Author Archives: Doug Spindler

Doug Spindler

About Doug Spindler

Doug Spindler is a technology consultant, digital forensic investigator and college professor. He holds numerous certifications and industry awards, including MCT, MCSE, and Microsoft MVP, and he founded Pacific IT Professionals an independent association for IT Professionals with over 4,000 members.

Best techniques for the safe disposal of drives

The design of today’s solid-state drives has made classic data-wiping techniques ineffective. But there are sanitizing procedures that will effectively render sensitive data on SSDs — and other rewritable storage devices — unintelligible.

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How businesses fail to protect customer info

Most Internet users should know by now that personal digital security is in large part our own choice and responsibility. But in truth, our electronic security is also in the hands of the companies we do business with — and they’re not all taking that fact seriously.

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