The importance of data security and the responsibility to carry out safe and secure data destruction has become a primary concern for businesses across the globe. Risk prevention in cybersecurity will save any business from the costly consequences of a data breach.
An NHS organisation
IT equipment removal and sales
A major NHS organisation with locations across the UK, including major cities and remote areas such as the Scottish Highlands. The healthcare sector is particularly prone to cyberattacks due to a large number of sensitive data being held on servers, making the decommissioning of assets and data destruction for this NHS organisation of high importance.
The contract started at very short notice with only a few days available for making site assessments and organising the logistics of the first uplift from a major office complex. Within 7 months, a further 9 office complexes were decommissioned and all equipment was removed from sites. During this time, DSA Connect was also asked to collect ICT equipment from outposts in parts of the UK where personnel worked from home due to their remote location. In total, uplifts were made from 71 outposts (from Devon to Dumfries) within a 5 day period. It was important that each collection was done within a one hour window in order to ensure that the worker was at home when we arrived. This was achievable due to the pre-planning that was undertaken and the lines of communication between the on-site technicians and office were kept open at all times.
During the 7 month period, DSA Connect collected approx 8500 units of IT, telecoms and specialist equipment from 10 office complexes and 71 outposts. All equipment containing data went through the proper data sanitisation process using Blancco data eradication software. Asset inventories detailing every item collected were provided to the client, together with data destruction certificates, sales reports and financial rebates. All of the client’s locations were closed within the deadline and DSA Connect ensured that all sales revenue from their kit was paid prior to the organisation being disbanded, making it a smooth and efficient process.