Monday, January 17, 2022

Hardware data security with John Shegerian

John Shegerian is the co-founder and executive chairman of recycling firm ERI and the author of The Insecurity of Everything. In this podcast, we talk about both the sustainability aspects of electronic waste and the increasing issue of the security risk associated with sensitive data stored on products that are no longer in use. Shegerian argues that CISOs and others responsible for the security and risk mitigation at companies have historically been mostly focused on application security. 

However, today, hardware data security is very important as well. He cites one study where almost 42% of 159 hard drives purchased online still held sensitive data. And the problem extends beyond hard drives and USB sticks to a wide range of devices such as copiers that store data that has passed through them.

Shegerian details some of the steps that companies (and individuals) can take to reduce the waste they send to landfills and to prevent their data from falling into the wrong hands. 

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Listen to the podcast [MP3 - 26:55]

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