Category Archives: Data Security

01May

GDPR – We’re Ready, Are You?

Posted on 1st May, 2018

AssetCare, our IT data destruction division, recently hosted a seminar on the impact of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The seminar was to bring clarity as to how we can all stay on the right side of the law and reduce risk whilst being pragmatic as to the implementation and ongoing requirements of…

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04Sep

GDPR is on the Horizon

Posted on 4th September, 2017

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are looming ever closer. By May 2018 all organisations must be in a position to demonstrate compliance with GDPR. According to a recent ADISA survey 66 per cent of the public sector data controllers are currently in breach of UK Data Protection laws when disposing of unwanted data bearing…

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02Nov

4m TalkTalk customers potentially affected by a cyber-attack

Posted on 2nd November, 2015

TalkTalk has admitted they have received a ransom demand from someone claiming to be the hacker responsible for the massive data security incident. Addressing the BBC, TalkTalk chief executive Dido Harding said, “It is hard for me to give you very much detail, but yes, we have been contacted by, I don’t know whether it…

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01Sep

Full Data Security Compliance – Beyond Certification

Posted on 1st September, 2015

Data breaches do not exclusively happen to organisations that ignore compliance and refuse to implement a risk management program. Unfortunately, they also happen to organisations that, on the face of it, are compliant with all major appropriate accreditations. Why is this? Simply put, the certifications only go so far, true data security compliance can only…

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03Aug

Full Data Security Compliance – Beyond Certification

Posted on 3rd August, 2015

Data breaches do not exclusively happen to organisations that ignore compliance and refuse to implement a risk management programme. Unfortunately, they also happen to organisations that, on the face of it, are compliant with all major appropriate accreditations. Why is this? Simply put, the certifications only go so far, true data security compliance can only…

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01May

Sweet Solutions from AssetCare

Posted on 1st May, 2015

Keeping data secure is a big challenge for any company. Both physical and technological barriers can be employed to protect data stored on company devices, however, ensuring the data is safe once the devices are retired is something frequently overlooked when choosing an asset disposal service provider WasteCare were delighted to showcase their “AssetCare” service recently…

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01Sep

Committed to security, compliance and service

Posted on 1st September, 2014

SecureCare, our data destruction and IT recycling operation, has seen a dramatic rise both in the number of clients and the volume of equipment received. In terms of weight, we used to average just over 15 tonnes going through the asset listing benches per day. This has risen to in excess of 30 tonnes per…

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01Sep

Ignorance is no defence

Posted on 1st September, 2014

Following last week’s report of the £180,000 fine imposed on the Department of Justice for losing a hard drive, it is perhaps time to think, “but for the grace of God, go I”. As far as we know there have been no victims, no one has suffered loss or harm and it would not appear…

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28Feb

University Security Guaranteed

Posted on 28th February, 2014

University of Surrey has become the latest educational organisation to use WasteCare’s industry leading secure IT service. With over 15,000 students, Surrey University has a major responsibility to protect student’s personal data on its considerable population of computers. Most organisations understand the importance of protecting data from theft as well as electronic intrusion, however, many…

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14Jun

Secure data destruction extends to paper

Posted on 14th June, 2013

The AssetCare service has now been successfully providing secure data destruction for the data bearing devices at companies throughout the country. With so many uncertainties surrounding the security of hard drive destruction, AssetCare (an ADISA approved service) have provided a guaranteed secure recycling service for all size of business. The construction of the special secure…

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We are closely monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak and are applying the recommended health and hygiene practices to all aspects of our operations. Whilst these are challenging times, we wish to reassure our customers that we are maintaining our usual service levels to all our customer where required. We have also launched CliniCare for handling contaminated PPE, contaminated wipes and infectious waste, as well as providing an onsite decontamination service should it be required. For more information regarding availability of service or should you require advice, pleaseClick Here.
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