The Price of Destruction

Costs of Public Sector Device Sanitization.

Blancco Research Report

Our partner Blancco, has released a research paper on 'The Price of Destruction- Exploring the Financial & Environmental Costs of Public Sector Device Sanitization'

Government spending faces intense scrutiny. Yet responses from 596 public sector and government IT leaders in nine countries revealed that millions of dollars go toward destroying and replacing still-usable solid-state drives (SSDs) each year.Exploring the Financial & Environmental  Costs of Public Sector Device Sanitization

This report is based on an extensive survey of public sector decision makers across the globe. Respondents are evenly split across Public Services, Healthcare, Transport, Education, Infrastructure (e.g., transport and communications networks, waste disposal, water companies), and Utilities (all at 14 percent), and Law Enforcement and Defense (both at 8 percent).

We are witnessing a shocking increase in data breaches and data breach costs. For example, in the public sector, the average cost of a breach surged by 78.7 percent globally between 2020 and 2021, from $1.08 million to $1.93 million. By comparison, healthcare data breach costs increased from an average total cost of $7.13 million in 2020 to $9.23 million in 2021, a 29.5 percent increase.
The survey, undertaken by independent research company Coleman Parkes between December 2021 and January 2022, gathers data from government employees from nine countries: the United States (U.S.), Canada, the United Kingdom (U.K.), France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, India, and Australia. The countries represent the North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions in which Blancco operates.

Blancco is a Primenet partner, together we deliver our customers a safe and compliant solution.

Our solutions minimise e-waste while prioritizing strict data protection and regulatory compliance for the public sector.

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