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More Than Half Of IT Pros Employ Insecure Data Wiping Methods

29
Sep
2016

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A recent study found that nearly half of IT pros surveyed don’t know how to permanently erase data from a drive, leaving potentially confidential and sensitive data languishing on devices.

The study by Blancco Technology Group, which surveyed over 400 IT professionals, found that 51% of respondents believe emptying a Recycle Bin permanently deletes files. When asked whether they believe performing a quick format and/or full reformat of a computer’s entire drive would permanently erase data, another 51% replied “Yes.”

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