With identity theft and other types of information fraud on the rise, it’s important to know that the way you shred your confidential information can make a big difference. When the process is not completely secure you run the risk of your sensitive materials getting (…)
Whether you’re an individual who wants to get rid of an old computer or an IT manager looking to shut down a server, it’s critical to ensure the hard drives in equipment you no longer use are destroyed the correct way. Nearly every week there’s (…)
Whether you’re an individual who wants to get rid of an old computer or an IT manager looking to shut down a server, it’s critical to ensure the hard drives in equipment you no longer use are destroyed the correct way.
Nearly every week there’s a news story about hackers making off with confidential information. And it’s not just computers actively in use that are vulnerable to attack. Old computers that are simply sitting around collecting dust are also at-risk. If the device still has a hard drive, its data is open to attack.
These hard drives contain sensitive information, including credit card and bank information, tax records, old emails and plenty more that needs to be kept private. For businesses, confidential information can also include trade secrets, contracts and invoices as well as employee and customer records that must be protected by law.
Not all forms of hard drive destruction are effective
If you look up “how to destroy a hard drive” on the internet, you’ll see all kinds of solutions. Overwrite it, hammer it, melt it, drill it, dip it in acid, drop it in the ocean — these are just some of the results that will come up. While each of these methods may do some harm to a hard drive, none of them is a truly secure solution. If only a portion of the hard drive is destroyed, criminals that use sophisticated data recovery techniques can still get to your valuable information.
Throwing a computer away is dangerous. Crafty criminals can steal it and easily extract the hard drive.
Handing your old computer over to the same store where you buy a new one is dicey. You have no control over what they do with it.
Hard drive shredding is the most secure data protection
When you want guaranteed hard drive destruction, you must use a method that’s verified as safe and secure. For peace of mind you’ll want proof of destruction. If you’re a business, this proof is important to keep for your audit requirements and compliance standards.
The most decisive form of hard drive destruction is physical shredding performed by a professional service provider that uses industrial grade equipment. The process decimates hard drives into small bits. These random pieces are unrecognizable and cannot be reconstructed.
Professional shredding is ideal for hard drives, cell phones, CDs and DVDs, back-up tapes, flash drives and other data storage devices.
How to select a hard drive shredding service
When evaluating a service provider for electronic data destruction, you’ll want to know it uses proper procedures every step of the way. Make sure it offers all of the following:
Secure chain of custody: Includes putting your devices in secure tamper-proof containers for pick up, GPS-tracked transport in locked vehicle and 24/7 monitoring while your items are at the service facility.
Inventory control: An auditable itemized list of your IT assets is made with serial numbers and barcodes. All asset tags and corporate identifying marks are removed prior to the recycling and destruction process.
NAID AAA Certified: Certification that verifies a service provider meets the most stringent qualifications for secure information destruction.
Compliant with state and federal laws: All processes comply with government rules and regulations, including HIPAA, HITECH, FACTA, FERPA, PCI DSS, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and Sarbanes-Oxley.
Professional staff: Employees are specially trained in secure electronic data destruction protocols.
Vetted security technicians: Employees are bonded, undergo background checks, sign non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements and participate in ongoing security training.
Industrial-grade shredder: Machinery is efficient and breaks hard drives into small pieces that cannot be read or reconstructed.
Proof of destruction: You receive a certificate of destruction with an itemized report of the serial numbers of the hard drives destroyed.
Proper recycling: Your e-waste is recycled in accordance with EPA standards, with a 100% zero-landfill guarantee.
Electronic data destruction you can trust
DocuVault’s physical shredding process guarantees each hard drive is 100% destroyed and its information 100% unrecoverable. We cover every step as mentioned above, and more.
For your next hard drive destruction project, trust the data destruction professionals at DocuVault. We’ll manage your entire process from start to finish.
I dropped off an old tv this past Monday & I was very impressed by the young lady that handled the transaction She was polite helpfull & very professional
19:31 08 Jun 22
Driver Paul is the best! Extremely friendly service, professional, and early! Greetings upon arrival and wishes of a great day upon departure. I know that sounds menial, but taking the time to make a personable and friendly impression is so rare and so appreciated! As far as company service.. documents are shredded. They get the job done.
21:56 26 May 22
We had DocuVault come to a community dumpster and shredding event.Working with them was very easy. Their sales person (Layna) was helpful and made sure all our needs were taken care of.The driver who came to our site (Lester) did a great job of working with our residents to get their materials shredded.Truly a positive experience.
