Certified Data Destruction
Certified data destruction is required in today’s modern age. Making sure data is irrecoverable and completely destroyed is the new standard of compliance. Data destruction certified by a compliant data erasure software ensures there are clear records of destruction and that every data containing device is accounted for.
This process is often referred to as data sanitization, a system that requires a comprehensive process that utilizes a data erasure software solution.
The data erasure software that provides sanitization should use a process that utilizes various methods of destruction that are also verifiable. Percentage based verification and secure erase, are often required as well. These records should be made available in a tamper-proof report such as a .pdf or a secure online portal.
As regulations and restrictions continue to develop and become more stringent, it is imperative to have a process that is compliant. There are several standards that may be followed when it comes to data sanitization compliance. The two most well known are the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-88. Be sure your process supports these standards as a minimum.