Back up your data before disposing of IT equipment or media assets. Data such as files, photos, and other information that might be compromised is included here.
Once your data has been backed up, you must secure erase all of it. A device can be physically destroyed, overwritten multiple times, or specialized software can be used.
Recycling IT equipment protects your data and the environment. IT equipment must be dismantled and disposed of securely by recycling companies
CDs and flash drives can also contain sensitive data that must be disposed of securely. Data can be irretrievably destroyed by shredding or degaussing media.
Finally, it's important to document the disposal process to ensure that you can provide evidence of proper disposal in case of any audits or legal requirements