Secure Data Destruction

Knowing that your equipment will be handled safely and securely and decommissioned from your hands into ours is an important part of the Capitol Asset Recovery mission statement.  Rest assured, when you sell to us or recycle your used computer equipment, the transition from your hands to ours will be without incident.  Capitol Asset has destroyed millions of pieces of electronic media without any security breaches, schedule setbacks, or cost overruns.  Capitol Asset takes all of our customer data whether classified or unclassified very seriously.

Our data destruction staff goes through complete personal background checks to be sure they can handle security procedures for the destruction of classified data. Once they are vetted and approved, they sign privacy agreements as it relates to customer data. Capitol Asset’s quality control protocols are second to none. Our destruction services assist our customers to become compliant with the following laws:

  •     Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)
  •     FACTA Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  •     FDA Security Regulations (21 C.F.R. part 11)
  •     Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
  •     HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
  •     Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act (ITAD)
  •     Patriot Act of 2002
  •     PCI Data Security Standard
  •     U.S. Safe Harbor Provisions

As well as various other state laws.  Contact Us  with any questions about our data destruction services.

Our Secure Facility

Our data destruction and disassembly facility is located in Lanham, Maryland. Our facility is secured by a formal entry control system. The entire 40,000 sq. ft. facility, both indoors and outdoors, is monitored by surveillance cameras to ensure complete security during and after business hours. The physical location can be completely secured during customer visits and destruction projects, and complies with most Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) protocols with an enclosed area which can specifically be used for secure data destruction. Access to the “skiff,” as the acronym is pronounced, is highly restricted to authorized personnel only.

Capitol Asset Recovery’s quality control procedures are second to none, during shredding projects at our facility, both shredding technicians and customers witnessing the destruction must follow our safety and environmental guidelines.

On-Site, Witnessed Data Destruction

For your total convenience and security, Capitol Asset Recovery offers on-site witnessed data destruction services.  Capitol Asset can come to any of your locations and perform data wiping, degaussing and/or shredding of your magnetic media. This on-site service is most advantageous for customers who wish to minimize the change of custody in order to preserve maximum data security and accountability within their own organization. On-site data destruction allows the customer to watch the process take place without having to leave their facility. After the data destruction has been performed, the equipment can then be removed for disassembly and either IT Asset Recovery or Recycling.