Data Breach Concerns?

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Are you protected from a Data Breach?

To often we hear about another data breach from a brand we trust and as you would expect the consequences can be severe.  The majority of consumers have expectations a company with billions of customers and even more money can protect us from a data breach but that isn’t always the case.  The majority of IT departments will eventually refresh sensitive equipment containing customer data.   Very few companies have internal resources to properly manage these devices with no chance of a data breach.  Today’s IT Departments must continuously update these devices and the outdated equipment can’t simply disappear into Cyberspace without a trace.  Software engineers around the globe continuously search for vulnerabilities and once verified an update is released.   Unfortunately not all updates get installed and the technical details designed to help eliminate problems often act as a road map to the vulnerability.   An even bigger challenge is managing the billions of devices software resides on throughout the end of life cycle.   The majority of these devices contain toxic materials, batteries and a wide range of data containing components many of which are hidden.  Some types of vulnerabilities are yet to be discovered as engineers rush Internet of Things (IoT) enabled technology into the marketplace and consumers shift toward digital currency.

Does what happens in the Cloud stay in the Cloud?

Very few people will have an opportunity to visit a data center or question their security protocols.   These technological marvels are often hidden deep in the desert where conditions are optimal for temperature control and power management.  Cloud Computing providers are faced with some unique challenges and when mistakes are made it causes irreversible damage to your brand and customer base.  Just ask Home Depot, who according to will pay an additional 25 Million in damages from their now infamous 2014 POS data breach, which has already cost them 134.5 Million in fees alone.   Even tech savvy companies like Microsoft, Apple and most recently Facebook are  struggling to recover from the onslaught of unwanted attention and loss of revenue a data breach cost them.

How can ATR help prevent a Data Breach?

The best strategy is to become proactive rather than reactive and partner with an Information Technology Asset Disposition (ITAD) company capable of mitigating all your risks not just the obvious ones.  ATR assigns an individual account manager that will create a customized Statement of Work (SOW) based on the clients needs, resources required and sustainability objectives.     Customers are given access to a FIPS 140-2 Compliant web portal to schedule shipments and monitor progress in real time.   ATR owns an entire fleet of vehicles equipped GPS enabled Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) that monitor every aspect of the transfer and provide the industries most secure chain of custody and we now offer optional route reports and email alerts.      ATRs on-site service portfolio includes options like portable 110 Hard drive shredders we can bring right to your data center or loading dock and onsite inventory options ensure all assets are accounted for prior to shipment.  Our team of compliance auditors monitor all downstream commodity buyers and ATR does not export e-Waste.   Assets that can be resold when applicable have a wide range of profit sharing options and our staff of qualified technicians are trained to locate hidden data and configuration settings unique to your business.   In the past 25 years ATR has never had a data breach or environmental violation so your brand’s reputation is safe.

About ATR

Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) is a privately held ITAD (Information Technology Asset Disposition) management company that has been family owned and operated since 1992. ATRs debt free fiscally responsible business model eliminates our clients risk from the hazards associated with Bankruptcies and  Private Equity Partnership and Financing models.  ATR’s (9), R2, ISO:14001, OHSAS:18001 certified facilities are located throughout the U.S. and ATR’s technologically advanced infrastructure is unmatched in the Recycling and ITAD industry.  ATR provides Secure Reverse Logistics & Destruction Programs, Free Online Reporting, Transparent Profit Sharing programs with quarterly P&L statements and a wide range of Recycling and Asset Management programs that can be tailored to meet specific customer needs.  If you would like the most secure Electronics Recycling company in existence competing for business chat with a customer service team member now at or email us for a confidential and free quote

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Gavin Andrus
Author: Gavin Andrus