Hard disk drives and other storage devices contain data relating to confidential or proprietary information. This should be completely and irrecoverably destroyed (data destruction). In lieu of the GDPR, which superceeds the DPA, consideration should be given to the destruction of such data. This is to ensure a breach does not occur. Data can be purged from the drives by overwriting. Alternatively, the physical drive can be mechanically destroyed and recycled.
IT-Green® offers suitable solutions to the full, irrecoverable destruction of data on hard disk drives and other data bearing media.
Our solutions, have been designed to meet with processes set out in BS/ EN 15713 (2009) and guidance issued by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (UK).
UK legislation for armed forces and top secret data is covered by HMG CESG IS5. This incorporates both baseline (Single pass random overwrite) and Enhanced (3 pass overwrite) of data.
Although superceeded by NIST 800-88 (which requires a single pass wipe), we maintain a data wiping facility offering 7 pass binary wiping to the US DOD 7 pass standard.
We Provide a full destruction service whereby hard drives are sheared into sections in accordance with BS EN 15713 (2009). Circuit boards are separated from the drives, providing further security to the process.
In accordance with BS EN 15713 (2009) we provide a secure service for the complete destruction of optical and solid state media down to 4mm chips,
Our service collects, transports and processes your data bearing media in-house with no third party involvement. We provide full itemised certificates once we’ve destroyed your media in accordance with our quality assurance. Certificates of destruction include the make, model, serial number and methods of destruction used.