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. We provide a secure and verifiable chain-of-custody to help accomplish both.  We 1) record serial numbers for each hard drive, 2) physical shred hard drives and/or backup tapes while you watch and 3) issue a detailed Certificate of Destruction.

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.

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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.