42 Percent of IT Security Professionals Losing Sleep Over Outsourcing Risk

Jul 03, 2014

A recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute shows that 42% of IT and IT Security professionals are losing sleep over the security risk posed by outsourcing. In the context of IT asset disposition, outsourcing risk is of particular concern. The majority of companies we talk to rely on an…

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R2 Management Change: Introducing SERI

Jul 01, 2014

A new organization has been formed to manage the R2 Standard, one of the top standards governing the proper and responsible recycling of electronic waste. As of June 5th, SERI, or Sustainable Electronics Recycling International, is now taking over for R2 Solutions to manage the R2 Standard. All…

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Why Is Data Sanitization an Afterthought?

Jun 26, 2014

Microsoft is running a promotion for its Surface Pro 3 that gives you a discount if you trade in your MacBook Air. According to this article, no thought was given for ensuring data security. Consumers will be left to wipe their sensitive data themselves. Unfortunately, data sanitization is also an…

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The Term "E-Waste" Added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

May 09, 2014

The term "e-waste" was recently added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. This reflects the growing acknowledgement of e-waste as a very real and distinct form of waste that should be handled in a separate manner from regular waste. The formal definition is "Waste consisting of…

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USA Today Mentions WipeDrive for Wiping Computers

May 01, 2014

WhiteCanyon's product WipeDrive was recently mentioned in USA Today as having a solution to wipe data from computers. The article outlines the value you can re-coup by re-selling old electronic devices but mentions the importance of securely erasing data before selling them, donating them, or…

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WhiteCanyon Releases SystemSaver, Pawn Edition

Nov 05, 2012

WhiteCanyon Software, Inc. today announced the wide release of SystemSaver Pawn Edition, a product specifically tailored to help pawnbrokers accurately appraise PCs, erase personal data from them, and resell them for a higher value. SystemSaver specifically address the increasingly prevalent issue…

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Secure Computing Magazine: Wipe Hard Drive

Mar 22, 2009

by Jennifer Farwell Smart Computing Magazine If you are selling a computer, or if you have experienced severe problems that reformatting a hard drive doesn't resolve, you may need to wipe your hard drive. Deleting files from your hard drive doesn't erase them and neither does formatting the hard…

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The Best Anti-Spyware Actions to Take

Jul 19, 2005

Federal Trade Commission Just when you thought you were Web savvy, one more privacy, security, and functionality issue crops up - spyware. Installed on your computer without your consent, spyware software monitors or controls your computer use. It may be used to send you pop-up ads, redirect your…

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12 Steps To Avoid Internet Phishing Scams

Jun 24, 2005

By Steven Warren, MCSE, MCDBA TechRepublic Some computer users (and even some IT professionals) have been confused about the definition of a phishing scam. What exactly is a phishing attack? A phishing attack is when you receive an official-looking e-mail from an online banking or financial…

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How to Completely Block and Remove Spyware

Jun 17, 2005

US CERT Cyber Security Tip ST04-016 by Mindi McDowell and Matt Lytle What Is Spyware? Despite its name, the term "spyware" doesn't refer to something used by undercover operatives, but rather by the advertising industry. In fact, spyware is also known as "adware." It refers to…

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