In honor of National Zombie awareness month, and my office’s obsession with AMC’s The Walking Dead, we thought it might be fun to discuss the similarities between zombies and data.
A zombie is (paraphrasing dictionary.com) the body of a dead person given the semblance of life, usually for some evil purpose (eg, eating your brains). The key for our purposes here is that something we thought was gone and never to be heard from again, has come back to haunt and/or devour us.
There are myriad instances where data that was thought to have been properly disposed of has come back to cause all sorts of problems to organizations and individuals, and these incidents get very expensive, very quickly. So how do we prevent this zombie that is our data from coming back and devouring our profits?
Many organizations think it is enough to simply delete files or reformat drives. This is the equivalent of a shot to the kneecap or chest. While it may slow it down, its not going to kill the undead. The only sure, bullet-in-the-head solution, is to use a professional zombie killer, like Reclamere, who will offer you a 100% guarantee that you will never see that data again.
To learn more about Reclamere and our zombie killing – or – data destruction services, visit our website at www.reclamere.com.