Impress Computers Announces Latest Digital Data Destruction Techniques
08/19/2012

Impress Computers uses state-of-the-art data destruction software that effectively destroys all of the contained data on a disk so the hard drive can be re-used in another capacity.

Online PR News – 19-August-2012 – Houston Texas – Impress Computers introduces latest digital data destruction services in the Houston and Katy Areas.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires that Medical professionals apply administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect the privacy of protected health information. Doctors and Dentists regularly capture sensitive personal data like credit card information and driver’s license details. This information can be used in identity theft. Medical records must be protected by implementing reasonable safeguards to limit incidental, and avoid prohibited , uses and disclosures of protected health information. HIPAA Security Rule requires that medical professionals implement the correct policies and procedures to address the final disposition of electronic data and the hardware or electronic media on which it is stored. Failure to implement reasonable safeguards to protect this data in connection with disposal could result in impermissible disclosures.

Data erasure (also called data clearing or data wiping) is a software-based method of overwriting data that completely destroys all electronic data residing on a hard disk drive or other digital media. Permanent data erasure goes beyond basic file deletion commands, which only remove direct pointers to data disk sectors and make data recovery possible with common software tools. Unlike degaussing and physical destruction, which render the storage media unusable, data erasure removes all information while leaving the disk operable, preserving IT assets and the environment.
Data destruction is required whenever storage media changes hands from corporate ownership to the secondary market. Because hard drives and other forms of storage media often contain sensitive information pertaining to patient’s information , all data must be destroyed to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. Failure to do so is a breach of confidentiality and can place the Doctor’s practice at risk of facing financial liability legal prosecution, and public disgrace.

Impress Computers uses state-of-the-art data destruction software that effectively destroys all of the contained data on a disk so the hard drive can be re-used in another capacity.

With so many different ways to store information on so many different hard drives these days it is almost impossible not to keep any confidential and secure data computers. Although sensitive files can be deleted, the data is still somewhere on the hard drive. That is why Impress Computers offers complete data destruction and asset recovery using NIST 800-88 and DoD 5200.22m compliances.

For companies that are wishing to dispose of obsolete equipment Impress Computers offers free computer recycling.

In addition to data destruction, Impress Computers also offers data recovery services for companies that have lost their data and need to recover it.

Impress Computers is a Christian based, owner managed, Computer Company conveniently located on Fry Rd on the border of Houston and Katy. They have been in this location since 2003 and are a full service computer store. Impress Computers carries a wide range of computer parts, along with HP, Dell, Lenovo and Acer Computers and Canon, HP, Samsung and Brother Printers. All technicians are fully qualified with over 20 years experience each. They may be contacted on 281-647-9977 or at the storefront at 1718 Fry Rd Ste 315 Houston TX 77084 or on the web www.impresscomputers.com

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