Preventing Data Breaches With RFID

Many data breaches begin when hard drives are not properly destroyed, and the data is stolen. TechR2, a provider of onsite data-destruction and IT asset-retirement services, is placing metal tags on the data-bearing devices in the data center, capturing the device’s serial number and location. When the hard drive is replaced, the RFID-tagged unit is placed within the locked TechR2 TAB Appliance for safe containment within the data center. The TAB Appliance has an RFID reader that captures the deposit and e-mails alerts regarding the movement of a data-bearing device, enabling customers to immediately become aware of any discrepancies.