Why Ensure Erasure?
There are several reasons for completely and provably erasing stored data, including: • Data disposal and erasure has to conform to industry and other regulatory requirements. • Potential litigation, loss of intellectual property, or financial loss can result from un-secure data disposal. • Un-erased information is still accessible when storage systems are returned under lease, redeployed, swapped, or repurposed. • Corporate guidelines require data erasure and removal of proprietary information prior to returning leased systems or repurposing storage systems. • Some companies or industries require proof of data erasure and overwrite levels. • Companies have different data disposal standards for different types of information. • Some companies and industries require a three-pass or greater overwrite process (recommended in DOD 5220.22-M level). • Companies have strict security requirements, to retain all disks and you need to secure them.