November 17, 2010 – The majority of organizations remain highly susceptible to data breaches, according to new survey results. Information management services provider Kroll Ontrack found less than half of businesses regularly deploy a method of erasing sensitive data from old computers and hard drives.

Jeff Pederson, manager of data recovery operations, Kroll Ontrack, says although there may be security policies in place, the actual completion of that policy doesn’t necessarily trickle down through the organization. “They aren’t following through to make sure the drives leaving their facilities do not have company private or client information on them,” says Pederson.

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