– DataRaze: Revolutionising how businesses dispose of critical data assets –
London: On June 06, 2017 at InfoSec 2017, DataRaze (www.dataraze.co.uk) will unveil its data asset destruction machine. The DataRaze unit is the UKs only machine that provides on-premise, fully auditable, physical destruction of critical data assets and will be performing live data destruction at Stand A20.
The introduction of DataRaze into the market is set to change end of life data asset destruction forever – providing organisations a full ‘cradle to grave’ audit trail of their IT assets that store confidential data – on-premise. Businesses which deal with highly sensitive data no longer have to rely on third parties for the safe destruction of their critical data assets.
DataRaze is the creation of award winning businesswoman Jan Smith, who has been pushing the boundaries of female entrepreneurship in the world of technology for decades. Jan is the founder and CEO of IT Asset Disposal organisation, EOL IT Services (www.eolitservices.co.uk). With the imminent arrival of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on 25 May 2018, Jan identified an opportunity in the data destruction market and set out to revolutionise the auditability, security and access organisations have to critical data asset destruction.
Laura Cooper, Client Services Director at DataRaze, comments, “The launch of DataRaze at InfoSec 2017 signifies a momentous change in the destruction of critical data assets. Placing the ownership directly into the hands of the businesses that create the data and removing the need for a reliance on third party data destruction providers.”
With DataRaze, Data Controllers or Data Officers now have a machine that can provide 100% control over the destruction of critical data assets holding confidential information. DataRaze has already been successfully deployed at one of the largest financial and payment card companies in the world and at a UK FTSE250 merchant banking group.
Cooper continues, “The DataRaze machine delivers state-of-the-art auditability by using biometric, photographic and video evidence to record the destruction of a data asset. After years of development and testing, we are excited to reveal the machine and its functionality.”
The introduction of GDPR has spurred businesses into action, inducing a new approach for the management, storage and disposal of critical data assets. The deterrent of businesses receiving a maximum fine of 4% of global turnover or €20 million – whichever is the greater – has put data asset security on the boardroom agenda.
Cooper concludes, “The reality of changing regulations means that taking ‘privacy first’ approach to safe guarding information is crucial. From staff awareness to data storage and disposal – the safety and security of sensitive information should be a top priority. A secure approach to data disposal should already be in place to meet existing requirements; however, the arrival of GDPR is bringing data disposal into sharp focus and it will be essential for organisations to have a clear, auditable approach to destroying data.”