IT Security & Data Destruction Blog

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PDS Crusher Modifications

PDS Crusher Modifications

The PDS crusher series is designed to deliver second-stage high security hard drive destruction in an entirely portable unit. With the variety of add-ons and modifications available, the crushers accomplish this while allowing them to be used in any environment. Here we have a detailed menu of the customizable options available for the PDS-75, PDS-100 […]

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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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Wand Degaussers: Are They the Real Deal?

Wand Degaussers: Are They the Real Deal?

Ages ago, the only degaussers on the market were industrial, expensive pulse degaussers. Wand degaussers (paddle degaussers) were introduced after that as a simple, hand-held option for magnetic media sanitization. Today, the market is still dominated by hi-tech pulse degaussers. The Proton T-4 degausser is one of those models that relies on electricity to quickly […]

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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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