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How Ransomware Can Eat Up Your Business With Insecure IT Disposal

Ransomware Virus!! By just saying, the word conjures up images of lost data systems, locked downs and whole organizations coming to a grinding halt. It has happened to hospitals, corporations, government agencies and more. It's a threat that continues to grow. Kaspersky Labs data records a 43.3% increase in the number of users hit by the ransomware virus. The growing market of cybercriminals shows no signs of slowing down. With ransomware, cybercriminals use different methods to take control of the victim’s computer encrypting files. This can happen due to insecure systems or insecure IT disposal. They keep the data hostage by locking the screen and demanding payment or changing the computers Master Boot Record so that it interrupts the normal start-up process. By taking control of a computer, cybercriminals hope to coerce the victim into paying a ransom. The thing about ransomware is that it usually just catches people off-guard. Where someone might be comfortable thinking ever…
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Data Loss Prevention through Secure Computer Recycling

Ask yourself, what is the most important business asset for you? Before you answer it, I already know it. It’s Data. For any business the most important thing is data. It can be your company’s data or your client’s data. Either way, the data is the most valuable business asset. As it is so valuable, you have to take care of it and keep it secure.
You use lots of IT equipment, like a laptops, computers, PCs, Tablets and many other gadgets. These gadgets contain valuable data. I want to ask you something, when any of your IT equipment breaks or doesn’t work, what do you do with it?
Well, studies show that most companies have insecure computer disposal London , as they just dump their IT equipment in dustbins. If you ask me this is the most dangerous approach. Not only for the environment but also for yourself, the data in your IT equipment can get stolen and can cause data breaches.

Now, you must be worried about the data which you have compromised with insecure IT disposal. Don’t…

Everything you need to know about IT recycling companies

For many of us, we think when the computer no longer works, the only thing it's good for is a paperweight to add to the clutter on our desks but we couldn't be more wrong. The IT recycling companies work for a new breed of a recycler. They have discovered gold in old hard drives, which are hidden within your old computer. As you have clicked on this article, you may be well aware of IT recycling and IT disposal. But, for those who are newbies to IT recycling I will be mentioning a brief insight into this is environmentally friendly process What is IT recycling? Computer recycling is a disassembly of separate components, raw materials and electronic wastes. The procedure of reuse and repair are not a part of recycling. The recycling of electronic wastes is highly challenging as it involves electronic products, which are complex in nature. The devices are manufactured form glass, metals and plastics, which is difficult to manage. Moreover, it contains personal data from the …

Disposing E-Waste: Is Your Data at Risk?

E-waste refers to electronic items that have reached the end of their life cycle. This type of waste includes mobile phones, fax machines, printers, stereos, laptops and desktop computers.
Careless disposal of e-waste poses a serious threat to the confidentiality of your data, whether it be personal or business.
In fact, according to one particular survey, entrepreneurs in the IT industry are actually more concerned about the confidentiality of their data, than the environment.
Businesses, by not choosing to dispose their electronic waste through a proper channel are likely to make themselves a subject to cybercrime.
Businesses that have less than 2000 employees are most likely to be on the hit list of hackers. This is because larger organisations should go an extra mile when it comes to their data security. Why is it Important to Secure Your Data? Most of you may think that you have destroyed your data by simply choosing to reset your smartphone but you are merely hiding it from yo…

Economic Benefits of E-Waste Recycling

There is no doubt that recycling is indispensable and imperative to the importance of developing a greener economy. E-waste has now become the biggest resource of cumulative waste. This sudden growth in our use of electronic devices has given birth to many adverse issues. Our e-waste includes smartphones, LEDs, laptops and computers.
There are many IT recycling companies out there that can process all of these items easily for reuse. Furthermore, they are a good resource for extracting minerals.
Immediate attention is required on both the domestic and international level to solve this escalating issue. Fortunately, this issue is now getting reasonable attention from consumers, industry and policymakers alike.
Why E-waste Recycling is important? Many toxic elements can be found in our e-waste. The elements include cadmium, lead and mercury. Lack of calculated measures to stop the dumping of e-waste into our lakes negatively affects our nature, health and economy. Wouldn’t it make mo…

Server Disposal: How to Dispose Old Servers and IT Equipment

Nearly every home and workplace will have some IT equipment in use. Be that a PC system, a laptop, an iMac, tablets, or even cell phones – they all count as IT equipment. Our lives have been revolving around our tech-gadgets for a long time now. Newer gadgets also keep emerging on the face of earth every other day. Due to this, after the ‘survival of the fittest’, we are facing the dilemma of ‘possession of the newest’. With the arrival of new systems in the house, the need for the older ones is lost and landfills become their fate. Not only is this hazardous for the environment, but also a threat to the owners’ security. This makes secure server disposal as vital as oxygen is to the homo sapiens.

While monsters like e-waste and landfills are corroding our environment, many people keep living in ignorance of these threats. So, let us first make it clear what server disposal actually is. Understanding Server Disposal Server disposal or IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) basically comes under…

Interesting Things To Do With Your Old Laptop

At one point in your professional life, you will end up replacing your old machine in favour of a new shiny one. But what to do with old Laptop or Computer?

 You'll most likely feel some remorse about tossing it out. It's only natural after all. When you originally got it, it was a cutting-edge bit of kit. If your new PC replaces that one, then it is indeed at the end of its life. As such, you will definitely have to take it to a reputable hardware recycler. Be that as it may, it's stunning the number of clients who discard superbly great machines, just because they have the newest option available.

 You can do a lot of things with an old PC, rather than sending it to the refuse yard. How about we investigate a couple of ways that you can give that old laptop something to do. Convert It To A NAS Or Home Server In case you're running a home business and have different clients - you, your companion, your children - reusing your system network capacity or even as a good …