Brooks Hoffman

PODCAST: Secure IT asset disposition

Iron Mountain breaks down the disposal of outdated hardware and data.

August 17, 2022

Like an old vacation photo, computers and other information technology (IT) equipment may become outdated, but their memories never fade.

Even printers and data tapes not properly discarded can expose sensitive data such as Social Security numbers, addresses, and account information, creating  many levels of risk for  financial institutions.

In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, sponsored by Iron Mountain, Brooks Hoffman  addresses the importance of IT asset disposition, a critical strategy for any organization to reduce the possibility of a data breach in today’s fraud-rich environment.

IT asset disposition is an industry term and practice built around reusing, recycling, repurposing, repairing, or disposing of unwanted equipment in a safe and environmentally responsible way.

In this interview, Hoffman, a principal on Iron Mountain’s product management team,  shares  business cases, misconceptions, and the changing landscape of IT asset disposition, and how to  mitigate data security risks.

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In this episode:

2:00: Brooks shares his background

2:31: Defining e-waste; the backstory

4:40: Defining IT asset disposition

7:20: The risks and challenges of ITAD

9:20: Where compliance fits with ITAD

10:44: ITAD best practices

12:45: How Iron Mountain works with credit unions