Questions to Ask a Data Destruction Company Before Hiring

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Looking for the right data destruction company to handle your data? Then you need to make sure you know what questions you should be asking before you hire. We’ve put together a top 5 list of questions to ask a data destruction company before hiring.

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Data Destruction Company Before Hiring

Below, we’ve put together the top 5 questions we think you should be asking a data destruction company before you hire them. If you have already hired them, then these are still worth asking to ensure that you should continue the relationship.

1. Is Your Data Destruction Company Certified?

Certification is the first thing you should look for in any data destruction service. You want to ensure that they are an i-SIGMA member and that they have R2 certification at the very least. These certifications ensure that they follow the processes that will provide data security through every step of the process.

Sadoff’s Answer:
Of course, we have those certifications at Sadoff. We take the security of your data very seriously. That’s why we’ve done the work to get the certifications that matter.

Read More: What Certifications Should You Look for in Data Destruction?

2. What Types of Data Destruction Are You Capable of?

There are three types of data destruction, and no, formatting isn’t one of them as formatting can still leave data exposed to even an inexperienced data thief. Physical destruction is often the best type of destruction, but there is also degaussing and overwriting. A good data destruction company will have the tools to perform all three types of destruction.

Sadoff’s Answer:
At Sadoff, we do employ all three types of data destruction. This ensures that we can satisfy any data destruction needs that a client may have.

Read More: Why Physical Drive Destruction is Often the Best Option

3. What Types of Media Can You Destroy?

This is an important question to ask because you likely have data stored on many different types of media. The big ones are going to be hard disk drives and SSDs, if they can’t at least handle that then you should be looking elsewhere, but in addition to those, you want to ensure that they can handle CDs, DVDs, thumb drives, zip drives, and any other physical media you use or have used in the past.

Sadoff’s Answer:
Since Sadoff can employ all three types of data destruction, we can handle data destruction on any type of data medium. If there is a device that you are unsure about, please reach out.

60% of small businesses go out of business after a data breach4. Who Owns Liability in the Event of a Data Breach?

Ideally, if you are ensuring everything is on the up and up and your data destruction center is properly certified, then you shouldn’t have to worry about a data breach. Even so, things do happen, and you want to know who is going to be liable.

Sadoff’s Answer:
A good data destruction service like Sadoff is going to contractually own 100% of the liability protecting you from any further risk.

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5. Will I Receive Documentation After Data Destruction?

Documentation is a big deal when it comes to your data. You want to make sure that you will have proof that the data was destroyed, knowledge of who performed the destruction, what method was used to carry out the destruction, and the exact time and date that the destruction procedure was performed.

Sadoff’s Answer:
Sadoff believes in providing documentation for everything. We will provide any documentation that you need when it comes to your data destruction or your e-recycling.

Get a Data Destruction Quote Today!

Do you need a quote on data destruction for your business? Sadoff provides service nationwide so no matter where you are, we will be able to help. Contact us today to get started on a quote and we will ensure that all of your data is properly destroyed. Feel free to ask us any of the questions above while you’re at it too!

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