ERI makes move to get involved in cyber security

California-based recycling firm partners with San Francisco-based CyberPolicy.

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August 16, 2018

Fresno, California-based ERI, which describes itself as the largest fully integrated electronics recycling and information technology asset disposition (ITAD) company in the United States, has announced a new partnership with San Francisco-based CyberPolicy, an online cyber insurance marketplace designed to help small businesses plan, prevent and insure against cyberattacks.

The two organizations say they have joined together to “pool their respective expertise and offer business customers comprehensive insurance solutions in the electronic recycling space.”

The collaboration positions ERI to be the first recycling organization to offer a cyber insurance solution for its small business customers while simultaneously managing the data destruction on their discarded devices, according to ERI. CyberPolicy says the partnership helps its customers to minimize their exposure to cyber-attacks and data breaches by mitigating the risks associated with the handling of electronics.

“With this move, ERI is making yet another leap into the future of ITAD and responsible recycling,” says John Shegerian, ERI co-founder and executive chair. “By partnering with CyberPolicy and offering its superb and first-of-its-kind comprehensive cyber insurance services to our customers, we are once again demonstrating to our customers, the industry and the world that we are always leaders in terms of innovation, responsibility and protection of sensitive data.”

“ERI has fundamentally transformed how small businesses recycle electronic [scrap]; we are excited to partner with them to extend cybersecurity even further by including cyber insurance as part of the solution,” says Keith Moore, CEO and founder of CyberPolicy. “This partnership is a great example of two cyber leaders working together to help small businesses protect their most valuable asset  and safeguard themselves from a disastrous cyberattack.”