Frequent Questions

How can I ensure data security of electronics storage devices we are disposing of?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommends the following steps for ensuring data security:

  1. Identify your media and know your information;
  2. Decide on a sanitization method;
  3. Find supportive tools;
  4. Validate your tools/policies/procedures;and
  5. Share your findings 

 The complete NIST's Guidelines for Media Sanitization (See "SP 800-88") are available online.

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