After your computer/laptop breaks down, what do you do with it? Do you retire it to your IT Department? Do you send it to the IT cemetery in the sky? Before taking any step for retirement of your IT equipment, you must consider all of your old files, data, and pertinent client information.
The problem lies in understanding the risk of any IT asset that could be reused or resold. Many security professionals are involved in asset management and theft prevention…not in the proper, certified process of destruction of IT equipment.