Monthly Archives: June 2012

Media Sanitization Types

The NIST sets forth 4 types of media sanitization: Disposal Clearing Purging Destroying Disposal is the act of discarding media with no other sanitization considerations.  In other words the media is not erased, degaussed, shredded or otherwise sanitized it is simply trashed. … Continue reading

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Data Destruction Rationale

Found a great little summary in the NIST standards document (see http://www.nist.gov/customcf/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=50819) “When storage media are transferred, become obsolete, or are no longer usable or required by an information system, it is important to ensure that residual magnetic, optical, electrical, or … Continue reading

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Data Destruction Standards

I was doing some research and put together  a short list of standards for data destruction. 11/8/2012 – Added some additional standards HARD DRIVE BASED NIST Guidelines for Media Sanitization (Special Publication 800-88) (NIST, Enchanced NIST standard) HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability … Continue reading

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Welcome to my personal blog about data loss, data recovery and data destruction.  If you like this blog tell others, if you don’t like it tell me. Happy reading!

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