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Hard Drive Secure Data

Hard Drive Data Destruction

When data destruction is not handled with appropriate care, your business or organization can be left exposed to serious security and financial risks. Most IT asset managers and private individuals cite secure destruction services as their number one concern when seeking to recycle hard drives and electronic waste. I Global understands this priority and taps into our existing partnerships and robust end-to-end shredding and destruction cycle to ensure the highest level of compliance and care. Whether you are seeking hard drive shredding, degaussing, sanitation, or simple paper and document shredding, I Global will address your needs with the full assurance of NAID security compliance.

Why Isn’t Formatting Good Enough?

Standard formatting is the process of ONLY deleting the partition table ( indexes to data clusters)

This doesn’t actually “erase” data, it only allows the data to be ignored by the OS/System and overwritten when the space is needed. Meaning the Data is still retrievable using special software or hardware, EVEN AFTER a format and reinstall of the OS.

As you can tell this is a very unsecure way of protecting your data as you would be run the risk of the sensitive data not being overwritten by usage alone.

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METHODS

Degaussing

Degaussing is the process of reducing or eliminating an unwanted magnetic field (or data) stored on a tape and disk media such as computer and laptop hard drives, diskettes, reels, cassettes and cartridge tapes. When exposed to the powerful magnetic field of a degausser, the magnetic data on a tape or hard disk is neutralized, or erased.
More info in our PDF DOCUMENT HERE on how this process works.

7-Pass DoD Standards Data Wipe

(5220.220M, US DoD 5220.22-M (ECE)) Data Wipe as prescribed by NAID

Is a process to which data on a hard drive is re-written entirely over all addressable locations with random character, 7 Times.

We follow this standard here Active KillDisk DoD

Hard Drive Shredding

Hard Drive Shredding is a process where units are shredded beyond  recognition and harvested for precious metal commodities.

Stake Hard Drive Punching

Hard drive punching is the act of using a drive pin to punch holes in the media platter rendering the hard drive in-operable, however data can be retrieved by forensics so this is usually ancillary to degaussing.

LEVELS

Level One Data Destruction

  • Degaussing
  • Portable Device Degaussing
  • $3 per drive or 5 for $12
  • Basic Certificate of Destruction

Level 2 Data Destruction

  • Active KillDisk Hard Disk Erasure
  • Portable Device Degaussing
  • (Optional) Stake Punching
  • DOD 5220.22M, NIST 800-88 Compliant
  • Full Certificate of Data Destruction certificate
    • Make and Model of Hard Drive
    • Serial Numbers
    • (DELL/HP) DP/N Part Numbers
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