Certificate of Destruction – Hard Drive Shredding

Complying with data privacy laws and its information destruction guidelines requires 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 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.  Maybe that’s why Hillary Clinton shredded hard drives instead of erasing or degaussing.