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The Importance of Reconciliation in Data Destruction Compliance

One of the critical aspects of data destruction compliance is the ability to account for every data-bearing device (DBD). Reconciliation documents are essential to prove that 100% of DBDs have been properly destroyed. This step ensures that no devices are lost, stolen, or improperly handled, thereby safeguarding sensitive information. Why Reconciliation Documents Matter:Ensuring that your […]

Ensuring Compliance with NIST MP-6(1) for Effective Data Destruction

Data destruction is a critical part of maintaining data security, but it’s not just about the final act of destruction. Compliance with NIST MP-6(1) involves a comprehensive approach that includes reviewing, approving, tracking, documenting, and verifying every step of the process. This ensures that every data-bearing device (DBD) is accounted for and properly destroyed. Why […]

Ensuring Your Data Destruction Vendor is Cybersecurity Framework Compliant

When selecting a data destruction vendor, it’s not just about their ability to destroy data-bearing devices (DBDs). Ensuring that they are compliant with the appropriate cybersecurity frameworks is essential. This compliance extends to their supply chain, ensuring that every aspect of the data destruction process adheres to stringent standards like NIST 800-88 and the NIST […]

The Critical Role of Onsite Data Destruction and Proper Certification

Ensuring the security of end-of-life data-bearing devices (DBDs) involves more than just physically destroying the hardware. For true compliance with NIST 800-88 standards, organizations must conduct data destruction onsite, using both a sanitizer and a verifier, and maintain proper documentation through a Certificate of Destruction (COD). Why Onsite Data Destruction and Proper Certification Matter:Proper onsite […]

The Importance of Training and Verification in Data Destruction Compliance

When it comes to data destruction, merely having the right tools is not enough. Ensuring that your organization’s data destruction methods comply with NSA and NIST standards requires thorough training, precise execution, and diligent verification. This is especially critical for data-bearing devices (DBDs) containing sensitive or classified information. Why Training and Verification Matter Proper training, […]