As part of Secure Transportation's IT relocation, installation and de/re-rack services we are now able to audit and decommission end of life IT equipment without it even leaving site and create an asset register before completely destroying the data on the hard disk drives.*
Our 2 stage on site process involves the degaussing and puncturing of the hard disk drive platters which will ensure irreversible data recovery. Although the disk drives are rendered useless we will still securely transport them under sealed conditions to our partners facility where they will be shredded and a certificate of destruction issued.
Equipment is finally disposed of under Secure Transportation’s waste carriers license in accordance with the WEEE directive.
Stage 1 - On Site Degaussing
Using our Verity Systems SV91m NATO Approved deguasser we will erase the media.
Benefits of Using a Degausser
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has approved the SV91 for security applications. The NATO stock numbers are as follows:
Strict industry standards & government regulations are in place that force organizations to mitigate the risk of unauthorized exposure of confidential corporate & government data. These regulations include;
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act)
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
FACTA (The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003)
GLB (Gramm-Leach Bliley)
Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOx)
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)
NSA (National Security Agency)
Degausses all standard hard drives & all backup tapes (see full details )
Standard PC, Laptop and Server 3.5", 2.5" & 1.8" Hard Drives. Longitudinal & perpendicular recording up to 2TB. All Drive interfaces IDE, SATA and Fibre Channel.
All Backup tapes including DLT,2,3,4,5,6 & SDLT, LTO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 8; 3480/3490/3490e, 3590, 9840 & T9940 & T10000 tape; Ultrium & Redwood SD-3 tape & cartridges; Mammoth 1 & 2, 8mm, AIT1 & 2,M2 tape; DDS 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, DD-2
12 seconds typ.
20 hard drives/40 back-up tapes per hour
Stage 2 - On Site Puncture of Disk Platters
Stage 2 we will puncture the hard disk drive platters with our Baileigh 3 Ton Arbor Press, custom modified by Secure Transportation Ltd with a 2.5 inch hardened steel spike.
Stage 3 - Off Site Shredding With Proof of Destruction Certificate
Stage 3 of the process requires us to securely transport the disk drives to our partner service where they will be shredded and a certificate of proof of destruction issued.
* Please note data destruction on site is only available for HDD's not SSD's. The latter can be securely transported from site to our partner shredding service where they will be destroyed and a certificate of destruction issued.
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