Why You Should Use a HIPAA Compliant Data Destruction Service
Any company or entity that handles sensitive information such as government, financial or business must be concerned about data security and protecting their patients or clients personal information. It is crucial that companies ensure their data is safe and secure from unauthorized access and that data is properly destroyed when no longer required. Companies that […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
How to Recycle Old Laptops: The Complete Guide
It’s inevitable. Eventually, your old laptop is going to become obsolete or just too slow to keep up with the latest software. What do you do with it? You could try to sell it online or in a store, but there’s no guarantee that someone will want to buy it. Recycling is the most effective […]Read More
How to Use Protek’s Electronic Recycling Services In 3 Simple Steps
Technology Is Everywhere As we buy new laptops and computers, throwing out the old ones may seem like the easiest and best option. However, there are many personal and environmental reasons for recycling electronics. ProTek Recycling is here to help your commercial business reduce the amount of growing electronic waste. It’s our goal to get […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More