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New NSA Listed Crushers

New NSA Listed Crushers

After secure degaussing, crushing is an excellent method of physically destroying a hard drive, rendering its data irrecoverable. The PDS-75, PDS-100 & PDS-125 crushers bend hard drives 90 degrees, which destroys the internal components and platter. These machines are so effective that they have recently been added into the Evaluated Products List (EPL) for high […]

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Software Overwriting – Gone for Good?

Claims of “Department of Defense approval” echo through the software wiping industry as means to ensure customers of securely sanitized media. However, the Department of Defense and all other affiliated government entities no longer approve of software overwriting as a method to securely erase data. Why is this exactly? Because overwritten data can still be […]

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Legal Implications of Improper Data Destruction

In today’s electronic and digital era, where so much of our personal and company information is stored on hard drives or CDs’, information security should be a critical concern.  According to the Bureau of Justice, in 2012 16.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft, with financial losses totaling $24.7 billion.  A report by the […]

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