May 12, 2014

The Importance of Data Destruction

Every year, it seems identity thieves are getting cleverer and even more unrelenting.  With the recent breech in security at various chain stores over the holiday season, we’re reminded just how vital it is to keep our personal information protected. This goes doubly for the information stored on your hard drives and devices.

Some statistics* to take into consideration:

  • Average number of U.S. identity fraud victims annually:  Data Destruction11,571,900
  • Average financial loss per identity theft incident:  $4,930
  • Total financial loss attributed to identity theft in 2010 was $13.2 billion, jumping to $21 billion in 2013. That’s an increase of 59% in just a matter of three years.

Here at Vintage Tech, we understand the importance of keeping your data out of the wrong hands. Our state of the art erasure tool allows for hundreds of drives to be wiped simultaneously, and it is the only software in compliance with the industry regulations put into place by the federal government, so you can sleep soundly knowing your information has been removed from your devices. 

*Statistics courtesy of Statistic Brain.