Certificate of Destruction

Certificate of Destruction Hard Drives

A detailed Certificate of Destruction is critical documentation for any hard drive destruction project.  Data privacy laws and information destruction guidelines require verification and proof of data destruction.  Our digital media 5-step destruction process provides a secure and verifiable chain-of-custody.

Our Certificate details the most pertinent information such as the who, what, when and how.  We capture the serial number, or your asset tag, of each hard drive destroyed.  Let us know if you need additional details – we are here to help. 

hard Drive destruction projects for the City of Los Angeles
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NIST 800-88 reporting requirement for digital media destruction

NIST 800-88 Certificate of Destruction

Some of our clients require more documentation than others.  A NIST 800-88 Certificate of Destruction requires more details than a typical COD.  The most notable additions include the make and model of the hard drive as well as the serial number of the parent computer.   See our summary of NIST guidelines for additional information on the NIST reporting requirements.

This is the NIST sample certificate. “This certificate is simply an example to demonstrate the types of information that should be collected and how a certificate might be formatted…” – NIST


Let us know if you need the addtional details for your project.  We can send you a sample of our standard COD and NIST COD for comparison.

We provide a Detailed Certificate of Destruction for your Records