When considering companies that store sensitive data, law firms are toward the top of the list; up there with health care companies, financial institutions, and government organizations. Have you ever wondered how law firms handle their data once computers and hard drives are retired?
Fortunately, security is usually at the top of the list for many large law firms and they handle their data responsibly. They take internal responsibility for sanitizing data on their old drives rather than letting someone else deal with them. The more hands that access drives and the more time it takes to actually sanitize the data, the more risk law firms face.
The best practice for law firms is to wipe their drives early and often. At WhiteCanyon Software, we've worked with many of the top 100 national law firms that take security seriously. Companies like Latham & Watkins, Sidley Austin, Gibson Dunn, WilmerHale, Cooley and WSGR rely upon WipeDrive to help them sanitize drives internally, quickly, and responsibly.
How does your firm sanitize old hard drives?