14:21 14 Apr 22
Customer service is outstanding!
17:33 27 Jan 22
Great communication skills and customer service.
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15:42 05 Nov 21
Paul is great. Always very personable and kind when in our office!
18:13 07 Sep 21
Lester is hard-working, friendly and professional! His efficiency is off the charts. What an awesome compliment to a phenomenal company! Gary is always responsive and helpful when we call for any questions or anything. Keep up the GREAT work DocuVault team! :) Thank you!!!
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11:21 21 May 21
The man who picks up our paperwork is super nice!
12:26 17 May 21
Our group moved to Docuvault several years ago as a cost saving measure. What we got was not only a cost savings but a professional service that provides exemplary service. We have had the same driver Dan who is a pleasure to deal with! Would highly recommend!
10:55 17 May 21
The Lititz martial arts studio held a Shred-it event and allowed our organization to be a part of it. The gentleman from the company doing the shredded events very engaging flexible and easy to work with. He will be events fun for everyone involved and clearly explained how safe the documents were because they were shredded on sites. It was a fantastic experience
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Paul is the best. Always so profressional and friendly.
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13:36 29 Apr 21
Paul is always so friendly every time he comes into our office. The work is always very efficient and clean. We love DocuVault!
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20:58 26 Apr 21
Paul is extremely professional and friendly ☺️
16:27 26 Apr 21
Paul is very good at his job. Always very friendly and always remembers everyone's name.
16:08 26 Apr 21
Paul is so awesome. Polite, goes above and beyond
13:56 26 Apr 21
Paul with Docuvault was so professional & made the experience so easy& pleasant! We look forward to working with you again.
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13:47 26 Apr 21
Paul has a great personality. He was very friendly, helpful and funny.
Joey Lee Scarduzio
13:45 26 Apr 21
Paul was great. Friendly, helpful and patient.
13:36 26 Apr 21
Our driver Paul rocks! We appreciate his punctuality and professionalism!
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14:06 22 Apr 21
Paul provide s xcellent service and is very professional
14:01 21 Apr 21
Our rep Paul is very friendly and professional! He does a great job!
13:58 21 Apr 21
Paul is our rep here and is great ! He is very kind and professional .
12:13 21 Apr 21
Paul is such a nice guy. It is great to see a hard worker that is friendly and talks so positive about his job and the company he works for. My guess is since workers are happy with where they work, their employees are happy, which then makes work so much easier. Great service and always professional! Keep it up!
20:34 20 Apr 21
Our driver is fantastic - very accommodating and helpful, and funny, too!
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Paul is such a friendly guy! It’s nice to see someone smiling while they work.
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14:01 20 Apr 21
Great service, our shredding pick up guy, Paul, is always very friendly!
23:47 19 Apr 21
Fantastic service !
18:29 19 Apr 21
Friendly and professional service
17:46 19 Apr 21
Very pleased with all services provided! We are happy customers :)
15:20 19 Apr 21
We have a rep who comes to our Paoli hospital office and he is amazing. Always so friendly and funny. He does a great job.
14:21 19 Apr 21
I had a great experience with Paul at our community shredding event!! He was professional, friendly to everyone and accommodating!! The process went smoothly and was a great success for our community! Thank you Paul!
13:43 19 Apr 21
Our operator, Paul, arrived 25 minutes early to set up which was a good think because we had some early birds with their shredding. Paul was professional in every aspect of the job.
13:42 19 Apr 21
Paul is always very friendly, and does a quick and thorough job collecting all the documents throughout the office.
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20:20 15 Apr 21
DocuVault was hired to handle a shred event in Newfield. They sent Paul and he was very professional and handled the documents in a confidential manner. They really gave me a sense of confidence that they can be trusted. I would definitely recommend them!
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Paul is very professional and courteous!!
14:29 14 Apr 21
Always on time with great customer service!
14:17 14 Apr 21
Paul is always so nice and friendly!!
13:48 14 Apr 21
Paul Reynolds was friendly and courteous. I would recommend DocuVault.
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I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Cliff to get these bins exchanged and he gives Great service to us at the PSSC. Thank you for sending him our way!
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14:41 13 Apr 21
Been working with this company for a while now and I can safely say that they have exceeded my expectations for their courtesy and professional behavior.
14:03 13 Apr 21
Very nice, accommodating service.
