Secure Data Erasure

You may already know that “deleting” a file does nothing of the sort. But NCOL.NET can securely wipe your information so that it is iretrievable.

shredWhat do you mean “delete” doesn’t delete? File information is maintained in a directory so your operating system can find it. All that “delete” does is erase the file’s reference information. Your OS can’t find it, but the data is still there.

That’s what those “file recovery” programs look for: data in blocks that the directory says aren’t in use.

You really want to do this If you keep business, medical, or personal financial information on disks, simple deletion isn’t enough to protect the data when disposing of the equipment.

Besides identity theft, data loss may leave you or your company liable under federal laws such as HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Graham-Leach-Bliley or other state laws. Criminal penalties include fines and prison terms up to 20 years. Not to mention the civil suits that can result.