Does Your Data Destruction Process Need to Comply with PCI?

In 2006, the five largest credit card companies formed the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council as a self-policing data security initiative designed to quell calls for government intervention prompted by the increasing number of large data breaches and identity theft. To that end, PCI quickly produced its Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) to protect cardholder information, which is […]

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Is Your Data Security Policy and Process Reasonable?

There are many data protection regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) of 1999 (Financial Modernization Act of 1999), and the European Data Protection Directive. These all have language regarding how an entity mustprotect personal information. Other regulations specify the destruction discarded personal information, as is the case with the Final Disposal […]

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7 Challenges of an Office Liquidation or Move-Out for IT Managers

Closing down or moving a corporate office is a lot of work and usually includes a deadline that’s not negotiable. Property, facility and IT managers are, unfortunately, sometimes thrown into this challenging situation. Whether your company experiences a merger, reorganization, consolidation, downsizing, bankruptcy, liquidation, acquisition, relocation, or the closing of a division or data center, […]

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