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.
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
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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