USB-sticks are often the cause of data breaches. Do not take any risks, have your USB-sticks destroyed securely by IT-recycling.
Sensitive data breaches caused by USB-sticks and other solid state data carriers are still insufficiently acknowledged. These include fixed permanent memories, such as USB-sticks, Secure Digital cards (SD), Compact flash, micro-drives, MP3 players and digital camera memory.
When solid state memory equipment is formatted, or files are removed, someone with malicious intent can still easily retrieve the information. In fact, it is the same as with a regular hard disk; the commands “format” or “Fdisk” provide no security whatsoever.
So when USB-sticks or equipment with solid state memory leave your premises, proper data destruction should be given sufficient attention. Considering the small size and low value, physical destruction, whether or not at your premises, will often be the best solution.
Where it concerns more expensive memory or equipment, IT-recycling can also use data destruction software on all the solid state memory equipment you can think of. We can even do this at your place of
For the non-destructive removal of information from USB-sticks and other solid state memory equipment we use Blancco Flash Media Edition. This special program overwrites the entire memory with random binary codes, making the retrieval of information absolutely impossible.