12:59 13 Apr 21
This company is amazing. The worker Cliff who comes to my site is very professional.
13:47 12 Apr 21
Dan is consistently friendly and professional.
Theresa Janney Liss
01:45 10 Apr 21
Professional, friendly, courteous....we love our man Dan! Always comes in with a smile. Always a pleasure to work with. DocuVault highly recommended!
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16:13 08 Apr 21
DocuVault provides exceptional customer service and all employees are extremely professional.
13:52 08 Apr 21
Highly recommend. Paul is professional and friendly. Great service!
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15:48 07 Apr 21
This company is great to work with. And my driver Paul is spectacular he goes the extra mile!
15:13 07 Apr 21
Although they have set times to come to our business, they are always willing to come at other times. Very professional and courteous.
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19:20 06 Apr 21
Paul was great! Very funny too :)
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18:21 06 Apr 21
Paul was nice and so efficient! Great service and professionalism. Simply the best!
18:06 06 Apr 21
Great Job and service from Paul
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Paul is very friendly and outgoing! Great service!
J and D
16:34 06 Apr 21
Paul is very polite and professional and the company itself is great deal with. Been using them for about a year now and never had any issues with them!
13:54 06 Apr 21
Thumbs up all the way, we say Dan the man is here.
13:51 06 Apr 21
Our driver, Paul is very friendly, helpful and efficient. He came for our pickup first thing in the morning and it was refreshing to have someone so cheerful, especially during these times. Thanks Paul for making my day😊
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Paul is amazing ! does a great job everytime.
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20:03 01 Apr 21
Quick & reliable. Nothing more better than that! Thanks guys
19:08 01 Apr 21
Paul is very professional and always comes with a great attitude
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The guy was very helpful and funny! Would use this company again! Thank you!!
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Paul is the best!!!
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Darryl Price Jr
14:55 31 Mar 21
Dan is our guy and he’s nice and efficient & very professional.
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Speedy service and very professional!
18:19 30 Mar 21
Paul is always very happy,welcoming, and professional when we see him. We all at the office are always looking forward to seeing him
19:47 29 Mar 21
Cliff Sorted us Out Proper!!! We had a bunch of boxes of overflow and not only did he get everything broken down, but was cheerful, and polite while doing it all on his own! An Excellent experience all around!
18:49 29 Mar 21
Paul was very professional and friendly.
17:53 29 Mar 21
Paul is always prompt and friendly!
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Paul has been our provider for years , he is always pleasant and courteous. He is attentive to our needs, and always makes sure we are satisfied.
20:34 25 Mar 21
Cliff is a great worker! He is very professional.
18:35 25 Mar 21
DocuVault arrived on time and Took care of my shreading project in a timely manner.The Driver named Paul was very friendly and helpful during the entire process! From my very first phone call down to the truck pulling up the driveway, this company gave me a good value, and quality service. I highly recommend them to handle your shreading project!
18:20 25 Mar 21
Cliff is awesome gets the job done
18:16 25 Mar 21
We love when we see Cliff come into the office. He does his job respectfully and professionally. He has a great personality and aways has a smile on his face . Keep up the good work!!!!!
17:43 25 Mar 21
Docuvault picks up shredding from my job. They are always pleasant and helpful when they come by.
Audubon Family Pharmacy
16:55 25 Mar 21
Company is very nice and helpful they always are here when needed and considerate. We love our driver that we have.
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Cliff is awesome always very helpful.
15:38 25 Mar 21
Always so polite
15:10 25 Mar 21
Paul was personable, professional, and funny! Great job!
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Cliff is very professional and courteous
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My firm has been using DocuVault for several years & they have always brand very professional & courteous. Cliff always has a smile & extremely welcoming personality.
00:49 25 Mar 21
Dan has always been wonderful! Have seen him over the years and is always happy and greets everyone like we are old friends!
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Cliff was awesome!
Mary Ellen Harvey
16:24 24 Mar 21
Cliff is the best. Very friendly always happy and smiling.
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Cliff is awesome! Anytime he or any of the other staff come in they are super friendly and helpful. If they can see that we're busy they don't distract us. Overall great service :) definitely recommend this business to anyone in need.
13:43 24 Mar 21
Paul is professional and very friendly. He has been servicing our branch for a while now and we are happy that he always keep us smiling.
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18:48 23 Mar 21
The workers are always courteous, efficient and professional.