Learn More About Data Security and Environmental Risks
4THBIN joined SIM NY Metro Event with e-Stewards and i-SIGMA, sponsored by SIM
When dealing with obsolete electronics, it is essential to take data security and the environment into consideration. If end-of-life IT devices are not securely and sustainably dealt with, they pose significant financial, legal, and reputational risks.
Data on your end-of-life devices is just as valuable as it is on your online devices; therefore, it must be securely handled and destructed. If not properly dealt with, the personal information left behind on end-of-life devices could fall into the wrong hands and quickly become exploited.
Electronic waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream. If not securely destructed, e-waste will end up in a landfill where its hazardous toxins will seep into soil and groundwater - causing harm to the Earth and its inhabitants.
To help build awareness on these concerns, we took part in a discussion panel sponsored by SIM Metro NY with e-Stewards and i-SIGMA, two industry leaders that are responsible for certifying e-waste companies that follow the most stringent standards.
Check out Unplugged - Managing the Data Security and Environmental Risks of Obsolete Electronics to learn more!
The International Secure Information Governance & Management AssociationTM (i-SIGMA®) is the industry trade association for secure data destruction and records & information management service providers. i-SIGMA enforces standards and ethical compliance for approximately 2,500 service providers on six continents and currently maintains the most rigorous and widely accepted data-security vendor-compliance certifications, NAID AAA Certification® and PRISM Privacy+ Certification®, with hundreds of governments and thousands of private contracts using the programs to meet their regulatory due diligence requirements.
e-Stewards® is a global team of individuals, institutions, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies upholding a safe, ethical, and globally responsible standard for e-waste recycling and refurbishment. They stop the export of illegal hazardous e-waste to developing nations and create a safe, green, and just world through sharing and using the principled and practical standard for electronics recycling and reuse.