Certificate of Destruction
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. We provide a secure and verifiable chain-of-custody to help accomplish both by 1) recording serial numbers for each hard drive, 2) physically shredding hard drives and/or backup tapes while witnessed by the client and 3) issuing a detailed Certificate of Destruction. A good example of this requirement can be found in the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Content Security Guidelines.
Our NAID AAA Certified hard drive shredding service conforms to NIST 800-88 guidelines for the most secure form of information destruction. If your organization requires full NIST 800-88 data destruction reporting – which goes beyond our Certificate of Destruction – we can handle that as well. We have provided NIST 800-88 data destruction to JPL and NASA in Pasadena, CA.
HARD DRIVE SHREDDING
NIST 800-88 describes three methods for sanitizing hard disk drives, 1) erasing, 2) degaussing and 3) shredding. NIST 800-88 considers physically shredding hard drives the most secure form of data destruction and should be used for confidential information.