Chattanooga Hard Drive Shredding, On Site Hard Drive Shredding, Data Destruction.


Resource 1 is a Certified Tier 3 Data Destruction firm specializing in the secure management of ‘End-Of-Life’ IT Assets. We perform NIST level destruction of data-bearing devices and through our sister company, Cerium, manage the remaining assets in an environmentally sustainable manner.


Our secure destruction services are performed on-site at the client’s facility, fully witnessed, and each device’s unique identifying information is recorded prior to destruction. All chain-of-custody concerns are completely mitigated through our unique and secure process.


Our secure hard drive destruction services are performed on-site while you witness. Resource 1 meets or exceeds all security standards and procedures set forth by NIST 800-88 guidelines, DoD 5200.22-M data sanitization protocols, HIPAA/HITECH, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, FACTA Disposal Rule, Bank Secrecy Act, Patriot Act of 2002, Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, PCI Data Security Standard, and all other various local, state, and federal regulations.


Our hard drive shredding machinery has been specifically designed to shred durable hard drives and backup tapes to 20mm X 40mm particulate size in a fraction of the time it takes to perform any other security service at the end of a device's life-cycle. We can shred a hard drive in a matter of seconds, which means we can sweep an entire data center more securely than any other method in a matter of hours, saving your organization valuable time and resources. Everything we process and destroy is disposed of and recycled following strict EPA and E-Steward standards.


End-Of-Life at risk data goes beyond data on retired hard drives and back up tapes – it includes sensitive information that your organization stores without realizing it - Scanners, Printers, Photocopiers, Projectors and Fax machines.


Our self-contained and independently powered mobile shred units are capable of shredding any number of electronic information storage devices including:

Mobile Phones , Tablets Without Batteries, Hard Disk Drives, Backup Tape Media, Solid State Hard Drives, Floppy Drives, Compact Disks, USB Drives, Body Cams, and Law Enforcement Tasers.

Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security. Hard Drive, Backup Tape Media, Floppy Drives, COmpact Disks, USB Drives, Body Cams, Tasers, Mobil Phones.

magnetic media degaussing

If your organization generates private and sensitive data, we can perform electromagnetic degaussing prior to and in conjunction with our shredding services. This extra step means that the information contained on the magnetic disk or tape can never be reconstructed in any form. Coupled with shredding, this renders your breach potential to 0.001%.


Useful for government applications containing highly classified information, electromagnetic degaussing is the process of generating two highly potent electro-magnetic alternating pulses that pass through the device rendering it virtually useless. The devices can then be shredded as an added layer of security. Degaussing, coupled with shredding, is by far the most secure method of data destruction currently available.


Because the degaussing process is electromagnetic in nature, it will not work with non-magnetic devices such as Floppy and Compact Disks, USB drives, or Solid State Drives. However, shredding of these devices pulverizes them to the point that the data can never be forensically retrieved.


Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security. Hard Drive Shredding, Magnetic Media Degaussing. Chattanooga, TN.

secure device storage

Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security. Hard Drive Shredding. Secure Device Storage. Pelican Storage Case. Chattanooga, Tn.

We utilize locked, ultra-secure Pelican Storage Cases to accept and securely store our clients’ data-bearing devices between appointments. Once a device is placed into the locked container, only a NAID Certified Resource 1 technician can retrieve it.


[Resource 1 strongly recommends secure storage cases be stored in a secure data center or storage location.]


Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security. Hard Drive Shredding. Certificate of Destruction. Chattanooga, Tn.

All of our clients receive a fully auditable Certificate of Destruction that contains each destroyed devices model and serial number. This ensures our clients remain compliant with governing organizations as well as certifying that the client has taken the proper steps to protect their organization's sensitive data.


Resource 1 retains a digital version of the custom Certificate of Destruction, in the event your copy is misplaced.


Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security. Hard Drive Shredding. Disposal of Retired IT Asset. IT Life Cycle Management. Chattanooga, TN

As the IT industry continues to develop more robust technologies, which are constantly being integrated into existing IT enterprises, organizations are always be aware of the security risks involved with the handling and disposal of the retired and obsolete systems. Resource 1 understands these risks and our unique processes ensures that not only is your organization’s data secured, but that the remaining retired assets will be processed and disposed of properly.


Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security. Responsible Electronic Recycling. E-Waste Recycling. Hard Drive Shredding. Chattanooga, Tn.

All shred particulate produced in our destruction process are fully and sustain-ably processed and recycled by separating the shred materials and smelting. While our first mission is securing and destroying our clients’ private and sensitive data, Resource 1 is deeply committed to protecting the environment and absolutely guarantees that none of the IT waste will ever wind up in general or global waste streams.


Resource 1 has a history of providing IT Asset Liquidation Services and since 2007; we have kept hundreds of thousands of pounds of e-scrap out of general waste streams and landfills. You may rest assured that materials entrusted to Resource 1 will be recycled following strict EPA, R2 and ISO practices and federal regulations. We guarantee that no electronic scrap processed by Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security will wind up in landfills or in a foreign country.

Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security. Hard Drive Shredding - Critical Response Data Destruction. Chattanooga, TN.

critical response destruction

In the event that your organization requires immediate destruction services, we offer the ability to process and destroy your devices within 24 hours of notice - pending geographic considerations.


Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security. Chattanooga Hard Drive Shredding and Data Destruction.

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2401 Vance Avenue Chattanooga, TN