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The Importance of Data Security

We put locks on our office doors, take cash out of the till, install security pass access, shred confidential paperwork, but how do you safeguard data?

In a corporate world where increasing amounts of data is collected, stored and utilised, the expectation of customers and legal obligations are increasing.

Breaches of data security are more than just a legal issue, with the fallout from big global companies showing us fines and penalties are just the beginning – it has huge implications for reputation damage, bottom line blow outs and job losses.

Think Uber, British National Health Service, US Federal Government, Yahoo and more – millions of customers’ data violated, which brings a bigger, dark cloud over data security in general, leading to more scrutiny and hesitancy of all users and customers.

Data is becoming more plentiful and portable with smaller devices holding a lot more information, making it more vulnerable to loss, theft and attack. Data is also at risk of loss due to viruses, deletion or system failures.

Is it Really Gone?

One of the often-overlooked pressure points of data security is when it comes time to dispose of redundant IT equipment.

Even when you think you’ve cleared a device, computer forensics and hackers can recover confidential information, so unless you take the right steps to wipe it clean for good, information will always be retrievable.

Often, in-house solutions cannot always achieve permanent, guaranteed deletion, as it’s much more than just emptying the trash files!

There are an increasing number of free data erasing apps promising to permanently delete files and folders. But free is not always safe. When it’s an online application, there’s the potential foul could be at play.

These apps could be introducing spyware; offering passwords, web history, e-mails, personal details, credit card activity, or banking records, which can be captured to sell to third parties, or a Trojan; which appears legitimate, but then takes control of your device. It will trick you into downloading and running spyware on your computer.

Don’t trust your data security to free, faceless providers. When you need to remove data from a device, seek a real-life expert, backed by accountable, international standards.

Secure Computer Recycling and Disposal (SCRD) ensures best-practice, guaranteed, Blancco certified deletion and includes physical shredding on specialized equipment.

A Secure Approach

While we hear about the data breaches occurring in the bigger, global companies, it doesn’t mean smaller businesses are immune, in fact hackers often target smaller organisations as their protective systems are not usually as tough to penetrate.

It’s an essential investment, which should include data protection as well as continued updates, internal policies and staff education. The element of human error can play a big part in keeping your security tight.

When it comes to the cost benefit, consider what might be at stake how much you can gain from safeguarding your reputation and intellectual property.

How SCRD Can Help

SCRD is underpinned by S.A.V.E – Security, Accessibility, Value and Ease. We are dedicated to tackle the growing problem of eWaste, diverting more than 94% from landfill.

We are an IT partner helping organisations:

  • Protect data with guaranteed, secure deletion
  • Curb IT over spending with budget solutions
  • Facilitate responsible disposal
  • Resale with access to international markets
  • Safe storage of equipment

Do the Right Thing – for your company, community and the planet.

If you’d like to find out more about our services, or book a free, no obligation consultation with our team, contact us today.


Who we have helped


Australia’s SCRD Helps Mining Companies Reduce Their Carbon Footprints.

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CBH Group

New IT fleet installation and old IT fleet buyout for state-wide offices.

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Rio Tinto

Remove, refurbish, store 2,560 laptops. Reinstall into newly finished offices.

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Health Dept of WA

Decommission and securely delete highly confidential data in 10,000+ assets.

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Hear from our clients

Thanks for your efficient and professional service; you definitely made my job easy. 6.3 tonnes so far is excellent and look forward to promoting the final figure. Look forward to working together soon.

Alain Twynham
Transport Coordinator

I just thought I would express my appreciations for the work that your team has accomplished for HBF. While there were logistical issues with our suppliers, I found that SCRD was on top of its game in arranging on-time collections which have impressed the branch network to no end and given them confidence in ongoing direct collections. You have our thanks for the good work.

Anthony Rinaldi
Desktop Coordinator

Please find attached a copy of the purchase order for this request. I’d also like to point out the quality of the service that Rachael had provided during her time here. She was friendly, professional and efficient. She deserves a gold star at the very least.

Brayden Arnold
Senior Service Desk Office

Yes, all went pretty well, no major issues. We couldn’t get rid of quite all we wanted but that was purely our end – we’ll be ensuring we’re have greater readiness for the next time. That said, the pickup went absolutely fine, we’ve cleared out the racks we absolutely needed to & we’ll come back to you when we’re ready to send off the rest. My compliments to the team, no hassles & got the job done.

Andrew Pilcher
Business Transition Manager

I wanted to thank you for the awesome service you have provided! From the first call I made, to your driver, to your accounts follow up, it’s all been great. We will definitely be repeat customers!

Jenny-Lee Fussell
Peel Language Development School

Your company has been terrific, prompt and courteous, we will definitely recommend you to other schools in our area.

Julie Colquhoun
Manjimup Primary School

Brett and his team are extremely professional and trustworthy. They are the real deal when it comes to refurbishments and large volume data erasing. Unfortunately this industry has a lot of backyard operations and you have to be very careful.

Es Chandra

Great service as always!

Fabio Fusari

Very secure and reliable service for sensitive data. Cleanest recycling warehouse around. These guys are happy to cater to any IT recycling needs.

Peter Sticca

I dealt with Brett & Tim, I highly recommend the team - they were a pleasure to deal with and extremely professional. We will be using them again!

Tom Kenny

i contacted this recycling company to recycle a few printers and they were very professional and friendly, Also free pick up which was a bonus, Great service, would use them again and also recommend them as well

Nick Macris

Brett and the Team at SCR are reliable and cost effective. Would definitely recommend their service.

Jonathan C

Very quick response from quote to pick up. Very happy with service. Representative very well presented and well mannered.

Emma Woodall

Wonderful, professional team to work with who are very flexible and able to meet constantly changing demands and challenging timeframes

Maija Hirvensalo

Fantastic team to work with on IT refreshes and secure data deletion


Excellent place to have old hard drives shredded.

Simon Hicks

Nice lads. Very professional

Martin Devitt

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