Ben Rothke

Effective Data Destruction Practices

Date: This event took place live on June 29 2010

Presented by: Ben Rothke

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Changes in data storage technologies, new Federal and State data privacy regulations and other factors have created an urgent need to have effective electronic records destruction practices. This session will detail the specifics of these changes and how organizations can protect themselves from huge financial liabilities. Having a defined data destruction strategy not only ensures a greener environment, but also ensures that the terabytes of stored data on the hardware are completely and permanently deleted. This session will discuss: legally compliant electronic records destruction policy; effective data destruction methods; degaussing, dismantling and refining; documentation and reporting; hardware & software vendors.

About Ben Rothke

Ben Rothke, CISSP QSA is a New York City based senior security consultant with BT Professional Services and has over 15 years of industry experience in information systems security and privacy.

His areas of expertise are in risk management and mitigation, security and privacy regulatory issues, design & implementation of systems security, encryption, cryptography and security policy development, with a specialization in the financial services and aviation sectors.

Ben is the author of "Computer Security - 20 Things Every Employee Should Know" and a speaker at industry conferences, such as RSA and MISTI, and is a CISSP and PCI QSA (Qualified Security Assessor).