Data Destruction Equipment

In order to keep the information kept in a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) safe and secure, the government mandates that each SCIF contain a level 6 high security paper shredder within the facility. Evaluated by the NSA and meeting or exceeding the NSA/CSS Specification 02-01, these high security shredders can be found on the NSA Evaluated Products List (EPL). These high security shredders are also approved for all levels of classified paper destruction, including: SAP (Special Access Programs), COMSEC (Communications Secure), SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information) and TS (Top Secret). This requirement ensures that confidential or classified information is completely destroyed and disposed of properly. If you need to destroy materials other than paper, then you require alternative data destruction equipment. For magnetic media hard drives and devices, you need a high security degausser, which eliminates all evidence and data from your devices. Hard Drive punches and hard drive shredders physically decimate your devices, making the recovery of data practically impossible. Finally, for the ultimate high security destruction of your most sensitive devices and documents, a disintegrator is the perfect choice. In seconds, your materials are converted to near dust particles and are 100% impossible to reassemble. With these top high security machines, your top secret data will never fall into the wrong hands.
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Second Stage Hard Drive Destruction Academy

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Hard Drive

In a world full of hi-tech hackers and valuable personal information on everyone’s computer, it’s absolutely imperative to understand secure magnetic media destruction methods. So as data destruction specialists, we feel compelled to release a few lessons from Data Destruction Academy to learn about the necessity of two step hard drive destruction process. With both our advice and machines, such as Phiston’s Mediavise; two step destruction can be effortless and uncomplicated.

The Best SCIF Shredders

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Security is imperative to SCIFs.  Strict rules dictate nearly every aspect of construction.  Inside, system networks and even phones are bound by specific rules.  Even beyond the construction, security must be continuously maintained by employees.  However, human error in the form of bad decisions or mistakes (including choosing the wrong shredder) can compromise classified information.  Though not all shredders are high security, users can still choose from a small range of different models.  Choosing an appropriate shredder is cost effective and maximizes security.  The wrong shredder can disrupt workflow and productivity, while jeopardizing secret information.  The wrong shredder could mean more than a broken shredder: it could mean wasted time and money, and worst of all, a security breach.  

The Importance of Degaussers

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For most, hard drives and magnetic media devices contain at least some sensitive or personal information that you do not want getting into the wrong hands.  If you are looking to erase information rather than simply destroy these devices, then you require a degausser.  Degaussers offer the most comprehensive and effective way of erasing data from magnetic media devices.  Instead of physically bending, warping, and destroying the hard drive itself, degaussers attack the actual information and magnetic properties.  Personal information is becoming easier and easier to steal as identity theft rises in popularity.  Protect the data stored on your laptop, desktop and network hard drives, or LTO and DLT tapes by purchasing the securest form of data destruction: a degausser.