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How to protect and safely erase data on Windows devices

October 2, 2019

Years ago Microsoft listed the 10 laws of security, and law three states that if a bad guy has unrestricted physical access to your computer, it’s not your computer anymore. Thus, it’s critical to destroy hard drives and other media in recycled equipment.

On our office’s electronic waste day, we got rid of several old servers, workstations, phones and other equipment that at one time stored sensitive information. Some of it was BitLockered, but the rest was old enough not to be.

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