DOD vs NIST, What’s The Difference?

When it comes to data destruction some clients may be familiar with terminology like “DoD destruction”, and we often get questions about if this is the standard for ProTek Recycling’s data destruction services.  For ProTek Recycling, we found that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-88 is a more appropriate guideline […]

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Security Benefits of On-Site Hard Drive Shredding

Modern businesses and government organizations collect, process, and store massive volumes of data on various devices that they rely on to operate successfully. When you decide to upgrade your technology, the sensitive information on hard drives could still remain accessible to individuals who possess the means to retrieve it. One of the most common misconceptions […]

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8 Common Devices that Become eWaste

When household or commercial electronic devices are thrown away in the trash, they become eWaste. Not only is doing so illegal in the State of New York, but the materials in these products may also be potentially toxic to the local ecosystem. Additionally, they could still retain accessible data that can be retrieved by someone […]

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What Can We Do About E-Waste?

A common question we are asked is, “What can we do about e-waste?” If you’re a commercial business or large medical institution, it’s no wonder why you’d need a safe option to properly dispose of your e-waste. From HIPAA regulations to data security, your list of concerns about proper data destruction goes on and on. […]

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What it means to be a NYS-certified recycling firm

It’s our mission to ensure that our clients can easily and safely recycle their e-waste. That’s why we’re a NYS registered recycling firm here to help you dispose of your electronics in a convenient and regulated manner. Here, at ProTek, we’re all about transparency. Our NYS certification proves just that. Trust us when it’s time […]

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ProTek Recycling is NAID Certified

Starting December 23, ProTek Recycling is officially NAID Certified! NAID AAA Certification® verifies that all sensitive data is destroyed in strict compliance with data protection laws through scheduled and surprise audits by trained, accredited security professionals, fulfilling customers’ regulatory due diligence obligations. This is a voluntary program for companies, which ProTek Recycling is enthusiastically taking […]

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What is the NYS Disposal Ban?

If you’re a business located within New York State, you may have experienced the need to dispose of your company’s e-waste effectively and efficiently. Under the NYS Disposal Ban, you have several legal options available to you. In this article, we’ll walk you through what the NYS Disposal Ban is and what you need to […]

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The Importance of HIPAA Compliance and How ProTek Can Help

Did you know that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has three primary rules? To protect and serve the public, HIPAA created three standard guidelines also known as the privacy, security, and breach notification rules. These national standards protect individuals’ medical records and other personal information. This means businesses that disclose health information […]

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