Businesses have a responsibility to ensure the security of files stored in their data centres is maintained at all times.
Roger Keenan, managing director of data centre provider City Lifeline, told the Huffington Post that all consumers rely on the security protocols of businesses to protect them from the risk of data loss or fraud, with many people not even realising that this is the case.
However, every time individuals carry out an online purchase or a high street transaction, their data is transferred and held by companies that, if their processes are not right, could allow this information to fall into the wrong hands.
As such, businesses must invest in effective data protection and data destruction systems, or face the consequences of potential data leaks in the event of a security breach of their networks.
“Data security should not be overlooked at any level and as technology continues to evolve, your data will become increasingly at risk if consumers or businesses fail to take action,” Mr Keenan concluded.
For peace of mind that end of life data is permanently destroyed, contact Kroll Ontrack for cost-effective and compliant end-of-life data erasure solutions.