Damaged Computers in Nashville Can be a Security Risk

Just like the article on copiers, computers that have been damaged in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee areas due to the flood should be considered a security risk.  How?   Home and business owners who elect to throw away or discard their computers may be throwing away critical information on the computer’s hard drive.

Hard drives should be removed and destroyed before throwing away the computer.   Computer hard drives can often survive water damage.  Please take out the drives and destroy them or take them to a professional to ‘see’ if information can be retrieved. (Don’t forget that many copiers have hard drives with tons of data on the drive.)

These drives are a resource for thieves and identity theft.


About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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