Tape, Hard Drive Shredding & Media Destruction

The amount and types of files that hang out in your storage drives can leave you vulnerable to data breaches and some serious fines. The only way to get rid of data for good is through Electronic Media Destruction from Corodata, which means physically destroying it, just like you would shred paper docs.

The Big Risks of Not Destroying Data

Protect your business with secure hard drive shredding and media destruction that ensures the sensitive data stored on your discarded devices can never be accessed. Leaving data around makes sensitive information vulnerable to a security breach, subjecting your company to some steep regulatory fines. Protect sensitive business information using our regulations-compliant hard drive and media destruction services.

Risk #1: Compliance

Data breaches caused by improper records management practices can result in millions of dollars in fines from statutory policies such as: HIPAA, GLBA, and CPRA.

Risk #2 Privacy

Letting data linger on your hard drive, media, and devices puts your customers and employees at risk for malicious scams, consumer privacy breaches, and, worst-case scenario, identity theft.

Fees For Noncompliance

$250,000 HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly referred to as HIPAA, protects the privacy of patients and their data. A $250,000 fine is levied not for each device breached but for each patient’s data taken from the breach.

$100,000 GLBA Compliance

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) mandates financial institutions to disclose their information-sharing and destruction practices to their customers and secure sensitive data. Failure to comply means a $100,000 fine for each violation.

$7,500 CPRA Compliance

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) imposes restrictions and responsibilities on how companies collect, process, and use personally identifiable information (PII). Even if a company is not based in California, it could still be subject to the CPRA. Breaches of CPRA can cost up to $7,500 per violation.

How Much Data is Hiding in Your Hard Drive?

The average hard drive can hold up to 20 terabytes (TB) of data—1 TB equals 1,000 gigabytes (GB). Ditching old electronic devices leaves traces of all that data around to linger.

Let’s break down what fits inside 1 GB of data

1 GB =nearly 678,000 pages of TEXT FILES

1 GB =more than 100,000 pages of EMAILS

1 GB =almost 65,000 pages of WORD FILES

1 GB =close to 15,500 pages of IMAGES

1 GB =roughly 17,500 PowerPoint SLIDES

This is what 1GB looks like inside of 1TB of storage

Data doesn’t go away by deletion. Have it destroyed!

Beyond hard drives, look out for data stored on these common electronic media devices:

  • Backup tapes
  • CDs
  • Hard drives (HDs)
  • Floppy disks
  • Computer tapes
  • Flash drives
    (aka thumb or jump drives)
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs)
  • Older film technologies
    including microfilm, microfiche, and x-rays
  • DVD

How Hard Drive Destruction Works

Using our regulations-compliant hard drive and media destruction services, Corodata can save you from legal nightmares and serious fines.

media pickup and shredding

1. Pickup

We’ll pick up your hard drives and electronic media and transfer it to our secure shredding facility in GPS-tracked trucks. Or we can provide on-site media destruction too!

2. Destruction

Hard drives and media devices are physically crushed and shredded using high-powered machines to render the media unrecognizable and unusable.

3. Recycle

Through our multi-pronged recycling program, we remove digital data and recycle all hard drive and media destruction materials that are left, reusing the rest for the good of the environment.

4. Proof of Compliance

We’ll provide a certificate of hard drive destruction to show your company is following a pre-established records retention policy.

Why Corodata

We’re NAID Certified. Corodata is recognized as a certified vendor by The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), which sets industry standards for proper and secure hard drive and media destruction services. This means we’ve gone through NAID’s rigorous internal audit and met legal and NAID standards for destruction.

We’re a California Green Business. As a certified California Green Company, we recycle all hard drive destruction material to the extent the market permits. Our commitment to the climate means we’re always searching for new ways to improve our green credentials.

Corodata is committed to preserving the confidentiality of your information during every step of the shredding process. Our trained technicians adhere to strict procedures to ensure the highest level of privacy protection.

pro tip #1

Establish a cadence for periodic electronic media destruction based on how much media storage you dispose of.

pro tip #2

Educate every employee on why disposing of electronic media needs to be done properly.

Close the Loop on Your Air-Gapped Layer of Protection

Vault Storage

Unplugged, vaulted, storage for your data, creating a powerful air gap and helping your business stay protected and compliant.

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Rotation & Recovery

We transport your media to our secure facility on a structured, rotating basis so your backed-up data is consistently up to date.

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