DriveSavers Releases Cybersecurity White Paper

The overlooked risk of third-party data recovery providers

NOVATO, Calif.--()--DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery, eDiscovery and digital forensic solutions, today released a new Cybersecurity white paper about the overlooked risk of third-party data recovery providers.

Authored by the company's chief information security officer (CISO), Michael Hall, the white paper explores factors in the organizational cost of a data breach (average $7.35 million per breach) and reveals that most of the data recovery industry does not meet best practice standards to ensure data protection through cybersecurity. The paper also provides methods for organizations to vet a third-party data recovery company, including an easy-to-follow checklist.

When a storage device fails or sustains physical damage resulting in data loss, the device must be sent to a third-party data recovery service provider. Company-owned devices often hold security-sensitive information, including intellectual property (IP), financial databases, accounting files, e-mail exchanges and customer records.

“Most data recovery providers do not protect data through cybersecurity processes; therefore, data recovery service providers must be classified as high-risk vendors. If an organization does not perform due diligence before engaging the services of a data recovery vendor, it runs the risk of a data breach that will result in major financial and reputational damage.”

The complete white paper is posted at: <>

A PDF version is available for download at: <>

About DriveSavers

With over 30 years of award-winning success, DriveSavers is the worldwide leader in data recovery, providing the fastest and most reliable data recovery, eDiscovery and digital forensic services in the industry. All of the company’s services are certified secure and meet security protocols for financial, legal, corporate and healthcare industries.

DriveSavers retrieves critical files from all types of data storage, including SSDs, HDDs, smartphones, camera cards, RAIDs and NAS devices. The company handles all data loss situations, including mechanical, physical, water and fire damage, data corruption, file deletions and more.

All leading manufacturers authorize DriveSavers to open sealed drive mechanisms without voiding the original warranty, including Intel, Toshiba, OCZ, OWC, SanDisk, Apple, Western Digital, Patriot, Plextor, LiteOn, Dell, Buffalo, Drobo, Overland, Promise, QNAP, ATTO, ioSafe, Thecus, HGST, ADATA, Kingston and more.

Customers include Google, Lucasfilm, NASA, Harvard University, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the U.S. Army.


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Release Summary

DriveSavers releases 2018 Cybersecurity Report: The Overlooked Risk in Third-party Data Recovery.