HIPAA Compliance: Not A Choice, It’s the Law!

Most people don’t like others snooping around in their personal information. That includes their healthcare information. Because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), people in the business of healthcare especially don’t want anybody intruding on their patient data. Businesses must comply with the HIPAA rules governing handling and protecting the privacy of… Read More »

Could Your Discarded Printer Leak Proprietary Data?

Absolutely! In fact, scenarios like the following are relatively common: A growing company bought a used, high quality color printer at a bargain price from a used equipment outlet. It was quickly installed and running fine on the company’s network. When an IT staff member decided to configure the printer to receive documents from another… Read More »

Castaway Partners with Morgan Records Management

We’re pleased to announce a new partnership to expand our services, now providing secure document scanning and shredding. The following press release was recently published and distributed on PRlog.org. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Morgan Records Management Partners with Castaway Technologies to Provide Secure Document Destruction Lawrence, Massachusetts – September 24, 2020:  Castaway Technologies announced today that… Read More »

Announcing Castaway’s Cast-in-Box Service!

Secure IT Asset Disposition and Electronics Recycling Now Convenient from Anywhere! In this era of change brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, employees working from home with company-owned and personal IT assets bring more challenges to secure data destruction, hardware recycling and disposal. When the vast majority of people worked at company sites, gathering and… Read More »

Your ITAD Safety and Compliance Continue to be Essential

Data and Hardware Security – Now More than Ever! As we work our way through the pandemic crisis, one thing is certain: IT Asset maintenance and disposition remains critical to our IT security infrastructure. ITAD requirements are not going away. They remain essential to data security and safety compliance for virtually all organizations. The operations… Read More »

COVID-19 UPDATE

Castaway Technologies remains open for business and fully operational. We play an important role in the IT and data center critical infrastructure supply chain and are working hard to maintain full service for our clients. Castaway adheres to all government regulations and public health guidelines to facilitate appropriate social distancing and protection for our employees… Read More »

Securing IT Hardware Assets – An Opportunity for MSPs

Differentiation in Managed IT Service Businesses Companies – whether small, medium, or large – are experiencing continuous pressure for change in computing resources. Software is changing from proprietary solutions to open source, and hardware architecture is rapidly moving to the cloud for convenience and performance. C-level executives are looking for ways to remain competitive while… Read More »

Good Questions to Ask about Data Destruction

Every day the media publishes stories about companies whose data resources are hacked, resulting in loss or theft of private, corporate and personal data. While many of these incidents involve people using online computer devices with all sorts of security technology, hardware, software and processes in place, they also involve organizations and municipalities whose hardware… Read More »

Castaway Technologies Earns NAID® AAA Certification for Data Destruction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Castaway Technologies Earns NAID® AAA Certification for Data Destruction Methuen, Massachusetts – September 3, 2019:  Castaway Technologies has been granted AAA Certification by NAID® – National Association for Information Destruction. As the only true watchdog association that thoroughly audits data destruction providers worldwide, NAID® is a division of the International Secure Information… Read More »

Managing Your IT and Data Center Assets’ End-of-Life

  Your IT equipment ages while new technologies and performance features are introduced to the marketplace. As an IT or Data Center Manager, you are faced with how to effectively manage these end-of-life (EOL) assets. There is inherent or assumed value in used equipment because of marketplaces like eBay and Amazon or outdated, misperceived values… Read More »