Data Destruction Standards
At InterConnection, we follow industry best practices ensuring the confidential data and private information existing on your IT assets is never compromised. InterConnection’s standard data destruction procedures are compliant with NIST 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization and the Department of Defense 5220.22-M.
Our custom-built asset tracking and data destruction program provides detailed reporting of every erasure and is compliant with Department of Defense, HIPAA, SOX, FACTA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and numerous other state and federal compliance measures.
Your Data is Secure and Your Privacy Protected
- Secure and Compliant Processes
- NIST and DoD Compliant Data Erasure
- Both Nationally and Internationally Certified Data Wiping Software
- Verification Process Ensuring your Data is Destroyed
Data on all hard drives received is destroyed by InterConnection’s professionally trained technicians according to the procedures laid out in your agreement, including one or more of the following procedures:
- Crush: Hard drives are placed inside a specialized machine and a conical punch inside the unit delivers 12,000 pounds of hydraulic force to the drive, causing catastrophic trauma to the hard drive’s chassis, destroying its internal platter, and is then shredded according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Special Publication 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization.
- Shred: Hard drives are shredded according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Special Publication 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization.
- 1-Pass Wipe: Software is used on the hard drive to overwrite all addressable storage and indexing locations on the drive one time with zeros (0x00) and then verified. This method is both Department of Defense 5220.22-M and NIST 800-88 compliant.
- 3-Pass Wipe: Software is used on hard drives to overwrite all addressable storage and indexing locations on the drive three times with zeros (0x00), complement (0xFF) and random characters and then verified.