Data Destruction Methods

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Data Destruction Methods

Data Destruction Methods

In this module, we want to look at Data Destruction, when and why it’s necessary, what controls allow that happen, and how it can be done to maintain/preserve the appropriate levels of security.

Let’s say we have a hard disk drive that is going out of use, it can’t be assumed that the data it holds is gone simply because the disk has been reformatted, so more must be performed securely.

You’ll learn the difference between low level and standard format and why formatting does not remove the data only the pointers to it, and now the original data is still there and accessible.

This lesson will explore how to securely dispose of data and the media which contains it, as well as how to thoroughly and accurately physically remove data.

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