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Information destruction

Cascade helps you meet privacy protection and security standards with our NAID certified information destruction programs.

We understand how important it is for the data that reside on your computer equipment to remain secure.

That’s why we guarantee destruction of all your data either physically or electronically. Cascade ensures that testing and data sanitization is carried out on devices intended for reuse in compliance with the NAID Electronic Media Sanitization Certification Standard. Whether your important information is carefully wiped to or passes through our in-house shredders, you can be sure your data are destroyed.

Cascade’s wiping program eliminates the chance for data recovery
We know how concerned you are about your data. We are, too. It's our reputation and business on the line if we cause a data leak. To prevent such an incident, our trained technicians start by physically inspecting your equipment to ensure the detection of all data storage components. The next step is to electronically wipe all your confidential data. If the equipment does not allow for an electronic wipe to be performed with 100% assurance, we physically destroy your equipment with our in-house shear shredder. Our standard process is to clear media storage devices consistent with the NIST 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization (a one-pass overwrite and verfication). For certain specialty equipment, we may partner with other audited firms that can meet our high levels of secure data destruction. Optional multiple wipe services are available. Learn what's best for you (3 pass or 1 pass) after reading our blog.

Cascade provides accurate and reassuring reporting on all data
With superior reporting capabilities, our methods give reassurance that the removal of your raw data has been successfully completed and is independently certified to international data wiping standards by firms such as Infosec.  Once media is wiped electronically, the information is sent directly to our inventory management system and then reported back to you through our detailed disposition and reporting services. Optional hard drive serial number reporting provides further evidence of destruction.

Cascade goes one step further to protect your company’s identity
The removal of identification is as important as data destruction. Our quality system is designed to make sure all asset tags and other identification are removed from your equipment or properly defaced. We commit to the promise we make to our customers to protect their identity completely.

Independently certified by NAID to best industry standards
NAID certification auditors verify that protocols are in place to ensure the security of confidential material throughout all stages of the destruction process such as handling, transporting, storing materials prior to destruction, and destroying and disposing of materials responsibly. This also includes any transfer of custody scenarios.

Cascade ensures your company’s compliance
Businesses demand more from IT asset disposal. Legislation and regulations regarding secure disposal of information continue to grow. We give you peace of mind knowing that your information destruction will keep you in compliance with HIPAA, FACTA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and various other state and federal compliance measures.