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Most large corporations and government agencies are equipped to handle disposal of hard drives. However, most small businesses, lack formal disposal guidelines and expertise. Legal experts warn, that companies entrusted with private data, must implement measures to safeguard their client’s information, or be faced with multi-million dollar lawsuits.
The only way to properly “shred” data is to use programs like Symantec’s – WipeInfo, or Access Data’s - Secure Clean, which permanently overwrite data, making it virtually unrecoverable.
Once only a tool used by law enforcement, computer forensic examinations are now widely used by attorneys for employment and business litigation and has proven instrumental in many criminal cases, including San Diego’s Westerfield Murder Trial, Chandra Levy’s disappearance and terrorist attacks in 2001. Mark McLaughlin has amassed nearly 25 years experience in computer forensic analysis, corporate security investigations, information systems management and law enforcement. He's a frequent lecturer and California State Bar qualified instructor for attorneys on computer forensics.
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