We are proud to announce that on 06 June 2017 we will officially unveil DataRaze at the infosecurity Europe 2017 at stand A20.
infosecurity Europe 2017, is billed as “the region’s number one information security event featuring Europe’s largest and most comprehensive conference programme, with over 360 exhibitors showcasing the most relevant information security solutions and products to 13,500 visitors.”
This makes it the perfect platform to showcase DataRaze, the UKs only machine that provides on-premise, fully auditable, physical destruction of critical data assets. After years of development and testing, and the successful deployment of DataRaze machines at one of the largest financial and payment card companies in the world and at a UK FTSE250 merchant banking group – we are excited to reveal the machine and its functionality at the infosecurity Europe 2017.
DataRaze will be in action on Tuesday 06 June and Wednesday 07 June and we’re inviting you to bring an old hard drive and have it destroyed at stand A20 to see DataRaze for yourself.
DataRaze will shake up the market
One of the biggest current concerns for business leaders is an increased focus on the processes used to safely dispose of end of life equipment – and the associated vulnerable data. Today, far too few businesses can say with any confidence that every measure has been taken or is monitored to mitigate a data breach; that all sensitive data is held securely; or has been destroyed in a secure, auditable and responsible manner. Data security remains an assumption from others, with no real auditing process or accountability to confirm this.
The introduction of DataRaze into the market is set to change end of life data asset destruction, providing businesses with a full, on-premise, ‘cradle to grave’ audit trail of their IT assets that store confidential data. Consider for a moment the volume of redundant or obsolete IT equipment that corporate UK generates each year. What processes are truly in place for the safe destruction of equipment and eradication of the sensitive data these assets may contain? For many businesses, there is currently no such process in place – and where they exist – they are indeed, flawed. This is where DataRaze can help.
Why do businesses need DataRaze?
The cost of a data breach or compromise will rise significantly next year with the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will have the power to issue a maximum penalty of 4% of global turnover or €20 million for each breach investigated and proven. Coupled with brand and reputational damage, this is a far more significant penalty and deterrent to all businesses.
However, despite the information around GDPR, many businesses are still wrestling with the challenge of how they can securely dispose of critical data assets. What is the correct process for managing end of life equipment? Who is in charge of ensuring critical data is destroyed? Is there an audit? Where is the central control?
Most businesses rely on a third-party service provider for IT Asset Disposal (ITAD). However, the choice and quality of such companies can vary greatly, alongside lack of scrutiny by contracting personnel. Currently fewer than 50 certified businesses in the UK are approved by the industry authority – ADISA.
With DataRaze, businesses that deal with highly sensitive data no longer have to rely on third parties for the safe destruction of their critical data assets. Data Controllers or Data Officers now have a machine that can provide 100% control over the destruction of critical data assets holding confidential information.
In an era of exponential data creation, businesses need to create and follow stringent audit processes across the entire IT lifecycle, from purchase to build, security to refresh and repair, through to end of life. It won’t be long before a business is found guilty of having irresponsibly recycled its IT equipment resulting not only in hefty penalties from the ICO, but the impact on share price, customer loyalty and revenue will follow with damaging results.
Make sure this business is not yours!
If you are unable to make it to the infosecurity Europe 2017, then please get in touch to book a demonstration of DataRaze.