Hard Drive Erasure and Destruction
Disposal of surplus information technology (IT) equipment without taking appropriate measures to sanitize the data stored on the system’s media can lead to the disclosure of sensitive information, embarrassment, costly investigations, bad publicity, and other negative consequences. Businesses and Federal agencies must establish policies and procedures to ensure the proper destruction of sensitive information.
- The Privacy Act of 1974
- The Computer Security Act of 1987
- The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988
- The Electronic Communications Privacy Act
- The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
- The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
KruseCom erases hard drive data to Department of Defense standards. The DoD 5220-22M Standard States: Non-Removable “Rigid Disks” or hard drives must be sanitized for reuse by “Overwriting all addressable locations with a character, its complement, then a random character and verify.”The DoD 5220.22-M sensitization method was originally defined by the US National Industrial Security Program (NISP) in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and is one of the most common sensitization methods used in data destruction software. For data erasure, KruseCom utilizes the Cypher-L Series loose drive erasure device, which is compatible with the most recent NIST 800-88 guidelines for secure media sensitization, including Secure Erase, 1x, 3x, and 7x DoD with verify options, as well as many other methods.
Whether an organization recycles their IT equipment, resells it, or redeploys it, removal and destruction of the hard drive is the most complete way to ensure that all data is non-retrievable. Our in house, automatic hard driver crusher (SEM Model 1010) has been evaluated by the NSA/CSS and meets NSA and DoD compliance guidelines for the physical damage of media with a durability rating of 205 drives/hour. The hard drive crusher destroys all hard drives regardless of size, format or type up to 1.85″ high including desktop, laptop and server drives. The SEM hard drive crusher is an ideal way to meet the destroy mandate as part of the DoD’s Degauss and destroy specification. *The SEM Model 0101 Hard Drive Crusher is the only unit with a chamber large enough to fit hard drives mounted with rails or handles from hot-swap trays