Degaussing: A Method For Secure Data Disposal

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April 11, 2018


Data disposal in now a necessity for many Corporates, Government Organizations, PSU’s, Banking and Financial Institutions. The challenge is to rely on a partner having world’s best in class tools and technologies along with Information Security Management System in place to systematically manage sensitive data.  Data security compliances and regulations has been designed to avoid […]

Degaussing is a method to eliminate data from magnetic media magnetically. A very strong magnetic field is applied to media for data elimination by demagnetization of the digital storage media (Magnetic Media). ‘Gauss’ is a unit of magnetism was named after Carl Friedrich Gauss. As per the guidelines of various compliances degaussing/demagnetizing has been recommended safest way to eliminate data.

“To ensure that no one could ever recover data from a disk, you need to degauss or destroy it or keep it in a secure location until the disk is needed again.”

HIPAAtech Disk Sanitization (HIPAA Advisory)

Degaussing is the best method for purging most magnetic storage media…
A Guide to Understanding Data Remanence in Automated Information Systems,

The National Computer Security Center

At Techchef, we use best data eliminator tool that provides high power magnetic erasure for hard drive and other magnetic media. It is compact, easy to use onsite and will permanently remove all data from the media in only 1 minute. Our degausser generates 10000+ gauss field for permanent erasure of data. The degaussed data is gone forever and cannot be recovered. Easy to set up and operate, just turn it on, insert the hard drive and in one minute later you have a hard drive that has been completely erased. The use of SCAN-1 destruction report generates automated log report of media serial numbers as you degauss the drive. The HD-2 is engineered to be fast & quiet and provides complete erasure of all hard drives/tapes and degaussing is 90% more energy efficient than overwriting. Our degaussing machines are compact, office friendly and easy to deploy. We always recommend and proved onsite degaussing service in your premises.

Our degaussing services would help to meet below standards for erasure of sensitive data.

California Senate Bill 1386
DOD (Emergency Destruction)
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)
IRS 1075
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines for Media Sanitization
NIST SP 800-36
NIST SP 800-88r1
PCI DSS 3.2 (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)

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