, doesn’t mean that they aren’t going to be perfectly good beginner devices for your kids, cousins, or family friends. Before you go giving away old devices, sending them to be sold for parts or the recycling plant, or discarding them completely, you need to securely erase all the data that they are storing. Your device may be slow at pulling up the data you need, but the data is still there, and you don’t want it ending up in the wrong hands.
Hackers are always looking for ways to steal your data or hold it for ransom. You may not think that your little cousin is posing a big threat to you or your data, but if they start using your old phone or tablet, don’t have great security measures, and end up the victim of a hack, all of your old data that is stored on the device is at risk. Your security is only as good as the end-points, so before you go and give away (or throw away) old devices, make sure that you wipe them completely clean, erasing all of your old data.
Secure data erase
At OnePointSync, we have the latest solutions to fully secure your network, data, and business. There are several factors that go into a solid cybersecurity plan. You need the best, most up to date software, firewalls and anti-malware software, multi-factor authentification, and you need to properly erase data from old devices. Deleting your search history and the cache is not enough. Restoring your device to factory settings is not enough. Unfortunately, the “data erase” functions that the device may offer you, are not sufficient and will still allow for your data to be recovered by professionals.
Certificate for secure data erase
We use data erase software for our clients who need to have old devices wiped clean. The data erase software that we use will certifiably remove all your data. We will also make sure that all of your new devices are set up to secure your data moving forward.
Talk to an IT expert about secure data erase, and how to secure your new devices to prevent hacking and security breaches.