Is your customers’ data protected from cyber-criminals?

After the Equifax breach put the sensitive financial and personal information of millions of Americans into the hands of hackers, many financial firms asked themselves this question.

Under the Safeguards Rule of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), financial companies must take proactive measures to protect their customers’ private information from falling into the wrong hands.

Beyond banks and mortgage brokers, if your firm is “‘significantly engaged’ in providing financial products or services” you are required to comply with GLBA rules on data security. Whether you’re a CPA, a financial advisor, operate a check cashing service, or provide any other type of financial service, your company must have and follow a written plan to safeguard names, addresses, social security numbers — any private information about your customers.

Firms that fail to protect this sensitive information face stiff fines and penalties — not just for the company, but for executives and employees too. Lawsuits can drag on for years. And worst of all, you’ll betray your customers’ trust — which you may never be able to recover.

So, of course you have procedures in place to protect your computer systems from unauthorized access — while you’re using them.

But what about at the end of their lifecycle?

How can you make sure that desktops, laptops, servers, copiers, tablets, smartphones — any place where sensitive data may have resided — are disposed of in a way that prevents your customers’ information from falling into the wrong hands?

CyberCrunch is the leader in GLBA-compliant data destruction and electronics recycling.

Talk with our experts today to find out how we can make sure your business is protected when disposing of equipment that may contain your customers’ private information.

We will work with you to develop a comprehensive plan to make sure that all personal information on any electronic device is destroyed in full compliance with GLBA.

We pick up your old equipment, and then transport it to our state-of-the-art, secure recycling facility. All hard drives and storage devices will be removed, wiped, and shredded — rendering the data on them completely unreadable.

Finally, we’ll send you a certificate of destruction, along with video evidence, so you can be totally confident that your customers’ personal info — and your business — is completely protected.

Don’t let your customers’ private data fall into the wrong hands. Request a free, customized quote to find out how CyberCrunch can help protect your business today.