CompuCycle has two facilities: The 1st is an 80,000 square foot facility where all data bearing assets are initially received. All data destruction, either physical destruction or data sanitization, takes place within this controlled access facility, complete with video surveillance throughout. There is a transparent custody of equipment throughout the destruction and recycling process.
The 2nd facility houses CompuCycle’s fully automated, electronics shredding system. With the Shredder, CompuCycle has now eliminated the need to work with downstream processors, and has therefore eliminated the additional risk that assets could end up in a landfill.
With CompuCycle’s two facilities, our clients can rest easy knowing that their brands are fully protected through data security and environmental compliance.
CompuCycle destroys all data through two different options: data sanitization or the physical destruction of hard drives and other data bearing devices. Both options meet and exceed the NIST SP 800-88 rev. 1 standard (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and the DoD 5220.22-M method (Department of Defense).
Each data bearing asset is scanned and inventoried for the make, model, serial number and any company related asset tags. An itemized audit report is then created with all of the information on the assets, and is sent to the client to use for asset tracking.
CompuCycle’s shredding services pair our industrial-strength equipment with our industry-leading dedication to data security. We’re able to process hundreds of hard drives, floppy disks, CD-ROMS, USB drives and tape drives in a matter of minutes, making it a fast and effective method of data sanitization.
After any data bearing equipment are data sanitized, like laptops or PC’s, they are then tested to make certain that they are in good and working condition. If the device is not functional, the hard drives will be pulled and physically shredded. The remainder of the asset will then either be refurbished, or recycled.
The Refurbishment process includes the replacing of hard drives, AC adapters, memory, screens, etc. It also includes cleaning the physical device to make it aesthetically prepared to be remarketed.
Data sanitization erasure renders data unrecoverable by overwriting either the target data or the entire device with random, worthless data.
Cryptographic erasure, or crypto erase for short, uses 128-bit or higher encryption on the data while erasing the encryption key, rendering it impossible to decode.
No matter which method you choose, CompuCycle certifies all data sanitation performed in our facility complies with National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-88 guidelines and U.S. Department of Defense standards (DOD 5220.22-M).
IT equipment that will not be able to be remarketed has the hard drives and memory pulled and shredded, and then is de-manufactured. The de-manufacturing process includes removal of any batteries or other hazardous materials, capacitors, etc. The remainder of the IT asset is then sent to our fully automated shredding processor to be shredded and separated back into the raw materials, such as plastics, aluminum, copper wiring.