CMR’s Advanced Mobile Erasure Facility - removing previous user data from a batch of Samsung Galaxy S3 handsets
It's not so long ago that the most sensitive information our mobile phones contained was limited to text messages, contact numbers, and perhaps the odd diary entry.
Since the arrival of Apple’s iPhone and Google's Android OS, mobile devices are now more accessible to all walks of life than ever before. With cameras, Internet capability, GPS, MP3, Social Media, Mobile Payment, and a raft of Apps that plot our every move today’s mobile devices represent an Aladdin’s cave of confidential and sensitive information waiting to be exploited should they fall into the wrong hands.
Traditional mobile device recyclers use in-built manufacturer reset & restore commands,
and software flashing techniques to update handsets with the latest device firmware.
Whilst it is widely accepted that such practices go some way towards removing previous
user data from mobile phones, in reality such methods are neither effective or reliable for
use on smartphones and tablet computing devices and can be exploited relatively easily
using commercially available forensic software.
Cash remains King, however Audit and Corporate Governance requirements are increasingly significant drivers. Whilst there is an appetite to squeeze every last drop of residual value from legacy mobile devices, business stakeholders must be able to demonstrate end-to-end accountability regarding their safe disposal & data removal.
BYOD or Legacy Refresh
Whether moving to a BYOD strategy or simply refreshing legacy mobile equipment, evidence is required to prove that previous user data can be, and has been securely removed in order to meet internal and external Audit requirements
Advanced Mobile Erasure
As an early adopter of specialist erasure technologies for advanced mobile devices, CMR understands the importance of safeguarding private & confidential business data, and the damaging effects of doing nothing.
Our Advanced Mobile Erasure Service is integral to CMR’s core business processes, providing the peace of mind that you need in order to recycle surplus handsets with complete confidence and documented assurance.
Compatible devices are erased in accordance with the specifications of leading erasure technologies, certified by reports to underpin audit & corporate governance requirements thus mitigating risk for your organisation.
Mobile devices reported lost or stolen by the Police, Insurance companies or Mobile Networks are flagged in real-time using CheckMEND.