How to Securely Treat Data for the GDPR

In my last blog I reviewed what kinds of parties are held liable to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Today I’ll cover some ways that these parties can protect the data they are responsible for, and ultimately, their own brand. What Does Secure Mean? The GDPR states that whether security measures are…

IT Asset Disposition Has Evolved. Have You?

The formalization of IT asset disposition has come a long way in the past decade, from what Gartner analyst Rob Schafer would describe as “Joe and his truck” to the extremely sophisticated, tightly controlled handling of IT assets, including: Airtight data security Rigorous attention to environmental stewardship End-to-end brand protection Process automation and optimization Value-driven…

Arrow Electronics Showcases Flagship Ohio Value Recovery Facility

GAHANNA, Ohio–June 22, 2016–Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) opened the doors of its flagship North America value recovery processing facility yesterday to customers and members of the news media for tours, demonstrations and executive meet-and-greets. Attendees received an up-close look at recent state-of-the-art upgrades Arrow made to the 400,000 sq. ft. facility—one of the largest IT…

Arrow Value Recovery facilities in EMEA receive ISO 27001 certification for data security

Culemborg, Netherlands – June 16, 2016 – Six Arrow Value Recovery EMEA facilities have received the demanding ISO 27001 certification for their information management security systems. The certificate was issued after extensive audits during which the processes for secure data sanitization and refurbishment of used ICT equipment were verified. The new certification helps ensure that Arrow…

You Think It’s Gone – But It’s Not

Trying hard to practice what I preach, I recently bought a refurbished iPhone 4 from an Amazon seller. Why? Because I needed to turn in my corporate phone and I’d come to like my old, totally functional iPhone 4. I have two boom boxes that fit the phone and play audio while charging the device….

Destroy the Data – Not the Device

Data, data, everywhere, and so little of it under our control … As we celebrate – and I use that word loosely – Data Privacy Day 2016, I believe that we have a lot more data and a lot less privacy than we did last year. But then I think, “What about the European Union’s…