Should any of your devices fall victim to what you would feel as “unrecoverable damage”, you may want to consider hiring a data recovery service to ensure you can still access the all-important data. The problem many business owners have when looking for such services is that they don’t know what they need and they certainly don’t know who to trust. If you’re one of those individuals or businesses looking to access data on a damaged device, take a look at some of the certifications you should look for when hiring data recovery services.
Certified Data Recovery Cleanroom
Undertaking work on a damaged device to recover data in a typical room could leave the device further damaged. This is because of the harmful airborne particles that are too small to see but big enough to complicate any data recovery process. There are multiple classes that businesses can have a cleanroom certified at. For example, Secure Data Recovery has a cleanroom that has a certification of Class 10 ISO 4 – which only allows a maximum of 10 particles per cubic foot. Other businesses in the industry tend to range from lower certification classes of Class 1000 / ISO 6 and Class 100 / ISO 5 – which allow 1000 and 100 particles per cubic foot respectively.
Approved GSA Contractor
If you really want to find a reliable company to handle your requirements, you may want to find a company that holds a GSA contractor accreditation. It means the business is a General Services Administration’s member and that, in turn, would mean they have contracts in place with the government and federal entities. If they have such certifications in place, it proves they have provided reliable and the most advanced data recovery services for some of the biggest companies in the country.
Confidential Certifications (SSAE 18 SOC Type II & SOC 3)
Not only do you need a company that has the best cleanroom and reliability in place, but you also need one that can provide 100% confidentiality. You could have some of the most important data in the world on your device and, should that get in the wrong hands, you could be faced with several lawsuits. Therefore, it’s absolutely crucial you look for certifications such as SSAE 18 SOC Type II & SOC 3 when dealing with data recovery businesses.
Of course, the above certifications are only accredited to some of the best and most advanced data recovery services out there. If they don’t have such qualifications exactly or similarly to the above – the chances are they are not qualified enough to undertake the necessary data recovery steps you need them to. Data recovery is a serious matter and, should you not do your research before hiring a business to handle your needs, you could end up with a further damaged device that makes it near impossible to recover data from, or you could put the data in the wrong hands.