Future of memory technology means more ITAD challenges

Posted by Carol Judson on December 6, 2019

Data security is crucial for businesses today — it’s equally important for SMBs all the way up to large enterprise. Furthermore, advancements in memory technology — focused on speed, size, and data density — bring along with them new forms of non-volatile data storage. Protecting our clients’ brands, reputation, and data is core to what we do here at Sipi Asset Recovery.

In an earlier blog, we covered the new wave of high capacity storage devices and the challenges they bring to data security. These are arriving to the marketplace in the form of MAMR (microwave-assisted-magnetic recording) drives as well as HAMR (heat-assisted magnetic recording) drives. Tried-and-true methods of secure destruction for these ultra-high-capacity drives, such as shredding or degaussing, are at least decreasing in effectiveness… and at worst, simply ineffective.

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Topics: What's New in ITAD, Secure Data Destruction

Data security and quantum computing: Part 2

Posted by Eric Dorn on July 23, 2019

In our previous blog, we covered the basics of how quantum computing is changing the outlook for data security — specifically, how it could affect current data security, sanitization, and destruction standards. But how worried should we be? Is the quantum revolution right around the corner? The answers aren’t so clear cut… except for that preparing now has been determined essential. (This blog builds upon the previous – link here if you need to get caught up.)

Will quantum computers be able to crack today’s encryption?

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Topics: What's New in ITAD, Industry and Market News, Secure Data Destruction, Data Security

Data security and quantum computing: Part 1

Posted by Eric Dorn on July 2, 2019

Data security is at the forefront of IT asset management and disposition, at every step in the lifecycle. Data must be protected while it’s actively in use as a part of IT inventory all the way to its end-of-life, whether that means remarketing, recycling, or destruction. We’ve talked before about how the ITAD industry (and the IT asset industry in general) is in a state of constant change. 2019 is no different and is already likely to usher in new standards for data sanitization and the first wave of high-capacity drives in mainstream use.

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Topics: What's New in ITAD, Industry and Market News, Secure Data Destruction, Data Security

The Efficiencies of NIST-Compliant Data Sanitization

Posted by Carol Judson on December 19, 2018

More isn’t always better, and that can apply to how your company securely disposes of end-of-life data bearing IT assets. This is particularly relevant in reference to how the data is wiped, i.e., sanitized. A little bit of history can explain why the best solution for most companies today has changed.

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Topics: What's New in ITAD, Certification and Compliance

2018 Industry Highlights, and What's In Store for 2019

Posted by John McLeod on December 18, 2018

The year 2018 is a landmark year — not only for Sipi Asset Recovery, but for our entire industry — as well as all facets of data security. The market for IT asset disposition is gaining strength and has become more of a core focus than ever before. Many factors have driven this and will continue to drive this trend.

What drove our industry in 2018

Technological advancements in data storage are forever altering the playing field, and

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Topics: What's New in ITAD, Industry and Market News, Perspectives