Maintain Control Over Your Business Records

In the wake of the Enron and WorldCom accounting scandals, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. It sets forth strict requirements for financial reporting and transparency for publicly traded companies.

Under SOX, any number of seemingly “routine” company communications — spreadsheets, emails, sales reports, memos — are considered “business records”. These are subject to strict retention, access-control, and reporting requirements. Additionally, the law mandates an annual report on the effectiveness of these controls.

Most significantly, the CEO and CFO are required to personally stand behind the accuracy of their company’s financial disclosures. They could be held criminally liable for any irregularities that have an impact on the company’s auditing and reporting.

 If your company is publicly-traded, then no doubt you have already implemented a series of technical controls to ensure appropriate data retention and access control, as mandated by Sarbanes-Oxley.

 But what about when disposing of computer and electronic equipment that may contain sensitive business records?

Workstations, servers, laptops, tablets, smartphones — and even office equipment like copiers and printers — are often found to hold sensitive business records, even long after the end of their useful life. If these devices are not disposed of properly, your information could fall into the wrong hands — and your business could fall on the wrong side of SOX compliance.

How can you make sure that these devices are disposed of securely, in a way that maintains compliance with the access-control requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley?

Trust CyberCrunch for Sarbanes-Oxley Act Compliant Data Destruction and Electronics Recycling

We will help you to get rid of your old electronics and computer equipment in a way that ensures that your business records stay out of the wrong hands.

 Our recycling services are thorough and comprehensive. We will help you develop a strategy that meets the regulatory and business requirements of your company.

 First, we’ll pick up your old equipment and securely transport it to our state-of-the-art recycling facility. Then we will remove hard drives and storage devices that could contain your sensitive business information.

 These will be wiped and shredded — rendering the data on them completely unrecoverable. Finally, we will send you a certificate of destruction along with video evidence, ensuring that your data — and your company — is protected.

 Don’t let your data fall into the wrong hands. To find out how CyberCrunch can help protect your company, request a free, customized quote today.