data destruction, data sanitization
Secure data destruction is a crucial step in the disposition of your end-of-life electronic assets. These assets contain data that, if not correctly destroyed, puts your company and customers at risk. Plus, improperly destroyed data could result in regulatory violations and fines.
We offer a full suite of data destruction services to ensure your data is completely irrecoverable. Each method is in compliance with data destruction standards, including NIST 800-88, HIPAA, and DoD 5220.22-M.
Our team of top-secret and classified-asset-destruction experts is trained by the military. They leverage the latest in data destruction software and hardware to satisfy all of your data sanitization, security, corporate, and reporting requirements. Additionally, data destruction reports and certificates authenticate that we deliver on all promises.
For your most sensitive assets, take advantage of our three-phase witnessed destruction process. In this method, we shear, shred, or pulverize each asset to the required specifications.
NIST 800-88 Data Destruction Methods
The nature of your data and your business determine which data destruction method is right for you. We offer the following:
data destruction services: witnessed destruction
Witnessed destruction provides extra reassurance that everything is done by the book. So, our military-trained and classified-asset-destruction team are on site to protect your brand name and sensitive data every step of the way. Additionally, our secure chain of custody includes a fully auditable paper trail, end-to-end visibility, and a Certificate of Destruction.
There are three phases to our witnessed destruction process:
- Transportation and delivery. Our team loads your electronic assets into a secured vehicle. Then, we seal and monitor this truck from the time it leaves your facility to the moment it arrives at our loading dock.
- Witnessed delivery verification. The seal remains intact until your witness arrives. Then, our data destruction experts break the seal and bring your electronic assets into our facility. Here, they count the pieces and verify the weight.
- Witnessed destruction. Cameras monitor the entire process. We destroy each asset to the required specifications by shearing, shredding, or pulverizing. Your witness observes and verifies that we successfully destroy each electronic asset.
Our data destruction methods comply with the NIST 800-88 standard to ensure complete data destruction. And, for added peace of mind, you receive a full data verification report and any relevant certificates. This includes an end-of-use certificate, DLA Form 1822, a Certificate of Destruction (CoD), and a Certificate of Sanitization (COS) that captures and lists the serial numbers of sanitized drives.