IoT devices – Are you throwing them away and causing a security threat?

August 30, 2021
Insights from Access Tech

Are you wiping your devices clean before disposing of them? Are you aware of how to properly dispose of your devices? What happens if you don’t throw them away correctly, adhering to legal requirements and standards? These are several questions that should be taken seriously due to how serious the consequences can be.

Here are some aspects to consider before and during the disposal of your devices:

  • Determine how long you expect to get out of each piece of equipment
  • If you work with a company that assists you with IT, determine if they actually have the time and skills to properly secure computers that have reached end-of life status
  • Know your state and federal laws about data governance and ensure they are followed correctly

Fines for not getting rid of your devices legally can cost upwards of $60 million! That is enough to severely impact your ROI, your revenue, and any savings you may have stored away. If you have any questions about this, or anything else tech or carrier-related, we would love to hear from you.

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